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Luverne in Crenshaw County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Douglass House

Crenshaw County

 
 
Douglass House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
1. Douglass House Marker
Inscription.  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 Crenshaw County. Douglass was a merchant and manufacturer. In the early 20th century he moved his cottonseed oil mill to Luverne where he also manufactured lumber. The mill served as the largest employer in the area from 1907 to the 1930s employing forty to fifty people. Both businesses eventually failed and Douglass closed them to pay off debts. Frazier Douglass passed away in 1937.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage June 30, 1995

 
Erected 2019 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 31° 42.67′ N, 86° 15.833′ W. Marker is in Luverne, Alabama, in Crenshaw County. Marker is at the intersection of
Douglass House Marker at the Camellia House B&B. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
2. Douglass House Marker at the Camellia House B&B.
Forest Avenue and West 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Forest Avenue. Located at the Camellia House B&B. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Forest Ave, Luverne AL 36049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bricken Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rutledge (approx. 3 miles away); New Providence Primitive Baptist Church Site (approx. 5.6 miles away); Goshen Substation (approx. 8˝ miles away); Elam Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Rodgers School (approx. 10.4 miles away); Sports (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Camellia House history from its website. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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