403 Green Street

Turner Estes House

This home was built in 1906 by G.F. Turner, a dry goods merchant from Fulton County, who purchased the property from Mrs. Carrie B. Smith in 1904 for $2700. George P. Estes purchased the home in 1913. The Estes family owned and operated the George P. Estes dry goods store in Gainesville for over 50 years. It was the home of Miss Helen Estes until her death in 1985. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Carta Dames, and the Daughters of 1812. Standard upkeep and maintenance has been done on the home but no major renovations have been made. It remains in its original neo-classical Revival style and still contains the gorgeous original stained glass window by the main staircase. The house is currently home to several law offices.

(Modern photographs of Green Street homes taken in 2022 by City of Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Intern Emma King. Historic photographs and information gathered from our friends at The Norton Agency, the Historical Society of Hall County, and the Digital Library of Georgia.)