Bermuda Hill

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Bermuda Hill
Bermuda Hill Plantation 03.jpg
Bermuda Hill in 2008
Bermuda Hill is located in Alabama
Bermuda Hill
Nearest city Prairieville, Alabama
Coordinates 32°31′48″N 87°41′39″W / 32.53000°N 87.69417°W / 32.53000; -87.69417Coordinates: 32°31′48″N 87°41′39″W / 32.53000°N 87.69417°W / 32.53000; -87.69417
Built 1845
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings Multiple Property Submission
NRHP Reference # 94000692[1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1994

Bermuda Hill, also known as the Liver House, is a historic plantation house near Prairieville, Alabama. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994 as a part of the Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings Multiple Property Submission.[1][2]

The vernacular Greek Revival structure that exists today is an example of the I-house form, with an earlier two-story log dogtrot house incorporated within its weather-boarded exterior. The Manning family first owned the property. The Mannings were early settlers and planters in Prairieville and owned large land tracts in the original French grants of the Vine and Olive Colony. In 1845, William W. Manning sold the land to William Weeden of Madison County. It is unclear whether Manning or Weeden built the house. It had been acquired by Dr. James Daniel Browder, owner of nearby Hawthorne by the time of the Confederate-era Assessment of Taxes on Real Estate in Marengo County for 1863. Bermuda Hill has had some alterations over time, one of which was the removal of the second floor balcony under the portico.[3] It was placed on Alabama's Places in Peril in 2011, but new owners purchased the home and completed a full restoration in 2013.

Gallery
The portico in 2008 
The entrance hall in 2008, taken through front side-light 
An outbuilding in 2008 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings MPS NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  3. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. p. 15. ISBN 1-891647-58-X.