Historic Homes and Churches

Our heritage and culture preserved through architecture

Founded in 1820, Helena has an impressive number of historic homes that have been preserved over the years. Antebellum and Victorian homes can be found throughout the city, particularly in and around the downtown district. These historic homes and churches provide wonderful glimpses into the life of the Old South. Most of the homes remain private residences, so please respect the owners’ property and privacy rights.

The Allin family occupied this house for most of the twentieth century starting in the year of 1858. It is completely restored and currently used as a hair salon. Listed on the National Register.
Built in 1914. Designed by Estelle Altman after her marriage to Dr.Gustave Altman, this house is a rare combination of Craftsman, Edwardian and Italian Villa influences. Listed on the National Register. Private residence, not open for tours. 
Centennial Baptist Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark for its association with Elias Camp Morris, one of our nation’s most influential African American leaders and Centennial’s pastor for over forty years. Rev. Morris led the National Baptist Convention for twenty-seven years... more »
These three houses were built by Charles Royal Coolidge between 1878 and 1882 orginally were identical in size and roofline. Mr. Coolidge gave the houses to his children as wedding gifts. These homes are currentlly private residences so please respect their privacy.
Built in 1880. This Queen Anne cottage was the home for newlyweds Charles R. and Anna Leslie Moore Coolidge. The delicate mill-work, curved veranda, many gables and turned spindle railings were fashionable features of the era. Listed on the National Register. This is a private residence and is not... more »
The Dinning-Hutchens House is a uniquely styled Colonial Revival and modified English Tudor inspired Craftsman house that is architecturally singular to the local area.  The house was constructed for local attorney William Groves Dinning in 1916, in an area that was once considered the western edge... more »
From the first step you take into the Edwardian Inn, you cannot help but be swept back in time. You can feel the enchantment of a bygone era. In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Short came to Helena from Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Short had been engaged by the Howell Cotton Company of Little Rock, Arkansas... more »
Fleetwood Hanks’ descendants lived in this house for 170 years. The history of the Hanks family, their Civil War experiences, and the history of Estevan Hall are told in an outdoor exhibit. Estevan Hall is now being restored in preparation for its new life as the Civil War Helena Visitor Center.... more »
Built in 1908. This Edwardian Classic Revival home has the clean lines that were typical of the era. The buff brick was extremely fashionable at the turn of the century. Private residence, not open for tours. 
The Moore-Hornor Home served as a hospital following the Battle of Helena. Bullet holes in the parlor doors are a vivid reminder of the Battle of Helena. A wayside interpreting civilian life under martial law is located opposite the house, on the northwest corner of the New Fort Curtis lot. (Not... more »

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Apr 6th

Fabulous First Thursday Lunch @ Pillow-Thompson House

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