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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 * 2:00 to 8:00 PM
 
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TOUR SITES 2013

These are the homes and sites that will open their doors and welcome you in on December 14 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 2013 tour homes and sites.

     
Dancy-Polk House Inn
The Campbell-Grisham House
The Gray-Frankson House
The Godbey-Poer-Haney House
The Kelly-Wallace House
The Minor-Storey-Prestwood House
 
The Jervis-Ellis House   The Wert-Martin House
 
The Mangrum-Speegle House   St. John's Episcopal Church
 
The Old State Bank   Carnegie Visual Arts Center
 

 

The Reeves-Brown-Reed House
1050 Grant Street, SE

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 Vickery-Wascom House
1039 Jackson Street, SE

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. In 1991.

The Gray-Frankson House
1038 Jackson Street, SE

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.

The Chrissinger-Arthur House
826 Gordon Drive, SE
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.

Vintage Faith Church
401 Sherman Street, SE

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.

The Minor-Storey-Prestwood House
306 Lafayette Street, NE

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.

The Beason-Schuerer House
709 Line Street, NE

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.

The Wert-Gebhart House
602 Line Street, NE

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.

The First United Methodist Church
805 Canal Street, NE

Serving as Tour headquarters this year, Decatur’s First United Methodist Church was officially organized in 1834.

St. John's Episcopal Church
202 Gordon Street, SE

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
925 Bank 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.

The Carnegie Visual Arts Center
207 Church Street, NE

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.

 
 
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