Lyon Hall (Demopolis, Alabama)

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Lyon-Lamar House
Lyon Hall in 2011.JPG
Lyon Hall in 2011
Lyon Hall (Demopolis, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Lyon Hall (Demopolis, Alabama)
Location 102 South Main Avenue
DemopolisAlabama
Coordinates 32°30′56.70″N 87°50′21.20″W / 32.5157500°N 87.8392222°W / 32.5157500; -87.8392222Coordinates: 32°30′56.70″N 87°50′21.20″W / 32.5157500°N 87.8392222°W / 32.5157500; -87.8392222
Area less than one acre
Built 1853
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Marengo County
Historical Society
NRHP Reference # 74000425[1][2]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1974

Lyon Hall, also known as the Lyon-Lamar House, is a historic Greek Revival mansion in Demopolis, Alabama, United States. It was built over a period of three years by George Gaines Lyon and his wife, Anne Glover Lyon. Lyon was an attorney and the nephew of Francis Strother Lyon, who maintained a residence nearby at Bluff Hall.[3]

History[edit]

George Lyon began construction on the house in 1850, it would continue until 1853. Upon completion of the house, they traveled to New York City to furnish it.[3] Lyon descendants lived in the house until the death of George G. Lamar in 1996. The house was donated to the Marengo County Historical Society in May 1997.[3]

Description[edit]

The house is a two-story wooden frame structure, sided with clapboard. The front portico features six two-story square columns, constructed in brick with a stucco finish. These columns are very similar to Bluff Hall. The upper balcony spans the entire width of the house and is attached to the columns. The roof is hipped and features a small belvedere at the summit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""Alabama: Marengo County "". "Nationalhistoricalregister.com". Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, pages 21-22. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X
  4. ^ ""Lyon House"". "Historic American Buildings Survey". Retrieved 2008-01-23. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lyon Hall at Wikimedia Commons