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Clayton in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Miller – Martin Townhouse
 
Miller – Martin Townhouse Marker, front Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
1. Miller – Martin Townhouse Marker, front
 
Inscription. John H. Miller built this Gothic Revival townhouse in 1859. He and his wife moved from Orangeburg, South Carolina to Barbour County in the early 1830s, settling in an area which would become known as the Tabernacle community. He later purchased a tract of land in Clayton on which this house was constructed. It is noteworthy for the handpainted murals on the entrance hall ceiling which depict The Four Seasons as well as other designs on the parlor and dining room ceilings. This work has been attributed to an artist named Massillon. The townhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 1974.

John Council and Alice Floyd Martin purchased the home in 1915 and reared their four daughters, Mildred, Alice, Jonnie and Leila there. The property was inherited by daughter, Alice Martin Anderson in 1964. Her daughter, Ann Floyd Martin Miller donated the property to the Clayton Historical Preservation Authority in 1983. In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sewell purchased an extensively renovated the townhouse.
 
Erected 1999 by Charles and Wanda Sewell and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 31° 52.503′ N, 85° 27.129′ W. Marker is in Clayton, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on
 
Miller – Martin Townhouse Marker, back Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
2. Miller – Martin Townhouse Marker, back
 
West Louisville Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton AL 36016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jere Locke Beasely (approx. ¼ mile away); History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (approx. ¼ mile away); Octagon House (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Louisville (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clayton.
 
The Miller – Martin Townhouse Photo, Click for full size
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
3. The Miller – Martin Townhouse
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 222 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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