Coldwell Banker Robbins Free Realty

This building was built in the 1870s by Thomas Killen and is an outstanding Carpenter Italianate style house with a modified central hall. At the time it was built, several churches often shared the services of a minister of the gospel. On horseback or in a buggy, the minister made his regular circuit from one community to another and stayed overnight in homes. This building was designed with an extra room for such an accommodation with a private entry from the porch. Even if he arrived late at night when his hosts were already in bed, the circuit rider could quietly put away his horse, slip into his special, unlocked room, and go to bed. in 1939 the property was sold to Eric P. Staples, the greatest high school basketball coach in Georgia history. Under his coaching, Perry High School Panthers won eight state basketball championships and eighteen region crowns from 1933 to 1964. In 1985 the use of the property changed to commercial realty.