Ga. City May Restrict Photos at Historic Homes

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - The city of Roswell is considering new
restrictions on photographers using historic homes as a backdrop.

Historic and Cultural Affairs Manager Morgan Timmis says
professional photographers have used the houses as backdrops for
family portraits, wedding photos and group shots of youth athletic
teams.

She says there have been problems, such as children disrupting
tours and porch furniture being rearranged without permission.

Timmis says that in one instance, a window was broken.

Roswell's founding families built Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall
and Smith Plantation in the 1830s. The city owns all three homes.

Under a draft of new guidelines, still photographers would have
to ask for permission 96 hours before a photo shoot.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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