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Governor Shorter House

503 S. Lawrence St.

 
 
Governor Shorter House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 19, 2013
1. Governor Shorter House Marker
Inscription. Residence of Civil War Governor John Gill Shorter, 1861-63. A strong supporter of Confederacy, Shorter built up defenses of state during war. Growing "Peace Movement" led to his defeat for re-election 1863.

House acquired by Jacob Greil 1878. Held by Greil family until 1910. A former Confederate officer, Greil became prominent Montgomery businessman and civic leader.

House built 1854, in Italianate style by John P. Dickerson. Neo-classical portico, frieze, and interior details added early 1900's.
 
Erected 1982 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.428′ N, 86° 18.354′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lawrence Street and Scott Street, on the left when traveling south on South Lawrence Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 S. Lawrence St., Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Smith - Joseph - Stratton House (about 400 feet away); Knox Hall
Governor Shorter House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2014
2. Governor Shorter House
(about 400 feet away); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Juliette Hampton Morgan / Montgomery City-County Public Library (about 700 feet away); Teague House (about 800 feet away); Governor Jones House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Governor Shorter House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2014
3. Governor Shorter House
Governor Shorter House and area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2014
4. Governor Shorter House and area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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