William Scears owned the plantation home, Glenville, which was located about three miles from town. He built “Magnolia on Main” circa 1904 as a townhouse for his family to make it more convenient for his children attending school. The home was also used for entertaining guests. The façade of this house is Greek Revival style with Ionic columns while the interior is Victorian. The Victorian detail of the home’s interior is especially evident in the stairway ascending from the center hall. It is said that Mrs. Scears designed the house with the wedding of her daughters in mind.
This house was later the home of James Coleman who was the editor of the Greene County Democrat for 43 years. The house was restored in the 1970s by Arthur and Margaret Jones.
“Magnolia on Main” is located on Main Street in Eutaw at the intersection of Main Street and Church Avenue (GPS coordinates 32.84239,-87.893677).
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) Walking and Driving Guide to Historic Eutaw, Alabama, prepared by the Greene County Historical Society; 2) GreeneCountyHistoricSociety.org/GCHS/Walk & Driving Guide.