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

Richards D.A.R. House Museum

 

1860

 
Richards D.A.R. House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Richards D.A.R. House Museum Marker
Inscription. One of the premier antebellum structures in the city, the house was built by Charles Richards, a riverboat captain originally from Maine. The building is considered to have Mobile's finest cast iron, featuring figures in a garden setting and representations of the four seasons. The brackets beneath the eaves are characteristic of the Italianate style. This motif is repeated in the elaborate doorway. Red bohemian glass glows in the full sidelights and transom, and is best viewed from the interior. The double parlors have two exceptional Carerra marble mantel pieces. The light fixtures are extraordinary with three Cornelius and Baker gasoliers and a Bacarat crystal chandelier in the dining room. The building was donated to the City of Mobile in 1972 and is operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 30° 41.749′ N, 88° 2.757′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on North Joachim Street 0.1 miles south of Congress Street. Touch for map. North Joachim Street is a one-way street running south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mobile City Limits (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Slave Market
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places circa 1860. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places circa 1860.
(approx. mile away); Old Slave Markets (approx. mile away); Christian Benevolent Funeral Home (approx. mile away); The Salvation Army in Mobile (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mobile City Limits (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on house. (Submitted on July 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Restoration plaque and City marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Restoration plaque and City marker.

Ideal Cement Company
This building, know for years as
the Richards home, was built in
1849 by Charles G. Richards.
It is an outstanding example of
the domestic architecture of
nineteenth century Mobile.

Restored in 1947 by
Ideal Cement Company
Richards D.A.R.Museum House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. Richards D.A.R.Museum House
View of house & museum sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. View of house & museum sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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