See this lovely old home for sale in Covington, Georgia? It was built in 1886 and is notable for being Chief Gillespie’s house on the TV show “In the Heat of the Night.” Take a look!
“In the Heat of the Night” House
Carroll O’Connor played Chief Gillespie on the show, which ran from 1988-1994.
The house has the original glass windows in the front parlors.
According to IMDb.com:
The beautiful white house Bill Gillespie bought at the start of season 7 was an actual residence in Covington, GA. After the series ended, it sat empty and neglected for years, with one fan describing it as “falling to pieces.” It has since been purchased again and has been beautifully remodeled.
The first season was filmed in Hammond, Louisiana, before moving here to Georgia for the rest of the series.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 4,452 sq ft
There are four fireplaces in the house, including two of the bedrooms.
The hardwood floors are original in most of the rooms.
The kitchen island is so big, I’m wondering if I could reach the center to clean it! 😉
“Six majestic pecan trees anchor the welcoming back yard area.”
Did you watch the show?
Bill Gillespie was a police chief in the town of Sparta, Mississippi, who later became sheriff of the county. As Bill solved crimes and caught criminals, aided by investigator Virgil Tibbs (Howard E. Rollins) and police lieutenant Bubba Skinner (Alan Autrey), he navigated small-town politics and racial tensions.
The house is just a stone’s throw from Covington’s charming town square:
Fans of “In the Heat of the Night” still come to visit the show’s town known as “Sparta.”
I couldn’t find the full series streaming anywhere, but you can get the 8 seasons on DVD.
They’re asking $500,000. For more photos and information, check the listing. I’m already imagining the possibilities here and how I’d decorate it, aren’t you? 🙂
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