Demopolis in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Original construction date worked into orange-hued brick on south side chimney. Brown-hued brick addition built onto front in 1849, requiring removal of two-tiered, columned entrance portico. Present shed-roofed porch added in twentieth century by Jesse G. Whitfield, replacing small 1849 portico.
Interior woodwork and wainscoting bear original “faux bois” graining to simulate bird’s eye maple done by slave, Bob Ashe, who became a well-known carpenter in postbellum Demopolis.
Erected 1993 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 32° 29.125′ N, 87° 52.051′ W. Marker is in DemopolisTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Highway 80 East, Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitfield Canal (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gaineswood (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Leo’s Catholic Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (approx. 2.8 miles away); Marengo County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demopolis.
Regarding Foscue House. The Foscue House is currently used as a restaurant and aptly named The Foscue House Restaurant.
Also see . . . The Foscue House Restaurant. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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