Built in 1927 by W.W. Reeves, this cottage was one of over fifty
homes and businesses built over the course of a year in Albany.
Reeves would later play a key role in the transformation of the
Princess Theatre into the Art Deco gem we know today.
The Vickrey-Wascom House, built in 1941 by the Hutson family,
was the home of Elizabeth Ann Hutson Vickrey until 1985,
when she sold it to the pastor of Grace Baptist for ten dollars.
The Gray-Frankson House is a fine example of how far
industrial recruiters are willing to go to bring in top-notch
employees. The Dutch Colonial Style home was constructed
in 1927 as one of two residences built for the executives of
the Connecticut Mills Company.
Located at 826 Gordon Street SE, this lovely Craftsman Bungalow
was built in1921 by J.I. and Anna P. Chrissinger. Named after
its first owners and originally known as the Chrissinger House,
the home was registered with the National Registry in 1971.
The church building was built by a Congregational church, but
no records indicate how long they were in this building or
what year the church was built. In 1901, a small group of young
Germans bought the church
and named their congregation
St. Paul’s Lutheran—the same
St. Paul’s Lutheran that exists
today in southwest Decatur.
Located at 306 Lafayette Street Northeast, this historic home
was built in 1910 by Dr. B. F. Cross. The house was originally
known as Cross Cottage. It is a cottage-style Sears kit home and
features a wrap around porch.
This house, dated 1900, was originally the residence of Finley
and Rhoda Beason. Mr. Beason was the President of Owl Drug
Company, which was located on Bank Street. During the 1940s
the home was sold and converted into an apartment building
featuring three separate units.
Built in 1886, originally a wooden clapboard house, the Wert-
Martin-Gebhart home was purchased by Welman and Ann Gebhart
in 1987 from Eddie and Sharon Le Croix. This home is the
Gebhart’s third home in Old Decatur.
Serving as Tour headquarters this year, Decatur’s First United
Methodist Church was officially organized in 1834.
St. John's Episcopal Church is one of the most beautiful structures in Historic Decatur. After a fire burned St. Paul's Episcopal Church, originally organized in 1867, to the ground in 1888, its parishioners differed over where to rebuild, in Old Decatur or in New Decatur (now Albany).
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.
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.