The residence that would come to be known as Ingleside was built by Gazaway Bugg Lamar, who was one of Georgia’s most prominent businessmen during the late antebellum period. He became enormously wealthy as a steamboat proprietor, cotton factor, banker, financier, wharf owner and warehouse owner.
Marc R. Matrana, M.D., nationally renowned author of Lost Plantations of the South and Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks, reviewed Ghosts of Grandeur, saying:
He provides readers with a highly engaging text, peppered with little-known details and fascinating pearls of information, truly bringing these lost estates and their sometimes long forgotten occupants back to life on the page. Those readers interested in historic preservation, antebellum Georgia history, or Southern architecture in general will certainly not want to miss Ghosts of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations!”