Leeds in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Jonathan Bass House Museum
Erected 2006 by Leeds Historical Society / Alabama Landmarks and Heritage.
Location. 33° 32.442′ N, 86° 33.492′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Montevallo Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1129 Montevallo Road, Leeds AL 35094, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients (approx. ¼ mile away); Leeds Benchmarks In History John Henry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rowan House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mt. Hebron School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mt. Hebron Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leeds.
1. Previous Occupants
My family and I lived in the Bass House from 1995 until the date of its sale to the Leeds Historical Society. We purchased the house from our home Church (Bold Springs) and then later sold the house to the Historical Society due to the divorce of my parents. We have many great memories in that house, and enjoyed doing projects to fix it up, such as hand cutting the pickets for the fence around the house. Many long hours were spent restoring the floors, walls, raising the roof to its original elevation, etc. of this great house. It is bittersweet each time I travel back to Leeds to visit friends and see the house. On my last trip, it was closed, but I was able to walk around outside
— Submitted November 30, 2009, by Mandi O'Mara of Bainbridge, Georgia.
2. Childhood memories
In the 1960's, my family lived across the field behind the Bass House. I spent many days playing in the back area of the house and outside in the yard. Mrs. Bass lived in the home then and even though we probably drove her crazy, she never showed it. She always seemed happy to walk with us and tell us stories of the home.
There was at one time an old dilapidated barn near the edge of the field. Every winter, my family and our neighbors would make guesses as to whether this would be the year that it would fall down. We weren't allowed to go in the barn, but once in a while, me and the other kids would sneak in. One day, some men in trucks came out and knocked it down at Mrs. Bass' request.
I have wonderful memories of the place and I would love to come back and visit it.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,147 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 21, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.