The Heritage House circa 1940

In 1930 Ms. Pearl Sullivan began construction on 211 Gordon Street in Downtown Bremen. The home was not completed until 1938 due to hard economic times. Ms Sullivan operated a small dairy out of the house and the original milk house still stands on the property today. Ms. Sullivan married George Hamilton and they raised their family in the home. Mrs. Hamilton was an active member of the Bremen Garden Club and lived in the home until the 1960’s when she passed away.

 After Mrs. Hamilton’s death, Dr. and Mrs. Elder were the next to own the home.  Allan Bell acquired the home from the Elders. When Mr. Bell purchased the home for his Architect Firm he restored the homes hardwood floors, converted all the original brass light fixtures from gas to electric and refurbished the grounds of the home. The rock work on the two fireplaces located downstairs is original and the Hamilton family crest can be seen over the fireplace in what was Allen Bell’s conference room.

Today 211 Gordon Street is the home to the Bremen Textile and Railroad Museum. The Museum Board of Directors has named the home The Heritage House. The Museum Board aims to preserve and pass along to the next generation Bremen’s rich history, culture and long tradition in the textile and railroad industries.

2011 Board of Directors

Martie Abney                                                     
Rodney Brown
Phyllis Hubbard
Carl McPherson
Gail Priest
Sharon Sewell
Garland Robinson
Dr. Keith Hebert
Helen McClellan