ANTIQUES AND FINE ARTS is located at 805 South Railroad Avenue in the Historic
District of downtown Opelika, Alabama. We have been at this location
since 1986. This location is 7 miles from Auburn University, and
conveniently located near The Grand National Course of the Robert Trent
Jones Golf Trail, Lake Martin, West Point Lake, Callaway Gardens, and the
Talladega Super Speedway. Since Opelika is on I-85, it is an
easy drive from Atlanta, Mobile, Montgomery, and New Orleans. Also
it is about 100 miles from Birmingham.
1974 to 1984, we were in the Illges House Museum in Columbus, Georgia,
under the business name of House of Ellenwood. In 1974 we purchased
Ellenwood Antiques which had been at that location for more than 30 years.
ANTIQUES AND FINE ARTS is owned and operated by Helen and Ken Easterday.
Helen is the principal antiquarian. Their son, Dr. Norman Easterday, takes
an active role and assists in many aspects of the business.
has an extensive background in art and antiques. Her mother, Sadie
Springer Chesrown, was a professional artist and a graduate of the Cleveland
Institute of Art. Mr. and Mrs. Chesrown were extensive collectors
of American antiques and art. Helen graduated with majors in art
and mathematics from Ashland University in Ohio. Prior to her college
graduation, she was a protege of Rhea Mansfield Knittle who was one of
the founders of and contributors to The Magazine Antiques from its
origination in 1926. Helen served as curator of the Illges House Museum in Columbus, Georgia. She taught art and/or mathematics in Ohio,
Texas, New York, and Georgia.
is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education from Auburn University.
Ken taught mathematics, physical sciences and mathematics education for
42 years in Ohio, Indiana, New York State University at Potsdam, and Auburn
9:30 - 4:00 Monday-Friday PLEASE CONFIRM
Other hours by APPOINTMENT.
APPOINTMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED.