Jena Cuthbert (J. C.) Collier’s House at Piedmont
Notes on the photograph made by Durward Cuthbert (D. C.) Collier, son of Jena Cuthbert, identify the house as purchased by J. C. Collier prior to 1890. Since D. C. was born in 1890, this suggests it was D. C.’s childhood home. J. C. and Jessie Stephens Collier were married in 1888, so it was their home early in their marriage.
In March 2015, I visited the site of the Piedmont store prior to arranging the donation of the one-acre tract to Lamar County as a park (see the related post). I was surprised to see the Piedmont home of J. C. Collier still standing and in remarkable condition. The house lies across the road from the site of the store and gin.