Judge John Jones Gresham was the builder of this College Street landmark, now one of Georgia’s finest bed and breakfasts, the 1842 Inn. Gresham was an attorney and Superior Court judge who twice served as mayor of Macon. He was president of the Bibb Manufacturing Company, the cotton mill that would later become the Bibb Company. An important advocate of public education in Macon, he was a charter member of the Bibb County Board of Education; the high school was named for him in 1898.
Benjamin Terry Adams purchased the home in 1900 and made significant changes, expanding the portico, which originally only extended across the front of the house.
Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places