Fayetteville Main Street ornament features historic home


Main Street Fayetteville’s annual Christmas ornament tradition continues this year with the recent release of the 2019 edition featuring the historic Southern Oaks house.

Ornaments are available at the Fayetteville Welcome Center located on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse. Ornaments are $20.33, tax included, according to Main Street Fayetteville.

The house was built around 1913 as a home for then-mayor T. R. Gay, who is said to have wanted to impress railroad passengers as they traveled through Fayetteville where North Jeff Davis Drive is located today.

The house was sold to Blanche Redwine in 1948 and converted to three apartments. Mr. Owens, a Fayette County High School principal, was one of the residents living there for a time.

The house was renovated to its former glory in 2001, and it has since been used as an events space.

For more information on the ornaments, contact Main Street Program Manager Joyce Waits: 770-719-4173 or jwaits@fayetteville-ga.gov