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William Winston Home

 
 
William Winston Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
1. William Winston Home Marker
Inscription. Construction on the home which became the center building of Deshler High School was begun in 1824 by Clark T. Barton. William Winston purchased and completed the Georgian-style dwelling in 1833. The largest remaining antebellum house in Tuscumbia, it features a winding staircase, eight fireplaces, and ten original closets along with an inscription on the cellar wall written during the Union occupation saying: "It is a damn shame to destroy this mansion." Original log kitchen placed at N.W. rear corner to avoid having fire too near to the house. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Apr. 1982. House and property purchased by the city of Tuscumbia in 1948 for site of new Deshler campus, relocating from property bequeathed by Major David Deshler (from his Main St. residence, 3 blocks north) memorializing his son, Brig. Gen. James Deshler, C.S.A., killed leading charge at Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863.

William Winston (1789-1857)-father of Alabama Gov. John Anthony Winston; grandfather of Maud Lindsey, famed educator and author of children's books; father-in-law of Robert Burns Lindsay, only foreign-born governor of Alabama. Winston family cemetery located approximately one mile N.W. of the house. [1996: Tuscumbia]
 
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association
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By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
2. William Winston Home
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Location. 34° 44.268′ N, 87° 42.077′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on N. Commons St. East. Touch for map. In front of Deshler High School. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ethel Davis Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); Ivy Green (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howell Thomas Heflin (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winston Home. Winston Home National Register Nomination Boosts Tuscumbia Restoration Effort article by Beth Garfrerick (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Alabama Governors. John Anthony Winston (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Alabama Womens's Hall of Fame. Maud McKnight Lindsay (1874-1941) (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

4. Encyclopedia of Alabama. Government and Politics Robert Burns Lindsay (1870-72) (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
<i>FRONT ELEVATION - William Winston House, North Commons Street, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, AL</i> image. Click for full size.
By W.N. Manning, March 8, 1934
3. FRONT ELEVATION - William Winston House, North Commons Street, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, AL
Photo courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
 

5. James Deshler. James Deshler (February 18, 1833 – September 20, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and a graduate of West Point. He was a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War and died on the field of battle (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

6. Battle of Chickamauga. The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863,marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,323 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on February 7, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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