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Tuscumbia merchant Clark T. Barton began building what would become the William Winston House around 1835. Several years later, in 1840, planter Winston purchased the still-unfinished house and oversaw its completion. The house remained in the…

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The Tuscumbia Historic District encompasses a substantial portion of the city's 1817 street plan, including Spring Park, the North Commons, and the entirety of the Colbert County Courthouse Square Historic District, which is itself listed on the…

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One of the oldest surviving domestic structures in Tuscumbia, the John Daniel Rather House, or Locust Hill, was built in 1823 for planter William Hooe and his wife, Catherine Winter. It was occupied briefly during the Civil War by Union troops under…

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According to church tradition, Leighton's Old Brick Presbyterian Church building was constructed in 1828, although architectural evidence suggests a later date during the 1830s or 1840s. Its distinctive, kiln-fired exterior bricks and sun-dried…

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The Oaks, also known as the Abraham Ricks Plantation, is actually two houses in one: a one-and-a-half story log building connected to a two-story late-Georgian plantation home by a one-story dining room. The log structure, which predates its Georgian…

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Johnson's Woods in Tuscumbia is one of the earliest surviving examples of Classical Revival-style architecture in the Tennessee Valley, and is among "the best preserved collections of mid-nineteenth-century agricultural architecture" in the state of…

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A one-and-a-half-story "Southern Viriginian" frame cottage located at 300 West North Commons in Tuscumbia, Ivy Green is significant for being the birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller. It was during her infancy at Ivy Green that illness…

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The John and Archibald Christian House in Tuscumbia was built during the 1830s as a residence for two brothers from Virgina, who, like many natives of the Piedmont region during the mid-19th-century, relocated to North Alabama. It is particularly…

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A rare Southern example of architectural "Jeffersonian Classicism," the Belmont plantation house was completed in 1835 as a residence for Isaac Winston, a successful and wealthy planter who would, in his sixties, volunteer for service in the…

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Barton Hall, or Cunningham Plantation, is a two-story, Greek-Revival-style, wood-frame house near Cherokee in Colbert County. Its construction was initiated during the 1840s by Armstead Barton, whose father, Dr. Hugh Barton, had left Virginia during…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Varner-Alexander House (also known as Grey Columns) in Tuskegee, Alabama done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Pollard Mansion (also known as the Colonel Charles Teed Pollard House) in Montgomery, Alabama done by D. Benton in 1938. The mansion was built in 1853. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Pease Home in Columbus, Georgia done by Elwyn B. Richey sometime around 1934. The year the house was built in is unknown. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the McLaren-Burris House (also known as the Burris House, Riverview, Charles McLaran House; McLarin-Humphreys House) in Columbus, Mississippi, done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The year…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the University of Alabama President's Mansion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama done by H.L. Warles sometime between 1917 and 1942. The house was completed in 1841. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the home of General Bragg (also known as the Judge John Bragg House and the Bragg-Mitchell House) in Mobile, Alabama done by an unknown student in 1932. The house was built in 1844. The painting shows the front…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the G.C. Thompson House (also known as the Tate-Thompson House) in Tuskegee, Alabama done by James D. Shenesey in 1931. The house was built in 1840. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Holliday-Cary Home, also known as the Holliday-Carey House or the Cary-Pick House, in Auburn, Alabama done by Harold W. Eaton in 1933. The home was built in 1852 by Shelton. The painting shows the front…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the grounds of the Fuller E. Callaway estate in LaGrange, Georgia, titled "Hills and Dales" and measured and drawn by G.M. Collins and G.C. Brinson in 1930. The painting shows the grounds of the estate from the…

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This image is a watercolor painting of Gaineswood, also known as Whitfield Home or Gen. Nathan Whitfield-Kirven House, in Demopolis, Alabama done by Morris A. Hall in 1938. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its windows, door,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Frasier-Brown house, also known as Noble Hall or Frazier-Brown House or Frazer-Brown-Pearson House or Casey Homestead, in Auburn, Alabama done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The…

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This image is a watercolor painting of Eslava House in Spring Hill, Alabama done by C.W. Thompson in 1939. The house was built in 1840. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, columned porches, two sets…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Echols-Newton House in Auburn, Alabama by Robert K. Williams done in 1933. The house was built in 1855. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, balcony,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Dearing Place (also known as the Dearing House or the Dearing-Swaim House or Spence House) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama done by W.N. Chambers in 1934. The house was built in 1837. The painting shows the front…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Cole Home in Macon, Georgia (probably the Jerry Cowles House) done by Harry A. MacEwan sometime between 1917 and 1942. The year the house was built in is unknown. The painting shows the front exterior of the…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Cobb House in Tuskegee, Alabama done by Tom Brown Kirkland sometime between 1917 and 1942. The year the house was built in is unknown. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of Christ Church (also known as Christ Episcopal Church) in Mobile, Alabama done by William T. Warren, Jr. in 1939. The painting shows the front exterior of the church with its steeple, doors, columned porch,…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Cargill House in Columbus, Georgia done by Grady Hicks in 1932. The house was built sometime in the 19th century. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, two…

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This image is a watercolor painting of an American house located on the Stone-Young Plantation (also known as the Stone-Young-Baggett House) in Montgomery, Alabama done by Brendon A. Bond sometime between 1940 and 1942. The mansion was built in…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Alley House in Tuskegee, Alabama done by Eugene L. Bothwell in 1932. The house was built in 1846. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, two story columned…
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