Former Visscher Home

This home, located on the corner of Washington and Gilmer Streets, was built in the early 1880s by Jacob Glenn Visscher who was a railroad contractor, but he moved to Macon in 1889 and the house was sold to Marion Augustus Edwards. Mrs. Gussie Edwards, wife of Marion, died here in 1907 but the Edwards family continued to live here until 1918 when the property was sold to Mrs. Ollie Matthews Bennett who occupied the house with her family for many years, but it became rental property in 1936 when the Louis Singleton family from Fort Valley moved to Perry. It was during this time that Mrs. Bennett divided the lot and sold part of it to Allen and Evelyn Whipple to build their home at 902 Washington. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Holloman purchased the house in 1944 and later deeded it to her niece, Miss Gertrude Frederick. Miss Frederick rented a three-room unfurnished apartment in the 1950s to bring in additional income.