South Main Street
Chatham, Virginia

Edited by Henry Mitchell.

East Side of the 200 Block


205 South Main

205 South Main (9/2006).



209 South Main

209 South Main (9/2006). This Craftsman-influenced home was built for David Jefferson, Chatham funeral director, and his wife Estelle, an accomplished portrait artist. The house closely resembles the “Bedford” model advertised on p. 101 of the 1926 Sears, Roebuck House Catalog.



219 South Main

219 South Main (9/2006). This American Foursquare - style house was built around 1910.



225 South Main

225 South Main (9/2006). This cottage dates from the mid-1800's, and in its early years was a millinery shop operated by Lovell Keatts. (See Fad Hatter's House).



231 South Main

231 South Main (9/2006).



237 South Main

237 South Main (9/2006).



West Side of the 200 Block


204 South Main

204 South Main (9/2006). This house was built in the late 1890's for Mr. and Mrs. Jesse I. Overbey (see The Overbeys of Chatham).



214 South Main

214 South Main (9/2006). The Columns is operated as a bed-and-breakfast by Fred and Sandra Turner (see their website). A portion of the house is thought to have been built around 1830 by James and Mary Coles Whittle, but much of the present-day form of this Neo-Colonial style house was created by William M. Tredway in 1897.

Also note the following articles related to The Columns:



220 South Main

220 South Main (9/2006). This house was built by the Shelhorse family. Since the 1940's it has been the home of the Tilley, Lawrence, and Groome families.



230 South Main

230 South Main (9/2006). This American Foursquare - style house with Neo-Colonial detailing was built for banker Frank Marshall.



236 South Main

236 South Main (9/2006).



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