“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Thompson Mansion

Circa 1850s

Thompson Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Thompson Mansion Marker
Inscription.  An elegant blend of Greek Revival and Italianate architectual styles, the Thompson Mansion reflects the aesthetic and economic highs of the 1850s. The symmetrical layout of the house with entrances on all four sides features interior cross hallways for ventilation. Classical detailing can be seen in the front Corinthian columns and capitals, ventilator covers, cornice brackets, and ornate ironwork. Originally located in Tuskegee, the structure was the home of the Thompson family for almost a century. President William McKinley was lavishly entertained at a reception there in 1898. Historic American Building Survey (HABS), a federal program providing jobs for historians and architects documented the Thompson Mansion in the 1930s.

In the early 1980s the structure was dismantled, moved and stored in Georgia. In 1988 it was hauled back to Alabama in pieces and, with the help of the HABS documentation, reassembled on this corner. Extensive paint analysis and research determined the original interior and exterior finishes.
Erected by the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery.
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historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 32° 22.82′ N, 86° 18.208′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Madison Avenue (Alabama Route 108) and North Hull Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Madison Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ordeman House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); William Lowndes Yancey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucas Tavern / Lafayette (about 300 feet away); Lucas Tavern (about 400 feet away); Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement (about 500 feet away); Abram Mordecai / Mordecai's Cotton Gin (about 600 feet away); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery and Electricity / Hydroelectricity in the River Region (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Thompson Mansion (marker on far right under trees). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. Thompson Mansion (marker on far right under trees).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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