Greenville offers Fall home tour

Published 9:12 am Monday, September 26, 2022

The Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society will team  up with Camellia City to offer both residents and tourists a chance to view six historic homes in this year’s Fall Home Tour scheduled for Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The Pioneer Cemetery and several historic churches and landmarks will be open for viewing.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.

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Tickets cost$20 and can be purchased the day of the event, by dropping by the Historical Society, located inside the Greenville-Butler County Public Library, or by calling them at (334) 383-9564.

The first house on offer is the Milner-Speir-Skipper House. The oldest house on this year’s tour, it was built in the 1840’s and once belonged to railway engineer John Turner Milner. This home is located at 310 Dunklin St.

The Hamilton house will also be open for tours. Originally built in 1867, it was rebuilt in 1901 by Claude Edward Hamilton, son of the original owner, Dr. William Hamilton. This Victorian style home is located at 402 North College St.

The Gaston-Perdue-Hamilton house, located at 111 Cedar St., was built in 1895 by Judge Zell Gaston. It is an example of the Queen Anne style of architecture of the time.

Next up is the Beeland-Mallette-Godwin house at 304 South Hickory St. Built in 1901 by L.J. Beeland,. the home serves as another representation of the Queen Anne style that was popular during this time.

Another Queen Anne style home is the McKenzie-Hartman house. Built in 1910 for Sterling Price McKenzie, Sr.,  this home is located at 252 South Conecuh St.

The last home on the list is relatively young compared to the rest. Built in 1937, the Dunklin-Herndon-McNaughton home is located at 415 Hamilton St. It is one-story and has an H-shaped interior.

The Greenville tour will offer five separate routes designed to be either walked or easily reached by car.

For more information, call, visit, or email the Historical Society at butlercoalhistory@gmail.com