Sat Oct 12, 2013 09:00AM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M.
Stevens Auction Company is pleased to announce the commission to sell at public auction the
contents of Dancy-Polk House Inn, owned by Jan Garber. built in 1829, at 901 Railroad Street NorthWest,
This event will be held on site, where we have teamed up with two associates to handle this important task. We will be selling the estate as well as the historic Dancy-Polk House Inn. We are also selling the private collection of an avid CivilWar collector for over 50 years, as well as other selected antiques.
This auction will include giant Victorian mirrors, period lighting, Persian rugs, grandfather clocks, fine porcelains, rare furniture pieces, early American primitives, a great collection of American brilliant cut glass and original works of art. We will be selling a 3.67 cal. battlefield cannon used at Gettysburg along
with letters of documentation, and drum used by a drummer boy leading the troops at Gettysburg. Also included are guns, buckles, breast plates and many other Civil War artifacts. Over 600 items of rare treasures will cross the auction block in this historic event which will be held under a large tent with comfortable seating
The Dancy-Polk House Inn is one of four buildings in Decatur to survive the Civil War and is on the National Register of Historic Places along with Alabama Register of Historic Places. It was used as headquarters for the Union Army during the war all three times Decatur was under siege. Later the home became an Inn and had
such guest as Confederate General “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler, and Union General Ely Lilly, James Garfield (later a U.S. President), Urchin, Dodge, Doolittle and the notorious Frank James, who boarded here prior to his surrender.
Interested persons in the real estate should call Southern Homes and Land Realty, Villa Rica, GA, MikeWard at 770-316-0721.
Our Alabama associate is Empire Auction Gallery, Athens, AL. 256-476-8882. Make plans now to attend this important event. Go
to our website for more information about The Dancy-Polk House Inn and the importance Decatur played during the CivilWar.
Dancy Polk House built in 1829
Meeks Stanton Hall RJ Horner Steinway
SELLING THE SOUTH'S FINEST ANTIQUES
STEVENS AUCTION COMPANY
P. O. Box 58
Aberdeen, MS 39730
John Dwight Stevens, Auctioneer
Member of MS and National Auctioneers Associations MS A. L. #349
TN A.L. #6042, AL A. L. #1855
On location at 901 Railroad Street North West, Decatur, AL, 35601
Canon Used At
Drum Used At
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