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Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pratt Homesite

Circa 1842

 
 
Pratt Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Pratt Homesite Marker
Inscription. Daniel Pratt, Prattville’s founding father, constructed an imposing home and garden within a quarter-mile of this site on Autauga Creek, near his industrial complex. The large home was designed and erected by Pratt himself, a noted architect / builder.

The white frame house featured New England architectural elements characteristic of Pratt’s style and incorporated a narrow, two-story portico and balcony. Pratt also added An art gallery to the home displaying paintings by George Cooke, a southern artist supported by Pratt.

The grape vineyard on the hillside behind the house provided wine for entertaining in the Pratt home.

Erected during the 1999 Daniel Pratt “Alabama Year Of Industry” Celebration In Honor of Daniel Pratt’s 200th Birthday.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association / Autauga County Heritage Association.
 
Location. 32° 27.626′ N, 86° 28.789′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street and Gin Shop Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prattville AL 36066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Pratt Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
2. Pratt Homesite Marker
of this marker. Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Autauga County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autauga County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); A County Older Than the State, Autauga County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Autauga Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USArts, Letters, MusicHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
 
Pratt Homesite Marker with the Cotton Gin Factory in the background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
3. Pratt Homesite Marker with the Cotton Gin Factory in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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