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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 * 3:00 to 8:00 PM
 
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TOUR SITES 2015

These are the homes and sites that will open their doors and welcome you in on December 12 during the Historic Decatur Christmas Tour. Click the photos below or the addresses to the right for more information and photos of the tour sites. A special Google Map has been created for the 2015 tour homes and sites.

     
Davis-Shubert/Thomas House
The Gunter-Meely House
The McLain-Hopkins House
Kelli Lovelace, Grant Street Apartments
Fort Nash
The Cartwright-Faulkner House
 
The Cartwright-Swims/Smith House   The Morgan-Haines/Zwilling House
 
The Old State Bank   The First Baptist Church
 
The Morgan County Archives Building   Carnegie Visual Arts Center
 
The Old State Bank    
 

 

THE DAVIS-SHUBERT/THOMAS HOUSE
422 Sherman Street, S.E.

Built just after the turn of the century in 1903, the Davis-Shubert/Thomas House is a classic two-story Victorian era home built of frame construction. 

THE GUNTER-MEELY HOUSE
643 Jackson Street, S.E.

The Gunter-Meely House, built circa 1907, boasts one of the most charming architectural styles of its time, craftsman/cottage.

THE McLAIN-HOPKINS HOUSE
651 Moulton Street, S.E.

Around the turn of the 20th Century, many families across America built no-fuss, square houses in what is referred to as the Folk style. Considered a “Folk” Victorian, this home was built in 1915 true to form to accommodate just plain folks. 

THE GRANT STREET APARTMENTS
1018 Grant Street, S.E.
Historically referred to as the Garden Court Apartments, the Grant Street Apartments (as they are called today) were built circa 1940’s. 

FORT NASH
522 Oak Street, N.E.

This one of a kind jewel was built in 1939 by Mrs. Roy Nash as a wedding gift to her daughter, Margaret Louise Stuart Troup. Architect Edwin Lancaster, head of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, designed the Art Deco home.

THE CARTWRIGHT-FAULKNER HOUSE
601 Line Street, N.E.

Built in 1890, 601 Line Street is a one and a half story frame Victorian cottage with beveled siding and a hipped roof. The house features Queen Anne style decorative detailing.

THE CARTWRIGHT-SWIMS/SMITH HOUSE
411 Walnut Street, NE

The Cartwright-Swims/Smith House was built at the turn of the century in the year 1900. It is a two- story frame Victorian cottage with four steeply pitched roof gable dormers.

PRESERVATION IN PROGRESS:
THE MORGAN-HAINES/ZWILLING HOUSE

316 Lafeyette Street, N.E.

This 1888 home is a massive three-story Victorian built of frame construction with very distinctive shingle clad cross gables and two (possibly three) interior brick chimneys.

PRESERVATION IN PROGRESS:
THE DECATUR RAILROAD DEPOT

701 Railroad Street, N.W.

Built in 1905 during the era when the most famous architect in the South, Frank Pierce Milburn, was the sole architect for the Southern Railway, this iconic building is being restored by the City of Decatur.

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
123 Church Street, NE

Originally constructed in 1839, First Baptist Church is one of the oldest and most historic congregations in Alabama. First Baptist continues to be a lighthouse to Decatur’s original neighborhoods and the city.

THE MORGAN COUNTY ARCHIVES BUILDING
624 Bank Street, NE

The Morgan County Archives building first opened its doors to the public in 1927 as the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Bank.

THE CARNEGIE VISUAL ARTS CENTER
207 Church Street, NE

Serving as Tour headquarters this year, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, originally constructed in 1904 as The Carnegie Library with funding from the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of the few remaining original Carnegie Library buildings in the nation.

THE OLD STATE BANK
123 Church Street, NE

The Old State Bank remains at its original site from when it first opened in 1833. The two story structure sports Federal Empire period architecture which was popular in the 1830s.

 
 
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