Built for Joe Wells, it was later owned by Gustavius Matthews, editor of the Macon Telegraph. Other owners include J. Ellsworth Hall, an attorney and then his son, Dr. John I. Hall. At one time Dr. White, minister at the First Baptist Church lived here with his family of seven sons. His only daughter, Mabel, died as a child. Mabel White Baptist Church is named for her. This house featured a wrap-around porch, double eave brackets and a Palladian-style window in the front gable.
971 High Street is stop 70 on the Lights on Macon tour.