Near Tanner in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
One of the oldest brick houses in the country. It was built, circa 1822-28, by Wm. Parham for Joseph Johnston, the original landowner. It displays both Georgian and Federal influences in its style and details. A molded brick water table and elaborate cornice on both the front and back display the exceptional degree of the brick masons' skills. The usual plan of a central hall was eliminated. Instead, two parallel entrances open into the lower rooms, both front and back. The massive exterior end chimneys and tall, narrow profile give the house its imposing appearance. The house has had several owners during its existence but has been owned by members of the Gamble family for well over a century.
A pane in one of the transoms had been shot out years before and was found
Erected 2014 by Limestone County Historical Society and The Athens-Limestone Tourism Council.
Location. 34° 43.841′ N, 86° 55.372′ W. Marker is near Tanner, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Huntsville Brownsferry Road (County Route 24) 0.7 miles east of Interstate 65, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens AL 35613, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cotton Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Limestone County Tornado Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Harris-Pryor House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gen. N.B. Forrest, C.S.A. (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 5.2 miles away); Oakland United Methodist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Coleman Family (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tanner.
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