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WHITE HALL MUSEUM HOUSES When you drive through town and come to 9009 Dollarway Road, your eye will most likely be drawn to the Veterans Memorial. On the north side of the memorial is a white clapboard building with a broad veranda and dormered metal roof. A whitewashed stone sign near the road identifies the structure as the White Hall Museum, but it looks more like a vernacular farmhouse. That’s because the nearly new building was intentionally designed to be reminiscent of the original farmhouse built by the late Carl B. Carter on his 2-plus acres flanking the old highway. Carter willed the property to the First Baptist Church of White Hall or to the city if the church elected to convey their bequest to the city. When the city council accepted the property in 1989, the main house was converted to a museum. A second house became the caretaker’s residence and a third house was designated as a shelter for victims of fire or other catastrophes. 8 

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