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Historic Homes; Lauderdale County, Alabama; Florence, Alabama


The Thimbelton home is located on 221 West Tuscaloosa Street in Florence, Alabama. Originally built as a two-story frame home in 1830, Thimbleton was modified to a Second Empire style home in the late 1800s. The home now has a false mansard roof (viewed from behind the home the false front is visible) and exceptional iron roof cresting. It is also L shaped. Ferdinand Sannoner drew up the plans. The original owners are unknown but in 1839 Thomas Kirkman inherited it, then in 1881 Mr. William P. Campell got it and through his widow Mary Coffee O’Neal, the home was passed into the hands of Edward A. O’Neal, III. Mr. O’Neal was president of the American Farm Bureau Federation during the administration of FDR. The home still stands today in downtown Florence, Alabama.


Anna Hughes, University of North Alabama


Alabama’s Tapestry of Historic Places: an inventory: page 92

Historic Muscle Shoals: a guide to places of historical interest in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, Alabama: Tennessee Valley Historical Society: page 40

Journal of Muscle Shoals History: Historic Muscle Shoals Buildings and Sites: page 125

Florence Times: House and Gardening Pilgrimage April 25, 1954: UNA Archives, Florence Collection. Buildings. Miscellaneous

Picture Source: UNA Archives, Photo Collection, File: Architecture. Domestic. Florence, Photo# AD: 25-11.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


November 24, 2015