Bainbridge – The Ehrlich-Immendorf House

Bainbridge – Decatur County – This grand  1898 Queen Anne house has an interesting story, and I found a few old photos to share below.  A dining room that seats 50?  Yep!  And this isn’t the first house on the site.

This house has a whole lot going on when you look at it – truly high Victorian style – so many great shapes, and love the porch!  The home was built in 1898.

Ehrlich-Immendorf House

H.B.  Ehrlich (1849-1929) and family built this home after their prior home on this site burned.  Some items from the prior home were saved, and reused in the new home – the mantels and doors in particular.  You can imagine the amount of intricate detail inside the house!

H.B. immigrated from Germany, and had a dry goods/wholesale business.  He became President of Citizens Bank of Bainbridge when it opened in 1911. The family later owned a Rexall Drug Store as well.

1914 – Bertram Ehrlich, 1st Prize Winner in the Baby Show! (UGA, Vanishing Georgia Archives)

Here’s an older photo of the Ehrlich Drug Co in Bainbridge.

Ehrlich Drug Co, Bainbridge (UGA – Vanishing Georgia Archives)

This 1905 photo of the house shows how little it’s changed on the exterior.

1905 Photo (UGA, Vanishing Georgia Archives Collection)

One last photo – this 1918 photo has a car sponsored by the Ehrlich Rexall Store – and Mr. Ehrlich in the car.  This was to raise money for the Red Cross.

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2 Replies to “Bainbridge – The Ehrlich-Immendorf House”

  1. love reading about these old houses and their history. Although I’m not a fan of Victorian style, the size and stature of this one is outstanding. It also amazes me, when an immigrant came and built himself a successful career.

    1. So glad you are enjoying! And I agree, it’s so interesting when I can find information on the owners like this, just brings the house to life. Thanks for the comment!

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