DeKalb's oldest house and Paul K. Graham

Twelve hours after I cold-called him on the off chance that he might have info about the house, he had two neat folders of information waiting for me — one with Goodwin family history, the other with architectural information about the house.

I sat in his office for an hour and left with enough research material to write a book. A dull, narrowly focused book, but a book nonetheless.

Among the documents Graham had on file was a corporate newsletter published in the 1960s by Atlanta pest-control company Rollins bragging about fumigating the house.

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The newsletter also includes a page of fashion tips for Rollins' female employees.

"You owe it to your boss and yourself to dress well!"


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