Dr. W. F. Monroe House, 1896, Valdosta

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Dr. W. F. Monroe owned the first pharmacy in Valdosta and was the creator of the famous “666 Tonic”.  He commissioned Valdosta architect Stephen F. Fulghum (1857-1928) to design this landmark Queen Anne, which is the crown jewel of the Fairview neighborhood and the finest surviving Victorian in Valdosta. Fulghum, who was Valdosta’s most sough-after architect in the 1890s, built several houses in the Fairview neighborhood. David & Marty Sutton bought the home in 1979 and began restoration. That process has been continued by its present owners, Thomas & Dixie Lee Haller, who purchased it in 2008.

George (The Bear) Smith writes: I actually rented an apartment in that house in 1976 while I was in the Air Force stationed at Moody AFB,  from Doug Ricks who was the owner at the time. He sold the house to a fellow from Florida and I moved across the street to the Pardee House at 418 River St. and rented from Nell Myddleton. I had a lot of good times living in that neighborhood and I was one of the people that had an encounter with the ghost of W. F. Monroe. There were about 3 other people who lived there that encountered an apparition. I lived in the neighborhood for about 3 years and then moved back to PA where I am originally from. I recently moved to Florida and plan to someday return for a day to see the old hood.

Fairview Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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