Bainbridge – Decatur County – The Ehrlich-Immendorf House is a favorite in Bainbridge. 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
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.  Several sources indicate this is a house by architect George F. Barber, who had pattern books of designs that were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  His houses can be found throughout the U.S.

Ehrlich-Immendorf House
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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3 Replies to “Ehrlich-Immendorf House, Bainbridge”

  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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