Judge Dechant House (1899)

513 South Main Street

Historical Background

The Dechant Home was built in 1899 in the Queen Anne style. Judge Dechant was a leading citizen and tobacco merchant. He was in many business ventures with Paul J. Sorg, as well as President of Middletown Gas and Electric. Among the home's many features are the intricately tiled front porch, French doors leading into the large double parlor and a hand painted mural, which wraps around the dining room. The front was recently renovated, and the home's exterior was repainted this fall.