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    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… Read More


      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 Renaissance¬Ě… Read More



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        Gaineswood, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed over an 18 year period (1843-1861). Owner and architect Nathan Bryan Whitfield produced a series of elaborate interior suites with domed ceilings. He adopted many details from popular architectural pattern books by Minard Lafever and others. Read More


          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… Read More

          Battle-Friedman House

            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… Read More

            Jemison Mansion

              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… Read More