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Fairholme Victorian Home

Historic Site or District
Susan Jones

This 4 story Queen Anne Victorian style home located at 89 Main Street in Historic Downtown Cadiz was built in 1885. It is one of the more prominent structures in the district. It was built by Edward R. Street and his wife Mary Redd Grinter, the daughter of Daniel Lee Grinter. The Street family established the well-known Streets Department Store in downtown Cadiz. Mr. Street was also one of the three founders of the local Trigg County Farmer's Bank.

Edward R. Street's grandson, John L. Street was born and raised next door. He lived and worked in New York City as a banker. After his parents died, he became the majority stock holder in the Trigg County Farmers Bank. He bought their house in 1985 and had it restored. On his death in 2000, he willed it to the Public Library which was named after John L. Street. Mr. Street was an African Big Game Hunter from 1950 until his death. He was a conservationist and contributed generously to preserve the African Rhino. The house displays many of his African trophies and is a model example of Victorian décor. Today the house and grounds is frequently used for weddings, receptions and meetings.

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