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Ozark in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The J.D. Holman House

Dale County

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 17, 2019
1. J.D. Holman House Marker
Inscription.  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 accomplished builders were members of the Luther Boykin Family of Ozark. Numerous architectural features enhance the house, which make it unique to any other historical home in the state. As a successful entrepreneur in the horse and mule trade, Mr. Holman owned businesses in Ozark and other cities in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. He established one of the largest retail businesses in the area for the sale of wagons, buggies, saddles and real estate. The community viewed Mr. Holman’s success as an accomplishment because he provided gainful employment and revenue for Ozark’s citizens. Many knew him for his traits of industriousness, fairness, and a calm manner. The City of Ozark purchased the house in 2013 and Judge Val L. McGee established the Ozark Heritage Association, Inc. for the future preservation of the home.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places,
J.D. Holman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 17, 2019
2. J.D. Holman House Marker
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February 19, 1982

 
Erected 2018 by Ozark Heritage Association, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 31° 27.578′ N, 85° 38.253′ W. Marker is in Ozark, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (Alabama Route 27) and Mutual Street, on the left when traveling east on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 East Broad Street, Ozark AL 36360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dowling - Steagall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Ozark/Ozark's Role in the Origin of Fort Rucker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merrick's - Woodshop - Ozark / Ozark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dale Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ozark Baptist Church/Church Pastors (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozark.
 
Also see . . .  The Ozark Heritage Association (OHA). (Submitted on April 23, 2019.)
 
J.D. Holman House image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 17, 2019
3. J.D. Holman House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2019, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2019, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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