A little piece of history
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The Cadiz/Trigg County Historical Society will host a home tour from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Some of the earliest homes on Main Street in Cadiz will be featured on the tour, including the following:

The Futrell House Bed and Breakfast: 125 Main Street, built by T. G. Jones in 1878. After several owners, the house was purchased by Dr. John Futrell in 1927. He was responsible, along with his twin brother Dr. Elias Futrell, for the organization of the Trigg County Hospital. In 2008, the house became a Bed and Breakfast Inn operated by Amanda and Gary Polete.

The Hopson/Ward-Oder House: 105 Main Street, built by Levingston Lindsey, a professional man, in the early 1890s. In all probabilit, Lindsey died of tuberculosis. There have been a number of owners of the house. Perhaps the Hopsons lived there longer than any other family, resulting in its being known as the Hopson House. The current owners are Levon Ward and Linda Meredith-Oder.

The White/Bryan House: 97 Main Street, built in 1908. This Classical Revival home was built by John Preston White, president of the Cadiz Hardware Co. John Preston’s father, W. C. White, was also a very well respected businessman in the community as the founder and president of the Cadiz Railroad from 1901-1926. Mike and Donna Bryan are current owners.

The Grinter/Swartz House: 93 Main Street. The house was built as a wedding gift by Thomas Hill Grinter for his daughter Georgia in 1879. In 1984, the Kentucky Heritage Council designated this home as a significant historic site and a Kentucky Landmark. It is listed in the “Survey of Historic Sites of Kentucky.” The Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Swartz purchased the home in 1989.

Fairholme: 89 Main Street, built in 1885 by Edward R. Street and Mary Grinter Street. The carriage house or stable was built first. Mr. Street hired an architect from Nashville to design the house. John L. Street, Jr. bought what he called his grandmother’s house in 1984 and restored it to the Victorian period and named it Fairholme. The house is on the National Registry of Historical Homes.

The price of a ticket for the tour is $10, and they may be purchased from Loose Treasures Antique Mall in downtown Cadiz or Barbara Shore, who can be reached at 522-3975.

The Cadiz High School (1911–1961) annual ornament is now on sale at Miz Malva’s Antique Mall. The ornament will be on display at each home.
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