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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Fendall Hall
The Young - Dent Home
 
Fendall Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, March 16, 2007
1. Fendall Hall Marker
 
Inscription. Marker Front:
Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first of the great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builders’ daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her husband, Stouten Hubert Dent. The Dents renovated the house in the 1880s in the styles and colors then popular, and hired a Mr. LaFranc to stencil and paint the ceilings and walls of the hall, parlor, and dining room. These three rooms are the finest examples of this work surviving in Alabama and compare favorably with any in the country. Among the other unique original features of the house were the black and white marble floored entrance hall and the plumbing system, which was fed by attic cisterns.

After having served as a home for five generations of Youngs and their descendants, the property was acquired by the Alabama Historical Commission in 1973.

Entered on the National Register of Historic Places 28 July 1970.

Marker Reverse:
Edward Brown Young, a native of New York City, and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, of Warren County, Georgia, settled in Eufaula in 1837 where he began a career as a banker, merchant, and entrepreneur. Young organized the company which built the first bridge across the Chattahoochee River at Eufaula,
 
Fendall Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, March 16, 2007
2. Fendall Hall Marker
 
founded successful banks and other commercial enterprises, and served as first chairman of the trustees of Union Female College. He also sponsored the change of the town’s name from Irwinton to its original Creek name of Eufaula.
 
Erected 1990 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 31° 53.524′ N, 85° 9.419′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on West Barbour Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 917 West Barbour Street, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Grierson’s March (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eufaula (approx. 0.9 miles away); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. one mile away); Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eufaula.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Fendall Hall Website. Check out the Murals page to see the photographs of the LaFranc artwork inside this grand house. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Fendall Hall, Circa 1856 Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, March 16, 2007
3. Fendall Hall, Circa 1856
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then. Last updated on July 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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