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Gerren, Perry homes on tap for Dec. 11 tour

Kenny and Elaine Gerren home, 227 East Bell, is 125 years old, has housed several business firms. Reporter/MIke Brown Kenny and Elaine Gerren home, 227 East Bell, is 125 years old, has housed several business firms. Reporter/MIke Brown T he home s of K en ny a nd Elaine Gerren, 227 East Bell, and the Perry home place, 305 East Dav illa, w ill be among those featured on the Rockdale Downtown Association “Christmas In Olde Town” homes tour, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 11.

The tour is of eight historic, decorated homes in the Puddin’ Ridge neighborhood.

It will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. and will also feature a tour of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 E. Dav illa Street where refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.

The eight homes on the tour are within a few blocks of St. Thomas Episcopal.

Tickets for the tour will be $10 and may be purchased at Finley Art Works in the P.H. Perry Building, 229 North Main Street; and Dyess Insurance Agency, 134 North Main Street.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Perry family home, with spacious front porch, is an East Rockdale landmark at 305 East Davilla. Perry family home, with spacious front porch, is an East Rockdale landmark at 305 East Davilla. The Gerren home was built in about 1885 by Judge James Samuel Perry.

Later owned by H.H. Coffield and converted into apartments. It has also housed several business firms over the years.

The Perr y home place was built in 1908 by P. H. and Mary Coffield.

The third generation of the Perry family now resides in the home.

Other homes on the tour are:

• Bark ley A lford-L ee Pate home, 403 Rice.

• Bernie and Kim Finley home, 415 Green.

• Dave and Mary Phillips home, 437 San Gabriel.

• Wendie Upson home, 417 East Bell

• Sandy and Vickie Braswell home, 229 E. Davilla.

• Joyce Da lley home, 508 Green.


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