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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Duncan House

 
 
Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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
Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 13, 2010
2. Duncan House Marker
the entrance 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 Furnaces (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironmaking (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blast Furnace (about 500 feet away); Slag (about 600 feet away); Frisco No. 4018 (about 600 feet away); Casting Pigs (about 600 feet away); The Stock Trestle (about 600 feet away); The Gas System (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 278 times since then and 11 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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