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 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.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Google Maps


Books of the novel and the house source of inspiration
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 staircase and interior hall of the mansion
The interiors of the house and most of the film was shot in Atlanta Metro Studios (Union City).
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures


Das Haus der geheimnisvollen Uhren drehort
The main street of New Zebedee was filmed at Ct Square in Newnan (Georgia). The Alamo movie theater actually exists, although it's not a cinema but a bar restaurant. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Google Maps


Newnan downtown Clock Tower and house
The Clock Tower is the Coweta County Probate Court in the same square in Newnan downtown. The beautiful Victorian home that appears a couple of times in the movie is an historic house also located in Newnan.
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures


Clock Store 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

The Netflix series Locke and Key are also set in a cool haunted house; find all the filming locations here: Where is Locke and Key filmed?

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3 comments

  1. The school where they pick up the kids is Oakhurst Elementary in Decatur, GA

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  2. I recognized the school immediately. I went there about 69 years ago. It hasnt changed at all.

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  3. The inside of the school was an actual school in Newnan but now is a boys and girls club

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