Cashiers Historical Society
The Cashiers Historical Society was formed in 1996 as an affiliate of the Village Conservancy, Inc. to save the Mordecai Zachary House two miles south of Cashiers on Highway 107. Owner Robert Red “Bubba” Tolbert wanted to sell the home and property only to someone who would restore and preserve it.
Tolbert, did not succumb to family pressures to divide the original handmade furniture among family members but insisted on keeping everything intact.
Thomas and Wendy Dowden purchased the Zachary-Tolbert house in 1997, and after initial feasibility studies and fundraising, the Dowdens donated the house and adjacent property to the Cashiers Historical Society.Â The Society then began an extensive restoration project executed by Lupoli Construction of Highlands under the guidance of Harris Architects of Brevard.Â Now on the National Register, the Zachary-Tolbert House is open for tours and special events. And programs have been developed for local schoolchildren at the site. Generous members gifts and proceeds from the yearly Cashiers Designer Showhouse made this restoration possible. Finish the history of the Society here.
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