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f you have lived in or even visited Moultrie, you will have undoubt- edly had the chance to drive down


South Main. Tis street is lined with some of the most beautiful homes in the city. One of those homes located at 1156 South Main is likely one of the most recognizable. Te Frank McCall masterpiece was constructed by prominent Moultrian “Bud Vereen” in the early 1950s, and he lived there until his death. Several years ago, the home was pur-


chased by developer and businessman, Larry Franklin, who had recently been introduced to Moultrie aſter he pur- chased a local apartment complex.


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“I purchased the home in 2005 but


didn’t move in until the latter half of 2006,” says Franklin. He says his origi- nal plan was to operate the home as a bed & breakfast or as a special-events facility. Te attention to detail on this 7,000


square foot home is stunning in every way. Te Antebellum columns re- mind one of Twelve Oaks plantation in Gone with the Wind, and the inside of the home is just as majestic. Franklin says that Mr. Vereen paid particular at- tention to the hurricane shutters and doors, and he says the detailed mold- ing on the inside of the home is exqui- site. One of the landmarks on the


more than two acres the home sits on is a sprawling oak tree graced with lovely Spanish moss. He says it is one of the most unique southern-style homes in Colquitt County. “My wife, Fran, and I have friends


and family visit regularly to enjoy the home and grounds,” Franklin says. “We have been told that the home is both classic and comfortable.” He says that those who know them best know quite well that they strive to be more comfortable than classic. Franklin says that even though the house is expan- sive, the atmosphere inside is not like that of a museum or an estate. While the home has been used by church or-


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