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

Buena Vista

Montgomery-Janes-Wittaker Home

 

(circa 1830)

 
Buena Vista Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
1. Buena Vista Marker
Inscription. This antebellum plantation house was completed by Capt. William Montgomery, a contemporary of Prattville's founder, Daniel Pratt.

This “Deep South” architecture reflects the Federal style with the later addition of a Colonial Revival facade that includes a portico with Ionic Columns and a cast ironwork balcony. Interesting features of this structure are the delicately crafted fanlights over the front entrance and in the gable ends. A circular staircase spiraling 24 feet highlights the interior along with the elaborate plaster cornice moldings and spectacular ceiling medallions.

The home is presently owned by the Union Camp Corporation and is maintained by the Autauga County Heritage Association. Buena Vista was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 1999 by Autauga County Heritage Association and Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 25.439′ N, 86° 27.102′ W. Marker is near Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is on County Road 4 0.1 miles west of Buena Vista Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 County Road 4 East, Prattville AL 36067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Buena Vista Plantation Home image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
2. Buena Vista Plantation Home
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Springs Post Office/Thomas Hill House/Union Baptist Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Doster Road Artesian Well House (approx. 2 miles away); Pratt Gin Factory (approx. 2 miles away); Old Plank Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wilson Pickett, Jr. (approx. 2.7 miles away); Autauga Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mulbry Grove Cottage (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
 
Also see . . .  Buena Vista. Autauga County Heritage Association (Submitted on December 18, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
Buena Vista Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
3. Buena Vista Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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