Amanda Turner Pankey writes: My father was born and raised in Ideal and still lives there. He said it belonged to a Dr. Childs who was a physician in town. The house was painted white until probably sometime in the 90s when another family bought it and painted it the color you see in the picture. I’m from there as well and have always admired it. I grew up there in the 80s and 90s. According to my father, the family that lived there during that time was Mr. Millard Childs, his wife Vie, His brother Earl and their sister Elmer. They were the children of Dr. Childs. Millard was the depot agent for the railroad.
As of 2020, this structure is no longer standing.