Weatherbee House Officially In New Hands

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The historic Weatherbee House in downtown Greenville officially changed hands last week after more than eight weeks of talks between the City, and new owner Joshua Cain. Greenville accepted $5,000 from Cain for the property in an agreement that also leases the carriage house from the city and lets Cain operate the 1927 Flood Museum. The cottage has been vacant since Main Street Greenville, who had used the building as an office along with the Greater Greenville Housing Authority for the last decade, moved to new quarters at the corner of Hinds and Central streets late last year. The house was built on land purchased by Hiram Wetherbee. a Union Civil War veteran from Illinois, in 1873. The house stayed with the Wetherbee family for a century until it was sold in 1973 to Council of Greenville Garden Clubs for use as a meeting place and museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1977.

 


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