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.
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.
Here’s an older photo of the Ehrlich Drug Co in Bainbridge.
This 1905 photo of the house shows how little it’s changed on the exterior.
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