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Southern Style @ the Massee House

Join us at this nationally registered house, one of Macon's finest gems, for a cooking demonstration with a renowned Macon chef, Drew Jennings of H&H Soul Food, a cocktail class with Dovetail’s star mixologist and floral arranging. Fantastically restored by Michael and Bridget Wright, this historic home is the perfect backdrop for our foodie fascination.

The Beaux-Arts-style McCaw-Massee House at 615 College Street is called the house that Crisco built. It was constructed in 1901 by Wallace McCaw, who invented a process for hydrogenating cottonseed oil that he manufactured in Macon under the name “Plantene.” His formula was purchased by Proctor and Gamble, who changed the name of the product to Crisco. The company made McCaw one of its vice presidents and relocated him to Cincinnati, Ohio. The home was purchased in 1910 by W. Jordan Massee, a large man with a large personality who was a friend of Tennessee Williams. Massee was the inspiration for the character Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which was written in the Massee house. In 1935, the house was converted into 13 apartments, but in 2002, it was restored to a single-family residence.

This Design • Wine • Dine event will highlight this house's special connection to Macon's food culture and southern influence. Our most limited experience, don't wait to purchase your tickets.  

Earlier Event: August 3
Preservation Pop Up Speakeasy
Later Event: September 8
Tour of Design