Attic Treasures; Memories of the Carr Family

Closed August 2011

This exhibit provided a glimpse into the life of a prominent DeKalb County household from the 1920s to the 1940s. H. J. Carr founded a construction firm which built numerous local landmarks such as the Biltmore Hotel and the Crum and Forster building. H. J. and Bonnie Carr started their family in Druid Hills and later moved into the fieldstone house he constructed, now known as the Houston Mill House. Upon moving onto the Houston Mill property, he restored the historic mill to working condition. Highlights of the exhibit included evening wear from the 1920s and 30s, details about the youngest daughter’s wartime wedding and a case of period evening bags. (October 2010 – August 2011)