Filming Locations: Where was The House with a Clock in Its Walls filmed?

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a children's tale based on John Bellairs 1973's novel. Lewis is a 12-year-old orphan who's sent to live with his single Uncle Jonathan. He lives in an old haunted mansion, looking like a classic 19th century design with a bit of magical steampunk thrown in.

The cast includes Hollywood stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. The movie was directed by Eli Roth, a prominent terror film director and actor (Hostel, Death Wish). The story is set in the fictional town of New Zebedee, Michigan, although The House with a Clock in Its Walls was filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. No spoilers lay ahead on this report, including all the information we've collected about this production, coming to cinemas right in time for Halloween:

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Location
The enchanted manor was set in this magnificent 1840's Victorian estate that seems taken out of a fairy tale. The house with a clock is located at 155 Greenville Street South, in Newnan (Georgia). It was also featured in 2012 Disney's movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The original period interiors are amazing too, although they were not used for filming. This is a private property, so please be respectful if you are planning to visit it.
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Where is located the House with a clock
On the top, book covers from some editions of the original novel, with illustrations inspired by the The Cronin house. Built in 1872, the picturesque Italian villa that triggered the imagination of author John Bellairs is located in his hometown at 407 N. Madison, Marshall (Michigan). Image courtesy of Google Maps

The House with a Clock in Its Walls film location
As far as we know, the interiors of the house and most of the film was shot in Atlanta Metro Studios (Union City).
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House with a clock shooting location
IMDb includes Champ's Clock Shop in Douglasville as 'Clock Sound Recording' location. This familiar business, that looks like the place where time stood still, claims to have the world's largest cuckoo clock.
Image courtesy of Champ's Clock Shop - Map

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Also some filming may have took place in the old Asa Griggs Candler Jr. Mansion (the co-founder of Coca-Cola), near Emory University's Briarcliff campus in Atlanta. It is very close to a place that has become a very popular filming location in the last years after it was used to host the Hawkins National Laboratory from Stranger Things.
Image courtesy of Elle Jaye Dee - Google Maps


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