Inspired by the Horace King built Spring Villa on the edge of town, John Edwards most likely built the Gingerbread House in Opelika, Alabama. Completed in 1865, Edwards and his family moved into the home. Edwards was known as a skilled craftsman which is why the family believes he built it.
It is now home to the Old Timers and Chimers Clock Shop and Museum. They restored it after it fell into disrepair.
It is a contributing property to the Geneva Street Historic District.