This house was built for Hattie Drummond by her
brother, Mr. Watson, to serve as a millinery business shortly
after the Civil War. Hattie's husband was apparently an
irresponsible roamer, guilty of long and frequent absences.
Hattie's brother wanted to provide her with some financial
security. The business proved to be so successful that by
1868 Hattie had paid back her brother, and the house and business
were deeded to her "free from all marital rights of her