Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Site of the Warren Reese House
Reese, promoted to the rank of colonel in the Confederacy for gallantry at Chickamauga, became commander of the Twelfth Alabama Cavalry. He was reputed to have been the youngest colonel in the Army of Tennessee and to have been recommended for Brigadier-General during the closing days of the war.
He served Montgomery as mayor 1885-87 and 1887-89 and during that time was chiefly responsible for raising the funds to erect the Confederate Monument on the Capitol grounds and persuading Jefferson Davis to tour the South in 1886. The world's first electric streetcar also began operations in Montgomery in 1885 during his mayorship.
Reese acquired the Greek Revival house at this site in 1867 from his uncle, Colonel James R. Powell. In 1975 the house was moved to 340 North Hull Street where it was restored and is a part of "Old Alabama Town."
Erected 1993 by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 22.432′ N, 86° 18.143′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Decatur Street (Alabama Route 21) Touch for map. Marker located on a one-way street running south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 South Decatur Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Jones House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith - Joseph - Stratton House (about 700 feet away); The Jackson-Community House/The Montgomery City Federation of Women’s Clubs (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dowe Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Shorter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centennial Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First White House of the Confederacy (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4. submitted on May 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.