397 College St

Italian Villa Style | c. 1885

Originally a brick Queen Anne–style residence, this residence was redesigned on both the exterior and interior by Macon-born architect Neel Reid after his return from study in Europe.  From 1924-27 it was owned by Wesleyan College and served as the president’s house during that time. A later owner operated a Vapobath business here in the late 1920s with steam cabinets occupying several of the rooms in the basement.  Notice the fine ironwork gates, 21st century additions that complement the Neel Reid-designed ironwork balconies on the second floor.