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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lowry House

 
 
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By Lugnuts, February 18, 2019
1. Lowry House Marker
Inscription.  John Lowry moved his family from Virginia and purchased land on Meridianville Pike in 1809. He was the contractor for Madison County's first courthouse in 1811. His grandson, John Tate Lowry, a leading merchant with Lowry, Hamilton and Company, constructed the house around 1859 utilizing wood from the original cabin. John Tate's son, Samuel, received his degree from Bellevue Medical College, New York, in 1873. Dr. Samuel Lowry, who returned to Huntsville and set up practice with Dr. Hawkins Westmoreland, was the fourth generation and last member of the family to occupy the house. In 1998, Harvie P. Jones, FAIA, prominent preservation architect, assisted the owners in the property's restoration.

The house, important for its nineteenth century blend of architectural styles, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 2001.
 
Location. 34° 44.8′ N, 86° 35.111′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Kildare Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 Kildare Avenue, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln School and Village (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goldsmith-Schiffman Field (approx. half a mile away); Five Points Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); ETO 1939-1945/PTO 1941-1945 (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II - Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II - European Theater of Operations (ETO) (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War I (Great War)/1914 – 1918 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish American War 1898/Philippine Insurrection 1899-1913 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
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