935 High Street

This cottage, which was turned to face High Street c. 1879, was the birthplace of Georgia poet and musician, Sidney Clopton Lanier, in 1842. Originally the house featured a small stoop at the front door. Later changes included an altered roofline with front-facing gable and dormer windows, a porch across the front façade and fanciful Victorian bargeboard, balustrades and flat cut-work porch columns. Much of the Victorian detailing has since been removed to return the cottage to its simpler Greek Revival plan.

935 High Street is stop 67 on the Lights on Macon tour.