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(Sept. 2010) Enlarge Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829). The Rose Room, third floor
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(Sept. 2010) Enlarge This room is currently known as 'The Frank James Room.' It is known that the outlaw Frank James stayed at the Dancey-Polk House under an assumed name during his trial in Huntsville, Alabama. Although it is unknown which room he stayed in, this room has been named in honor of him. When asked why he never did a job in Decatur he stated that he thought there was never much worth stealing there



(Sept. 2010) Enlarge Front Street View From 3rd Floor Balcony: A portion of the street that runs in front of the Dancy-Polk House can be seen in this photo as well as the current sunken railroad that also runs directly in front of the house. During wartime the railroad was level with the house

(Sept. 2010) Enlarge This is a much worn staircase that leads from the back of the main entrance parlor on the second floor down to the first or ground floor. The saloon is to the right of this photo


(Sept. 2010) Enlarge This is the Saloon (first floor) the current owners are in the process of building for the bed & breakfast business they are opening in the house


(Sept. 2010) Enlarge Wine safe stored under front porch (first floor): This is an old safe the current owners have converted into a wine safe for the saloon. This small brick room located directly under the front porch of the house is going to be turned into a small gift shop for the bed & breakfast

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