The Mary Gay House was built in the 1820s in Decatur, Georgia.  The name Mary Gay comes from the homes most famous tenant Mary Ann
Harris Gay (1828-1918).  The Confederate author and heroine is best remembered for writing an eyewitness history titled Life in Dixie During
the War. In this book, Mary Gay recounts a series of daring exploits, including her forays across enemy lines to secure food and clothing for
women and children of war-torn Decatur.  Her writings have inspired some of the world's best authors including inspiration being used by
Margaret Mitchell to create scenes in Gone With the Wind and being used by Mark Twain when he quoted some of Mary Gay's poetry in Tom
Sawyer.

At this famous address, Mary Gay hid winter clothing in her dining room ceiling and later smuggled it to Confederate soldiers during the war.
She refused to desert her home while her land was being occupied by the enemy. Mary Gay forever regretted that she was prohibited from
taking up arms herself. After her brother was killed during the war, she supported his survivors and other family members by selling her three
books door to door.

In 1980, the Mary Gay House was restored by the Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc.  Originally, the house was located on Marshall Street
in Decatur, Georgia.  To preserve the house from demolition, the Junior League had the house moved across Decatur to its current location
on West Trinity Street next to Adair Park.  The restoration of the house included stabilizing the home, refinishing the basement for use, and
restoration of the rooms to the historically accurate Federal Period style of 1815-1830.

Your use of the Mary Gay House helps to further the community projects of the Junior League of DeKalb County. With a history that spans
almost a century, the Junior League of DeKalb County performs countless hours of volunteer service and provides networking, leadership, and
civic engagement opportunities for women.
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716 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030 / Phone: 404-378-2162
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Mary Gay House
716 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030 / Phone: 404-378-2162
Rent one of the last remaining pre-Antebellum homes in Atlanta for your special event: Perfect for  Weddings, Rooms for Business
Break-Out Sessions, Outdoor Patio for Rehearsal Dinners and Anniversary BBQs, and your rental Gives Back and supports the community!