Morning Tour: 9-11pm
Price: $40 adult; $30 student
901 7th Ave N
Built by lawyer John Shelby Topp, the house originally was a Federal structure of two rooms over two with a central stair hall. The transom and sidelights around the double front doors upstairs and down could be removed easily to facilitate air circulation. Planter James Sykes bought the house in 1854, enlarged it, and added the Greek Revival portico with two fluted octagonal columns. The tour features a Civil War diary and a Brilliant Period Cut Glass collection of distinction. The home was lovingly restored in the 1980s by the late Allen Wayne Bryan and updated in 2020 by his wife Betty.
Home of Mrs. Betty S. Bryan
509 7th St S
This graceful home in an Arts and Crafts Bungalow style was constructed for Charles Barnett Smith in 1910. His daughter, Elizabeth Smith Gwin, MUW class of 1930 and a classmate of Eudora Welty’s, lived in the house for over a hundred years. Purchased by Chase and James Hazard in 2021, a fifteen month remodel has resulted in a home with classic turn of the 20th century charm and the finest of 21st century conveniences, truly a perfect marriage!
The Home of Mr. & Mrs. James Hazard.