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By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
Buena Vista Plantation Home
1Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Buena VistaMontgomery-Janes-Wittaker Home — (circa 1830) —
This antebellum plantation house was completed by Capt. William Montgomery, a contemporary of Prattville's founder, Daniel Pratt. This “Deep South” architecture reflects the Federal style with the later addition of a Colonial . . . Map (db m70795) HM
2Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Mulbry Grove CottageMcWilliams - Smith - Rice House
Built circa, 1840s by A.K. McWilliams, this story and one-half Federal-style raised cottage with Greek Revival elements was the residence of Amos Smith, who named the town of Prattville. The west front parlor was the meeting place where the . . . Map (db m27982) HM
3Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Old Autauga County Courthouse1870
The county's third courthouse was used until 1906. George Littlefield Smith, an early citizen of Prattville, designed and built the Italianate-style structure. Earlier county seats were Washington, then Kingston. Marker placed by the . . . Map (db m70808) HM
4Alabama (Baldwin County), Daphne — City of DaphneIncorporated July 8, 1927
The City of Daphne was incorporated July 8, 1927 with a population of 500. its history, however, dates to a much earlier period. Research and artifacts show that Tensaw, Alabama, Choctaw, Creeks, and Seminole Indians all lived in the this area prior . . . Map (db m100843) HM
5Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Fairhope Museum of History
Dedicated 2008 A gift to the people of Fairhope from The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation & the City of Fairhope Dedicated April 5, 2008 The Front Section of this structure was carefully restored to reflect its original use as Fairhope's . . . Map (db m128887) HM
6Alabama (Baldwin County), Loxley — Jenkins Farm / Jenkins Farmhouse
Jenkins Farm John Wesley Jenkins, born 1874, owned a 40 acre turpentine operation in 1915 when he married Amelia Taylor. With the decline of his turpentine resources, they began growing potatoes. At the time of John Wesley’s death in . . . Map (db m155369) HM
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7Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — Miller – Martin Townhouse
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 . . . Map (db m60755) HM
8Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — Octagon House
This unusual house was built 1859 – 1861 by Benjamin Franklin Petty, a carriage and furniture merchant, who was a native of New York and a pioneer settler of Clayton. It was patterned after a design made popular by Orson S. Fowler’s book A . . . Map (db m39121) HM
9Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Fendall Hall / Young and DentThe Young - Dent Home
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 . . . Map (db m33759) HM
10Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Hart House
Built by John Hart about 1850, the Hart House is recognized as an outstanding example of pure Greek Revival architecture. Hart (c. 1805-1863) moved from New Hampshire and became a prominent merchant and farmer. When constructed, the house was on the . . . Map (db m48376) HM
11Alabama (Bibb County), Brierfield — Hayes-Morton House
Wilson Hayes constructed this typical farm house for his wife and six children just south of Six Mile around 1900. After he moved to Oklahoma c. 1915, his daughter Ollie and her husband Levert Rotenberry lived in the home until 1928. Between 1928 . . . Map (db m37136) HM
12Alabama (Bibb County), Brierfield — Sunshine & Dorothy Morton HouseBrierfield Iron Works Historical State Park
Originally located off Patton Chapel Road in what is today Hoover, Alabama, the Sunshine and Dorothy Morton house was moved to the Brierfield Park in March 2005 by the Morton family and restored over the next two years by restoration specialist . . . Map (db m37177) HM
13Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Bullock County Courthouse Historic District
The Bullock County Courthouse Historic District in Union Springs consists of 47 structures along three blocks of Prairie Street. Focal point of the district is the 1871 courthouse which is one of the finest post-bellum courthouses in the state and . . . Map (db m83257) HM
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14Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — Profile Cotton Mill Historic DistrictCalhoun County
In 1905, local businessman Henry P. Ide joined with out-of-state investors and built the Ide-Profile Cotton Mill. Along with the mill, the company established the Profile Mill Village, which originally began as 40 homes for workers. The company . . . Map (db m195730) HM
15Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — Saint Luke's Episcopal ChurchCalhoun County
John D. and Anna Maria Hoke founded the parish on June 30, 1844. Members of the Hoke, Forney, and Abernathy families joined over the years. The church design was based on Richard Upjohn's 1852 pattern book, Upjohn's Rural Architecture. Upjohn was . . . Map (db m199134) HM
16Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — Thomas A. Walker1811-1888
Prominent citizen of Jacksonville who served Alabama as Brigadier General, State Militia; member Legislature and Pres. of Senate; Circuit Court Judge; and Pres. Ala. and Tenn. Railroad He owned extensive cotton plantations and mining interests . . . Map (db m29921) HM
17Alabama (Choctaw County), Mount Sterling — Mount Sterling Methodist ChurchBuilt c. 1859
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203662) HM
18Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Folsom Birthplace
James Elisha (Big Jim) Folsom, a resident of Elba, Coffee County, served as the 45th and 47th Governor of Alabama. Folsom lived in this home from 1908 to 1910 when it was located near the Folsom Mill Creek and Tabernacle communities. The Folsom . . . Map (db m94160) HM
19Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Barton Hall
. . . Map (db m192085) HM
20Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Cherokee High School
Cherokee High School began here in 1921 as a grammar school with two teachers in a new frame building. The building was erected by African Americans using a Julius Rosenwald Grant with additional funds from the local community. The county school . . . Map (db m192084) HM
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21Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Clyde Carter House
The Clyde Carter House, built in 1924, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 2004 Criterion C in the area of Architecture Criterion A in the area of AgricultureMap (db m192041) HM
22Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Howell & Graves School
Marker Front: Muscle Shoals City was incorporated on April 24, 1923. Among the leading developers were New York realtors A.L. Howell and C.T. Graves. Their interest in Muscle Shoals was inspired by the vision of Henry Ford to use power from . . . Map (db m28580) HM
23Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — E.L. Newman Lustron House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m192043) HM
24Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Belle Mont
Built between 1828 and 1832, Belle Mont is a foremost example of Jeffersonian Palladian Architecture in the deep south and one of Alabama's first great plantation houses. It was build for Dr. Alexander W. Mitchell, a native of Virginia, and a . . . Map (db m29561) HM
25Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Colbert County Courthouse Square District
22 structures, first Northwest Alabama historic district placed on National Register of Historic Places (1973): Courthouse, erected 1881, shows Italianate and Greek Revival influences. Fifth Street, Commercial Row, seven adjoining brick structures . . . Map (db m28584) HM
26Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Locust Hill
Built in 1823 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m192081) HM
27Alabama (Conecuh County), Evergreen — The Louisville and Nashville DepotEvergreen, Alabama — Built in 1907 —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203711) HM
28Alabama (Crenshaw County), Luverne — Douglass HouseCrenshaw County
In 1904, Alabama industrialist Frazier Michel Douglass, Sr. hired a carpenter from Alexander City, Alabama to build the Douglass House. The house is a two-story Queen Anne Victorian and might be the only home of this architectural type in . . . Map (db m163677) HM
29Alabama (Dale County), Ozark — Dowling - Steagall House
Constructed in c. 1900 by G. P. Dowling, the Dowling-Steagall House is a Classical Revival dwelling featuring a full-height portico with Ionic columns and an elaborate door surround. A judge and prominent businessman, G. P. Dowling organized Ozark's . . . Map (db m36510) HM
30Alabama (Dale County), Ozark — The J.D. Holman HouseDale County
The J.D. Holman House was built in 1912 for Jesse DaCosta Holman and his wife, Susan Dowling Holman, and their seven children. Architect Frank C. Galliher of Montgomery, Alabama, designed the 10,000 square foot, Greek Revival house. The gifted and . . . Map (db m132527) HM
31Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Crocheron's Row
A "row" was a 19th century shopping mall. The word was used when a building or block had several similar storefronts arranged in a straight line or row. This cellar marks the spot where David and Nicholas Crocheron built a large 2 story brick . . . Map (db m83509) HM
32Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Luke's was consecrated in 1854. It was an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival style, popular at the time. The contractor closely followed designs in a widely circulated book, Rural Architecture, published in 1852 by the celebrated . . . Map (db m75922) HM
33Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — The Crocheron Columns
The Crocherons were from Staten Island, New York. Richard Conner Crocheron arrived in town about 1837 to help run the family store. He traveled north for his bride in 1843 after building her this brick home. The back wall adjoined the brick store . . . Map (db m22870) HM
34Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — “Fairoaks”
This Greek revival mansion was built c. 1853 for William B. King and named “Fairoaks” for the many trees found about the place. King was the nephew of Vice President William Rufus King. Ann B. Wilson, a half-sister of the builder, . . . Map (db m83521) HM
35Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Fairoaks Square
Once a gracious turn-of-the-century neighborhood, many of the homes here were close to condemnation when purchased by Circle “S” Industries, Inc. in 1980. In all, 12 Victorian cottages were renovated in the area. Built between 1870 . . . Map (db m37651) HM
36Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Sturdivant Hall
One of the finest examples of neo-classic architecture in the South; designed by Thomas Helm Lee for Edward T. Watts. Completed in 1853. Sold 1864 to John M. Parkman, 1870 to Emile Gillman. Purchased in 1957 through a bequest from Robert . . . Map (db m37649) HM
37Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon Courthouse
Lebanon Courthouse was constructed during the 1840s when Lebanon, the county seat of DeKalb County, was a thriving community with inns, taverns, and government offices. This building, built for courthouse use, remained in use as a courthouse until . . . Map (db m156255) HM
38Alabama (DeKalb County), Rainsville — McCurdy House
Built in 1931 by the McCurdy family, the home's interior was lined completely with cedar wood and the floor made of hand selected quarter-sawed oak. Beveled glass was in the windows and doors. Home to a delicatessen in the 1980s, plans were being . . . Map (db m156252) HM
39Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Colonel Hood House
This stately Classic Revival house, built c. 1904, was the residence of Colonel Oliver Roland Hood (1867-1951), eminent Gadsden attorney and civic leader. Colonel Hood was one of the three incorporators of Alabama Power Company in 1906 and author of . . . Map (db m83732) HM
40Alabama (Geneva County), Geneva — Kenan HomeGeneva County
Built in 1888 by W.K. and Emma Knox Kenan, this home is an excellent local example of Victorian Cottage architecture. The Kenan's settled in Geneva in 1882 and were charter members of the Geneva Presbyterian Church established in 1884. Despite . . . Map (db m167707) HM
41Alabama (Hale County), Greensboro — “Glencairn”
Built in 1837 by Col. John Erwin, wealthy lawyer and planter. Architects and contractors were from Philadelphia. It has been continuously occupied by the Erwin family and is now the home of Katherine Mahood Rugg, great great-granddaughter of Col. . . . Map (db m203647) HM
42Alabama (Hale County), Greensboro — Jones-Burks-Whittington1902 Main Street
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1840Map (db m203646) HM
43Alabama (Hale County), Newbern — Hobson Bethel Methodist Church
Rev. J. Bancroft, presiding elder, and Rev. J. A. Moore, minister. called meeting of members in 1883 including the names: Hobson, Holcroft, Walker, Scott, Huggins, Moore, True, Sadler. Turpin. Building committee consisted of Mr. Will Sadler, Mr. . . . Map (db m203655) HM
44Alabama (Hale County), Newbern — Newbern Presbyterian Church
Organized November 16, 1844 under Presbytery of South Alabama by the Rev. Thomas Witherspoon and 21 charter members. Petition to Presbytery signed by T. A. Borden, Anne Borden, Wm. Ervin, Eliza Ervin, Mrs. Rebeccah Hanna, A. & S. Hardin, Mrs. . . . Map (db m203657) HM
45Alabama (Jackson County), Scottsboro — College Hill Historic District
College Hill Historic District, located along College Avenue between Scott and Kyle Streets, was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This district was Scottsboro's first subdivision. The area was part of Charlotte Scott . . . Map (db m167089) HM
46Alabama (Jackson County), Scottsboro — Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys
Marker front: Constructed in 1911-1912 and designed by architect Richard H. Hunt, the Jackson County Courthouse is a Neo-Classical, brick building situated on a town square in Scottsboro, the county seat of Jackson County. The front, . . . Map (db m22264) HM
47Alabama (Jackson County), Skyline — Skyline School
The Skyline School was built as part of the Skyline Farms Project, a self-help program that the United States government conducted in 1934-1945 for unemployed farmers. Started by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the program loaned . . . Map (db m167096) HM
48Alabama (Jackson County), Stevenson — Bennett's Cove Cabin
This cabin was originally constructed over 100 years ago approximately 10 miles west of this site in Bennett's Cove. It was given to the Stevenson community park by Mary and Walker Leland Jordan. The cabin was moved to this site and restored . . . Map (db m197507) HM
49Alabama (Jefferson County), Bessemer — Sweet Home / Henry W. Sweet
This house was built in 1906 by architect William E. Benns for H. W. Sweet at a cost of $10,000. The house uniquely blended the Queen Anne and Neo-Classical architectural styles, featuring two identical pedimented entrance porticos supported by . . . Map (db m27024) HM
50Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Belview Heights Neighborhood
The Corey Land Company, a group of prominent local businessmen headed by Robert Jemison, Jr., developed Belview Heights as a neighborhood for the professional employees of U.S. Steel in the 1910's. Extending the grid system being used in Ensley over . . . Map (db m24351) HM
51Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Alabama TheatreBuilt 1927
Built by the Publix Theater division of Paramount Studios. This movie palace opened on December 26th, 1927. The theatre, in Spanish / Moorish design by Graven and Mayger of Chicago, seated 2500 in a five story, three-tiered auditorium. Paramount's . . . Map (db m27337) HM
52Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Cascade
One popular element of the park’s original design was a water feature known as the cascade. Cascading fountains were important features in formal European gardens. Their terraced pools and waterfalls animated the landscape with the sounds and . . . Map (db m83857) HM
53Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Heaviest Corner On Earth
At the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham was a small town of two and three story buildings with a few church steeples punctuating the skyline. During the industrial boom from 1902 to 1912 which made Birmingham the largest city in the state. Four . . . Map (db m27500) HM
54Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Little Theater Clark Memorial Theatre Virginia Samford Theatre
Built in 1937 by Gen. Louis Verdier Clark from a design by architect William T. Warren as a community playhouse for cultural activities. It was recognized as one of the best of its kind in the nation. Mrs. Vassar Allen - first president, Bernard . . . Map (db m27513) HM
55Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Title Building
Designed by William C. Weston and erected in 1902, the Title Building was the second skyscraper built in Birmingham. It was the first building to supply its tenants with electric power with its own power-generating plant and the water supply was . . . Map (db m27501) HM
56Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Vulcan Statue
When it was first proposed in 1905 that Vulcan be placed on Red Mountain, the time was not right for such a move. But by 1935 when the idea for Vulcan Park was proposed, iron ore mining had ceased here, the mineral railroad had been abandoned and . . . Map (db m95335) HM
57Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Aaron Gus GreenCity of Florence Walk of Honor
In 2001, Aaron Green, a Taliesin Fellow and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, was awarded the very first Gold Medal by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.Map (db m198852) HM
58Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Forks of Cypress
The Forks of Cypress plantation was established in 1818 by James and Sarah Jackson. This home, believed the design of William Nichols, was one of Alabama's great houses, featuring perhaps the earliest peristyle colonnades in America. Built by . . . Map (db m156982) HM
59Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Gilbert Elementary School
Gilbert School, named in honor of Henry C. Gilbert, school superintendent 1892-1904 and long time member of Board of Education was built in 1920, costing $79,000. The structure was planned by George D. Waller, architect. A relief sculpture . . . Map (db m83988) HM
60Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Presbyterian Church1821
Side 1 One of Alabama's earliest Presbyterian congregations, this church was founded in September 1821 by the Reverend John Allen as "The Church of Nazareth". In 1833 it was renamed Courtland Presbyterian Church. The first meeting house, . . . Map (db m155416) HM
61Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland's Early Architecture(circa 1820-1940)
Side 1 Structures within the Courtland historic district represent over 150 years of changing tastes in building design. Although only a few of Courtland’s earliest buildings survive, the Federal~style architecture of the oldest houses . . . Map (db m28990) HM
62Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Leetch–Peters–Hodges–McDaniel–Shelton House
Built between 1818 and 1820 with slave labor by William Leetch, the house was constructed of hand-hewed logs and covered with wood siding soon after. William's wife, Naomi Knox Leetch, was visited here by her nephew, future President James Knox . . . Map (db m201348) HM
63Alabama (Lawrence County), Trinity — Boxwood Plantation
(side 1) This small dwelling is the last reminder of "Boxwood" plantation, the home of the Elliot family, and later of the Nevilles. Built-in 1854 of slave-made brick and occupied by the household servants it is one of the few brick . . . Map (db m114719) HM
64Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Noble Hall
Marker Front: The Greek Revival rock and mortar house was built by Addison Frazer (1809-1873) between 1852 and 1854 and served as the center for a 2,000 acre cotton plantation. Frazer owned 100 slaves and was on the Board of Trustees of . . . Map (db m25988) HM
65Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — North College Street Historic District
With the creation of the seven-member Historic Preservation Commission by the Auburn City Council in 1999, the City took its first step in establishing historic districts to preserve its architectural heritage. The first work of the Commission . . . Map (db m184196) HM
66Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Blackburn House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m192090) HM
67Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Courthouse and South Side of Square
Top row, left to right: • The first Limestone County Courthouse was a log structure completed in the early 1820s. The second courthouse, constructed ca. 1825 of brick, was used only until 1831, when the walls began to crack and collapse. It . . . Map (db m154216) HM
68Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Faces of Market Street
From the 1850s to the 1970s, the Louisville & Nashville Depot was located between Market and Washington streets. The building has been used as a dress ship, a photographer's studio, and in 2004 was remodeled for the Limestone County Archives. . . . Map (db m93878) HM
69Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets
The First Baptist Church, organized in 1824, built a meeting house in 1826. A brick structure was erected in 1831 but was replaced with the above building in 1909. This church located on the north west corner of Clinton and Hobbs streets, was later . . . Map (db m93883) HM
70Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Washington Street
Top row, left to right: • The Commercial Hotel, owned by George L. Sherrill in the late 1800s, adertised in 1885 that it catered to commercial travelers at $2 a day. After many years of operation by the Sherrill family, it was torn down in . . . Map (db m154230) HM
71Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — West Side of Square
Top row, left to right: • The First Presbyterian Church was built on the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets about 1900. This 1949 photograph shows Standard Oil and Sinclair Gasoline signs. Built in 1926, the Standard Oil Filling . . . Map (db m154214) HM
72Alabama (Limestone County), Mooresville — Historic Buildings in Mooresville
The town owns the Brick Church, the Stagecoach Tavern, and the Post Office. One of the town's primary budget lines is the care and maintenance of these historic public buildings for future generations. However, these structures would not be . . . Map (db m189570) HM
73Alabama (Limestone County), Mooresville — Historic Homes of Mooresville
Historic Homes The majority of older homes in Mooresville were built a the end of the "Federal" period (roughly 1790-1830) and incorporated elements of the architecture prevalent at this time. Typically, a Federal-style house is a simple . . . Map (db m189568) HM
74Alabama (Limestone County), Tanner — Cotton Hillcirca 1824
A grand two story brick house built in the Federal style with a double tier pedimented Palladian portico. The house displays architectural features brought to Limestone County by early settlers from Southside Virginia, and adjacent North . . . Map (db m90915) HM
75Alabama (Limestone County), Tanner — Gamble House
One of the oldest brick houses in the country. It was built, circa 1822-28, by Wm. Parham for Joseph Johnston, the original landowner. It displays both Georgian and Federal influences in its style and details. A molded brick water table and . . . Map (db m117805) HM
76Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — 119 Westside StreetHistoric Tuskegee
This two-story brick structure, built in 1870, is an example of the Italianate Style. Many of these buildings no longer exist, being replaced by later growth in downtown districts. The Italianate Style is distinguished by the large upper story . . . Map (db m100193) HM
77Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — Macon County Legal Milestone
Front Macon County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832 and formed out of land formerly belonging to the Creek Indians. The County was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War soldier and long-serving . . . Map (db m99677) HM
78Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Campus Architect — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
. . . I should consider it a far-reaching calamity for us to lose Mr. Taylor at Tuskegee. —Booker T. Washington Look at the buildings around the main quadrangle. Much of what you see is the work of Robert R. Taylor, . . . Map (db m101929) HM
79Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Lowell M. AndersonFather of Monte Sano Club
He proposed this pool to the residents, found the site, raised funds and crews, and put both to work. He trained residents of all ages and professions to operate bulldozers, bend and tie rebar, pour concrete, and plumb a pool. (The deck on the . . . Map (db m108684) HM
80Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Lowry House
John Lowry moved his family from Virginia and purchased land on Meridianville Pike in 1809. He was the contractor for Madison County's first courthouse in 1811. His grandson, John Tate Lowry, a leading merchant with Lowry, Hamilton and Company, . . . Map (db m130812) HM
81Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Monte Sano Elementary School
From a small self-contained 1800s rural community Monte Sano ballooned with the Space Age. By 1958 there were approximately 100 families connected with the Space Program living on Monte Sano. Many were von Braun Rocket Team Members. The school . . . Map (db m154275) HM
82Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Oak Place
George Gilliam Steele, one of Huntsville's preeminent architects, designed and built Oak Place as his country residence circa 1840 on 320 acres. An outstanding example of Early Greek Revival architecture, it was unique for the period with its . . . Map (db m154278) HM
83Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Schrimsher FarmSunrise Terrace Subdivision
Caroline (Cherokee) & William (Scotch-Irish) Schrimsher first of four generations to farm this 36 acres from 1880-1939. After World War II Wernher von Braun's team of scientists were brought from Germany to Ft. Bliss, Texas and then to Huntsville, . . . Map (db m154271) HM
84Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — The Church Of The Nativity, Episcopal
The Church of the Nativity congregation was organized December 17, 1842 - the name chosen because of the approaching Christmas season. The Convention of the Diocese of Alabama, Protestant Episcopal Church, approved the congregation on February 16, . . . Map (db m27858) HM
85Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — The ColumnsSweet Homegrown Alabama
Opened in 1934, the third Madison County Courthouse was the home of these majestic limestone columns and for more than 50 years they stood in the square, after which they were carefully disassembled. Garden volunteers Evelyn Lucas and Seth Mize . . . Map (db m144866) HM
86Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — The Jesup WagonSweet Homegrown Alabama
The Jesup Agricultural Wagon was the first vehicle used in Tuskegee Institute’s Movable School, an outreach effort of the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) aimed at bringing modern agricultural tools and methods to rural areas and people . . . Map (db m144944) HM
87Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Thomas Bibb House
Thomas Bibb, first president of the Alabama Senate and second governor of Alabama, completed this early high-style Greek revival house in 1836, having occupied the land since 1821. This was his town residence, his plantation home being Belmina, in . . . Map (db m160635) HM
88Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Twickenham Historic District
Designated by the City of Huntsville, Alabama March 23, 1972. This district is a living museum of American architectural styles dating from 1814. It encompasses about one~half of the original Town of Twickenham, Huntsville's first offical name. . . . Map (db m85612) HM
89Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Foscue House
Built in 1840 for Augustus Foscue (1799-1861), a North Carolina native who owned more than 3,000 acres and 137 slaves in Marengo County by 1850. Daughter Mary Alice (1838-1899) married in 1855 to Dr. Bryan Watkins Whitfield (1828-1908), son of Gen. . . . Map (db m38180) HM
90Alabama (Marengo County), Demopolis — Gaineswood
Built 1842-1860 by Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield 1799-1868 accomplished planter of the Canebrake using imported materials and artisans Glorifying the Greek Revival Architecture by combining Doric exterior Corinthian grand ballroom Ionic parlor . . . Map (db m38068) HM
91Alabama (Marshall County), Grant — Pennsylvania Bell Tower
Built as a water tower in 1937 by her husband in honor of Mrs. Harper Donelson Sheppard, Pennsylvania State Regent 1935-1938, and created a Bell Tower in 1973 upon the installation of a Carillion by the Pennsylvania Daughters in honor of Mrs. Harold . . . Map (db m76232) HM
92Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Barton Academy
The first public school in Alabama built in 1835-36, used continuously since that time for the purpose of education except for a brief period during the Civil War when it was a hospital. Named for State Rep. Willoughby Barton of Mobile who was the . . . Map (db m143517) HM
93Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 14 — Dave Patton(1879-1927)
Patton began his hauling business with two mules and grew to become a prominent real estate entrepreneur and contractor, building many area roads and schools. Patton purchased this site in 1900. According to oral tradition, he commissioned architect . . . Map (db m111313) HM
94Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Home of Joe CainAlabama Bicentennial 1819-2019
Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr., recognized today as the patron saint of Mardi Gras in Mobile, purchased this plot of land in 1859 for $500, along with his wife of more than three years, Elizabeth Rabby Cain. The couple built a four-room classic revival . . . Map (db m111285) HM
95Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile's Spanish Fountain(Fuente de España)
The design of this fountain was inspired by famous fountains of Spain designed by one of the great fountain designers of the world, Buigas of Barcelona. Friendship Arches (Arcos de la Amistad)These Arches of Friendship and the ten colorful . . . Map (db m154240) HM
96Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 30 — National African-American Archives and Museum
George B. Rogers, a prominent architect, designed this smaller replica of the main library in 1931. It is a classically inspired white structure with linear lines. It was the only library for blacks until desegregation in the mid-1960s. Today it is . . . Map (db m111308) HM
97Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Second Fort Conde Ruin
This ruin is a vestige of the second Fort Conde. Built by the French in 1723 and later occupied by the British, Spanish, and the Americans, these foundations are the only architectural remains of Colonial Mobile.Map (db m117253) HM
98Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Springhill Avenue Temple CongregationSha'Arai Shomayim Umaskil El Dol — (The Gates of Heaven and the Society of the Friends of the Needy) —
Organized in Mobile on January 29, 1844, this Reform Jewish Congregation is the oldest in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States. Members met in homes until December 27, 1846, when the St. Emanuel Street Temple was dedicated. The . . . Map (db m111291) HM
99Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — The Shepard House
Built in 1897 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places this Queen Anne was designed by George Franklin Barber and chosen from his catalog by the C.M. Shepard family. Major components were manufactured in Knoxville, Tennessee, and . . . Map (db m149317) HM
100Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Decorative Lions Heads1907-1978
These decorative terra cotta lions heads, typical of the ornamentation used in commercial style architecture in the early part of the 20th century, were utilized by the First National Bank of Montgomery on the cornice of their 12 story building from . . . Map (db m36646) HM

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