J. L. M. Curry House

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J. L. M. Curry House
Curry Home.jpg
The J. L. M. Curry House near Talladega.
J. L. M. Curry House is located in Alabama
J. L. M. Curry House
Nearest city Talladega, Alabama
Coordinates 33°27′21″N 86°2′40″W / 33.45583°N 86.04444°W / 33.45583; -86.04444Coordinates: 33°27′21″N 86°2′40″W / 33.45583°N 86.04444°W / 33.45583; -86.04444
Built 1850
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000154
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

J. L. M. Curry House was a home of Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, a lawyer, politician, and educator who "did more than any one other man to encourage the expansion and improvement of the public school system and the establishment of training schools for teachers throughout the south. He was also largely responsible for convincing Southern legislators of the states' responsibility for public education."[3]

The house, also called the Curry-Burt-Smelley House, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[2][3]

It is located about 3 miles east of the center of Talladega, on Highway 21.


Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry
  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Curry, J. L. M., Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b Blanche Higgins Schroer and Horace J. Sheely (April 29, 1979) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry House / J. L. M. Curry House, National Park Service and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1960 and 1965.