Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Coe House
As a young child, the Coe's daughter, Frances, was stricken with polio and remained largely confined to the house for most of her life.
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In 1970, the Coe family sold the property and it housed the Morningside Commune until 1975. In 1977, the Alabama United Methodist Children's Home acquired the property and for more than two decades assisted over 3,600 children. The Coe House was purchased from the UMCH and restored as a private residence in 1999.
The house was individually listed to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1977. Also in 1977, the Highland Avenue - Rhodes Park Historic District was included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Coe House was added to the historic district when it expanded in 1982 to include the Rhodes Park area. The Highland
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Location. 33° 30.42′ N, 86° 46.962′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 29th Street South and Rhodes Circle South, on the left when traveling north on 29th Street South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donnelly House (within shouting distance of this marker); A.B. Loveman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jordan Home (about 300 feet away); Independent Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little Theater Clark Memorial Theatre Virginia Samford Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Vincent’s Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redmont Park Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.