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Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Scott-Yarbrough House

 
 
Scott-Yarbrough House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
1. Scott-Yarbrough House Marker
Inscription.
(Side 1)
Colonel Nathaniel J. Scott, from Harris County Georgia, built this house, which he called Pebble Hill, on 100 acres in 1847. With its pyramidal roof and symmetrical lines, the frame house reflects the Greek Revival architecture popular in East Alabama. The half-brother of John J. Harper, the founder of Auburn, Scott served as one of the four commissioners who laid out the town. Auburn's first state legislator, he was a leader in the establishment of the Auburn Female Masonic College in 1847 and the East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University) in 1856. Federal troops encamped at the spring behind Pebble Hill when they invaded Auburn in April 1865.
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(Side 2)
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Dr. Cecil S. Yarbrough (1878-1946) purchased "Pebble Hill" in 1912 and it remained his family's home until 1974. A member of the state legislature in the 1920s, Dr. Yarbrough served four terms as mayor of Auburn. During World War II, he also served as a college physician. Under the leadership of Alice Cary Pick Gibson the Auburn Heritage Association purchased the house in 1974 and began restoration. In 1985, Auburn Bank donated the house to Auburn University. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978,
Scott-Yarbrough House Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
2. Scott-Yarbrough House Marker (reverse)
the raised cottage has hand-hewn heart pine floors and wooden pegged joints and rafters The Ray, Hollifield, Riley, and Hodges families owned the property, 1871-1912.
 
Erected 2009 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Auburn Heritage Association and Auburn University.
 
Location. 32° 36.385′ N, 85° 28.382′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Debardeleben Street and East Magnolia Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Debardeleben Street. Click for map. Is now the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, part of Auburn University. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Debardeleben Street, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dillard-Lawson House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Baughman-Honour-Stiles House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Wilton Burton (approx. mile away); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wittel Dormitory
Scott-Yarbrough House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
3. Scott-Yarbrough House
(approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  Pebble Hill article on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Scott-Yarbrough House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
4. Scott-Yarbrough House
Scott-Yarbrough House Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
5. Scott-Yarbrough House Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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