Edgewood Avenue “Grand Dames” ca. 1895 – Glenn House on right

The Glenn House was built in 1890 for Rev. Wilbur Fisk Glenn, a Methodist minister and alumnus of Emory University. Built in the architectural style of a Queen Anne Victorian, the Glenn House is one of the original “Grand Dames” of Inman Park.

Reverend Glenn was born on April 5, 1839 in Jackson County, Georgia. He was the youngest child of ten born to Rev. John Walker and Mary Jones. He attended Emory University, Auburn University and Alabama Polytechnic Institute. On January 31,1865, Rev. Glenn married Flora Harper in the Methodist Church in Auburn, Alabama. Following in his father’s footsteps, Rev. Glenn joined the Methodist ministry in 1865 and practiced for over forty-four years. In 1930, the Glenn Memorial Church on Emory University’s campus was named in his honor.

On December 3, 1903, Rev. Glenn’s daughter Flora married Charles Howard Candler, the eldest son of Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler. The wedding took place in one of the parlors in the Glenn House with a reception held at Callan Castle, Asa Candler’s home located on Elizabeth Street in Inman Park.

Sometime during 1900 and 1910, Rev. Glenn sold the home to his son-in-law Charles Moody and his daughter Martha Moody. By 1920, the home was sold.