Tax records date this house to 1908 but I believe the front section is a much earlier central hallway cottage.
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Situated on an imposing knoll just west of Marshallville, this Neoclassical Revival landmark was built by Anson Ball Slappey for his daughter Alma and her husband, J. Leonard Jones, as the center of the 800-acre Alma Fruit Farm. The Roy Peterson family were also longtime owners, and many still refer to the property as the Peterson Farm.
Louise Frederick Hays, author of History of Macon County, also resided here for a time.
Thanks to Lori Kelley Adams for help with the identification. I made these photos about 10 years ago and for some reason had never been able to identify the house.
National Register of Historic Places
William Lee McKenzie came to Montezuma in 1844. He and his wife, Annie Harrison McKenzie, had five children. Mr. McKenzie was involved in the timber industry and hand-selected the boards for this house, which he built in 1902. Upon his death in 1937, the house was purchased (1939) by his daughter, Leah McKenzie. Miss McKenzie married Jasper Bennett Easterlin, Jr., and the family has remained in the home for over a century.
Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places