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Northport in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shirley Place

 
 
Shirley Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. Shirley Place Marker
Inscription. James Shirley built this raised cottage in 1838, using Federal and Greek Revival detailing. Constructed of local handmade brick, it was home for him, his wife, Mary Ann Christian Shirley, and his mother, Elizabeth Shirley. James was town surveyor in the 1830s. He built the first bridge over the Sipsey River in West Tuscaloosa County and Northport’s first brick commercial buildings in the 1850s. This house was later the home of William L. Christian, a Confederate veteran and Northport merchant; and, afterwards the home of George and Grace Christian. In 1979 Marvin Harper, a Shirley descendant, acquired the house. He gave it to the City of Northport in 1997.
National Register of Historic Places - March 24, 1972
 
Erected 1998 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 13.158′ N, 87° 34.73′ W. Marker is in Northport, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Main Avenue north of 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 Main Avenue, Northport AL 35476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northport First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River
Shirley Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. Shirley Place Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Benjamin F. Eddins (approx. half a mile away); Horace King (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burns’ Shoals (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.6 miles away); The M & O Railroad Trestle (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northport.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Shirley Place image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. Shirley Place
 
 
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