still have a lot to learn about the original owners
of our building, but we do know quite a bit about
the family that lived here from 1887 to about
1926, thanks to a descendant of the family that
owned it during those years!
most notable members of the Cressy family that
called 24 South Street home at that time were
the vaudeville stars, Will Cressy & Blanche
Dayne. Cressy & Dayne were very well known
entertainers in their day, with tours that extended
across the country, and even the world. In fact,
during WWI, Cressy entertained our troops in Europe,
where he was close enough to the action that he
suffered a serious mustard gas injury.
some point after the Cressy family sold the house,
the first floor became the home for a succession
of small businesses, including a barbershop, an
insurance office, and finally our kitchen cabinetry
showroom in 1997.