John and Archibald Christian House

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John and Archibald Christian House


Colbert County, Alabama; Tuscumbia, Alabama; John and Archibald Christian House; Tennessee Valley Country Club; Robert Lindsay; Architecture; National Register of Historic Places; Historic American Buildings Survey


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 significant for its role, during the Reconstruction era, as the home of Robert Lindsay, the only foreign-born governor of the state of Alabama.

The Christian house has been part of the Tennessee Valley Country Club since 1923, and the fifty-acre property surrounding the home has been converted into a nine-hole golf course. Photographers for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documented the house in 1934, and the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


Brian Corrigan, University of North Alabama


National Register of Historic Places, John and Archibald Christian House, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, National Register #82002004.

Historic American Buildings Survey, HABS AL-312, (accessed November 7, 2015).


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


November 7, 2015


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