In the nineteenth century this lot was part of the Tracy property which extended down Magnolia Street from Orange Street. In 1912 the rear portion of that property was subdivided into four lots on Magnolia Street. The American Foursquare style was popular from the late nineteenth century until World War II and was a reaction to the ornate Victorian style. It often incorporated Craftsman-style features as seen here, including exposed rafter ends, dormer windows, columns set on masonry or stone piers and paired or triple windows with diamond-shaped muntins in the upper sashes.
1055 Magnolia Street is stop 83 on the Lights on Macon tour.