“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Alabama Governor's Mansion

Built 1907

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By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Alabama Governor's Mansion Marker
Inscription. For almost the first century of statehood, Alabama's governors lived in private homes or hotels while in office. In 1911 the state acquired the Moses Sable home on South Perry Street for the governor's residence. Lined with fine houses, Perry was regarded as "the Fifth Avenue" of the Capital City.

In 1950, Gov. Jim Folsom favored buying a Neo-Classical Revival mansion six blocks south. This residence, designed by architect Weatherly Carter in 1907 for Adjutant General Robert Fulwood Ligon, was regarded as "one of Montgomery's finest homes." A state commission purchased the 17-room residence from the Ligon heirs for $100,000.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 21.696′ N, 86° 18.42′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Perry Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1108 South Perry Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Lanier High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cleveland Court Apartments (approx.
Alabama Governor's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
2. Alabama Governor's Mansion
0.6 miles away); Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Folmar - Siegelman House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War - Barnes School / Figh-Pickett House (approx. 0.7 miles away); House of the Mayors (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,681 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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