397 College Street

Originally a brick Queen Anne–style house, 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.

397 College Street is stop 7 on the Lights on Macon tour.