Former Powers-Beckham Home

This beautiful mansion was built in the 1850s by J. H. Powers, who was the Ordinary for Houston County and who fought with the Houston County Calvary in the Seminole War of 1836. It was built on the corner of Main and Evergreen Streets and became part of the Board of Education in 1919. It was used as classrooms for the upper grades until the new consolidated school was built in 1925. At that time it was purchased by E. M. Beckham and moved to this lot using logs and “mule power.” Family legend says that Beckham paid $500 or $600 for the house.