The Wagner House 

Celebrating special moments in life......

Enjoy the history of this wonderful survivor of the Victorian era. This imposing residence was built in the Colonial Revival style in 1912 by John Wesley Massey (1867-1938), the Southern Railway Station Master, and his wife, Lula (Thurston) Massey (1868-1963) on property she had inherited from her family, the owners of the renowned Thurston Freight Company.


Several families lived in and called this beautiful place home. Many still live in the Clayton area and frequently tell stories of playing in the yard or where there bedroom was located.


The Wagner's purchased the home and created a wedding venue over 25 years ago. The Avent's have owned and operated the Wagner House for the last 14 years and are now passing this magical place to us.


Today the Wagner recaptures the warmth and spirit of Victorian Time. The Wagner's central portico of paired columns dominates the front facade and projects in front of the wrap around porch, and balcony. There are several hand carved intricate mantels over the fireplaces and the spacious foyer and center hall have picturesque staircases. Each a photo opportunity just waiting for you. 


Stepping forward into the future with the traditions of the past, Paul and Dawn Black and their family, the new owners of this majestic beauty, are savoring the very best of the past and breathing new life into this jewel of our downtown.


And the dream continues...