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

Foscue House

 
 
Foscue House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. Foscue House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1840 for Augustus Foscue (1799-1861), a North Carolina native who owned more than 3,000 acres and 137 slaves in Marengo County by 1850. Daughter Mary Alice (1838-1899) married in 1855 to Dr. Bryan Watkins Whitfield (1828-1908), son of Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield of nearby Gaineswood Plantation.

Original construction date worked into orange-hued brick on south side chimney. Brown-hued brick addition built onto front in 1849, requiring removal of two-tiered, columned entrance portico. Present shed-roofed porch added in twentieth century by Jesse G. Whitfield, replacing small 1849 portico.

Interior woodwork and wainscoting bear original “faux bois” graining to simulate birdís eye maple done by slave, Bob Ashe, who became a well-known carpenter in postbellum Demopolis.
 
Erected 1993 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 29.125′ N, 87° 52.051′ W. Marker is in Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is on U.S. 80, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Highway 80 East, Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitfield Canal (approx. 2.3 miles
Foscue House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. Foscue House Marker
away); Gaineswood (approx. 2.5 miles away); St. Leoís Catholic Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alabama Cattlemenís Association (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 2.9 miles away); White Bluff (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demopolis.
 
Regarding Foscue House. The Foscue House is currently used as a restaurant and aptly named The Foscue House Restaurant.
 
Also see . . .  The Foscue House Restaurant. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
 
Foscue House Marker Looking Toward Highway 80 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. Foscue House Marker Looking Toward Highway 80
Front View Of The Foscue House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. Front View Of The Foscue House
Note The 1849 Addition (On The Right) To The Foscue House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
5. Note The 1849 Addition (On The Right) To The Foscue House
The Original Construction Date Inscribe On The Chimney. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
6. The Original Construction Date Inscribe On The Chimney.
The Original 1840 Entrance To The Foscue House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
7. The Original 1840 Entrance To The Foscue House
Looking Through The Original Entrance Toward The 1849 Addition Entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
8. Looking Through The Original Entrance Toward The 1849 Addition Entrance.
Stairs Leading Up Two The Second Floor image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
9. Stairs Leading Up Two The Second Floor
South Parlor In The Original 1840 Section Of The House. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
10. South Parlor In The Original 1840 Section Of The House.
Note the wainscoting under the windows.
South Parlor With The Original 1840 Windows Still Intact. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
11. South Parlor With The Original 1840 Windows Still Intact.
Standing In One Of The Two First Floor Rooms Of The 1849 Addition. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
12. Standing In One Of The Two First Floor Rooms Of The 1849 Addition.
Reverse View In The 1849 Addition Room image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
13. Reverse View In The 1849 Addition Room
Family Height Growth Chart On The Front Door. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
14. Family Height Growth Chart On The Front Door.
Click on image to see some of the names and dates that shows the height of various family members who lived in this house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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