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Duncan House

 
 
Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 13, 2010
1. Duncan House Marker
Inscription.  The Duncan House was build in 1906 as a home place for James and Lelia Duncan and their eight children in what is now Tarrant City, Alabama. Duncan worked throughout his life in the nearby shops and yards of the L&N Railroad (know CSXI) as water boy, conductor, and yard dispatcher.

Donated to Birmingham Historic Society in 1985 by Alabama By-Products Company, Inc. (now Drummond), Duncan house was moved to its current location at Sloss Quarters, the former site of Sloss company housing, for use as offices and to interpret the city's history.

The structure is representative of housing occupied by middle management during the period when Birmingham emerged as a major industrial center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 33° 31.326′ N, 86° 47.419′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 32nd Street North and 2nd Avenue North, on the left when traveling north. The Duncan House is located under the overpass near the entrance
Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 13, 2010
2. Duncan House Marker
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of Sloss Furnace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloss Blast Furnaces (within shouting distance of this marker); Sloss Furnaces (within shouting distance of this marker); Racial Terrorism and Convict Leasing / Racial Violence at Brookside Mines (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ironmaking (about 500 feet away); Foundations of Beehive Coke Ovens (about 500 feet away); The Blast Furnace (about 500 feet away); Slag (about 600 feet away); Frisco No. 4018 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022