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Birmingham

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Arlington Historic House and Gardens

331 Cotton Avenue
Birmingham, AL  35211
Phone: (205) 780-5656
Year Built: 1840
Admission Price: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00
Hours: 10a.m.- 4p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. ! p.m. - 4p.m. Sunday

Arlington, located on six acres in the heart of Old Elyton, is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a fine collection of 19th century decorative arts and is a center for historical, cultural,and civic activities.

Demopolis

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Gaineswood

805 South Cedar Ave.
Demopolis, AL  36732
Phone: (334) 289-4846
Year Built: 1843
Admission Price: $5 Adult; $3 children
Hours: Tu-Fr 10-4; 1st Sat of month - 10-2.

Interior one of the finest in America. Very important house.

Mobile

Oakleigh Historic Complex

300 Oakleigh Place
Mobile, AL  36604
Phone: (251) 432-1281
Year Built: 1833
Admission Price: Adults $7, Students and Children $3
Hours: 10am-4pm , Wed-Sat

Oakleigh is a T-shaped Greek revival mansion featuring unique architectural features including a distinct cantilevered front staircase, grand double parlors and classic six-over-six windows and galleries accessed through jib windows. Roper was his own architect and builder. Using slave and free labor, the house is composed of bricks made from clay dug on the grounds and timber harvested from the property. Tool marks can be seen on the siding, doors and window frames.

Selma

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Sturdivant Hall

713 Mabry Street
Selma, AL  36701
Phone: (334) 872-5626
Year Built: 1852
Admission Price: Adults $5, Students $2
Hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Sat

Incredible mansion house in heart of Alabama black belt. Interior extremely impressive.

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL  36582
Phone: (251) 973-2217
Toll Free: (800) 247-8420
Year Built: 1935
Admission Price: See their web site for packages
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

The 15-room Home was built in 1935 and designed by prominent Mobile architect, George B. Rogers. It encompasses 10,500 square feet. The exterior of the Home features hand-made brick salvaged in Mobile from the 1852 birthplace of Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont. Ironwork was obtained from the recently demolished Southern Hotel, also in Mobile. The result was dubbed English RenaissanceŁ by Rogers.

Tuscaloosa

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The Battle-Friedman House and Gardens

1010 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
Phone: (205) 758-2238
Year Built: 1835
Admission Price: $0
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

This house was built in 1835 by Alfred Battle. Originally a federal style home, the second owners of the home, the Friedmans, added columns and other features of Greek revival architecture to the home. The home consists of two parlors, a dining room, and four bedrooms above. Outside the home are the oldest documented gardens in the state. They are of an English fashion and were designed with geometric box patterns and designs by Peter McArthur.

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The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

1305 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
Phone: (205) 758-2238
Year Built: 1862
Admission Price: $0
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 3:30pm-4:30pm

The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion was built between 1859-1862 by Alabama State Senator Robert Jemison. The house was built in the Italianate syle and features a columned wrap-around porch and all-glass belvedere. Inside, the house features four formal parlors, a two-story conservatory, and a built-in copper bathtub with running hot and cold water. The mansion was an architectural and technological marvel in its time. It has been lovingly restored to its 1862 state with original carpet patterns, moldings, and wood grains.