Its parlor once had two grand pianos; its dining room could seat twenty. Its last occupant was William Varner, a judge. But now the Varner House in Tuskegee is vacant and boarded up, and no one seems to have a use for it. Built in 1853, the one-story Greek Revival house is one of the finest antebellum places in town. Located between Tuskegee University and the Main Street Historic District (and also within eye-shot of “Grey Columns,” the president’s house), the Varner House provides a visual link between those two historic districts. It is a building worth saving.
4/13/2022 10:58:30 am
Was this home ever occupied by The John Samuel Webb family ? I am trying to locate the correct address on Main st for my deceased relatives home - my two deceased Aunts Sarah Champion Webb and Virginia Champion Webb - any info would be great
7/19/2022 02:50:11 pm
In response to your question - Not that I know of. My Grandparents lived in it from before 1920 until early 70s. It is not on Main St. It is on W Old Montgomery Rd.
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