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Demopolis in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gaineswood

 
 
Gaineswood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. Gaineswood Marker
Inscription.
Built 1842-1860 by Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield 1799-1868 accomplished planter of the Canebrake

using imported materials and artisans Glorifying the Greek Revival Architecture by combining Doric exterior Corinthian grand ballroom Ionic parlor and dining room with mirrors, chandeliers, columns, domes

This house was named for Gen. George Strother Gaines, 1784-1872 distinguished United States Agent and Factor to Choctaw Indian Nation

 
Erected 1961 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 30.513′ N, 87° 50.11′ W. Marker is in Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cedar Avenue and East Whitfield Street, on the right when traveling north on South Cedar Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 South Cedar Avenue, Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitfield Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Leo’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.4
Gaineswood Marker In Front Of The Original Gated Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. Gaineswood Marker In Front Of The Original Gated Entrance
miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demopolis.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama Historical Commission's Historic Sites: Gaineswood. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
 
The Original Gated Entrance To Gaineswood image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. The Original Gated Entrance To Gaineswood
Gaineswood (North and West Side) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. Gaineswood (North and West Side)
Gaineswood (Front or West Side) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
5. Gaineswood (Front or West Side)
Gaineswood (South Side) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
6. Gaineswood (South Side)
Gaineswood's Grand Ballroom image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
7. Gaineswood's Grand Ballroom
Parlor Room at Gaineswood image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
8. Parlor Room at Gaineswood
Dining Room at Gaineswood image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
9. Dining Room at Gaineswood
Gaineswood Is A Designated National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
10. Gaineswood Is A Designated National Historic Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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