Meadowlawn Plantation

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Meadowlawn
Meadowlawn Plantation Lowndesboro Alabama Historic District.JPG
Meadowlawn in 2012
Meadowlawn Plantation is located in Alabama
Meadowlawn Plantation
Location Lowndesboro, Alabama
Coordinates 32°16′38″N 86°36′37″W / 32.27722°N 86.61028°W / 32.27722; -86.61028Coordinates: 32°16′38″N 86°36′37″W / 32.27722°N 86.61028°W / 32.27722; -86.61028
Built 1853
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private[1]
Part of Lowndesboro Historic District (#73000356)

"Meadowlawn", also known as the '"Hagood House", is an antebellum plantation mansion, built in the Greek revival style, in Lowndsboro, Alabama, United States. It is a contributing property to the Lowndesboro Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1973.[1]

History[edit]

The plantation of Meadowlawn was built in 1853 for Squire George Thomas (1797-1867). The house was later sold to Fort Williamson. In 1905 the home was sold to Ransom Meadows, born June 18, 1846, died February 2, 1940. He was the last surviving Confederate veteran in Lowndes County. His daughter, Aline Meadows, born February 16, 1880, died February 16, 1979, married Robert Bragg Hagood on April 3, 1907 in Lowndes County, Alabama. It is to this couple that Ransom Meadows deeded the house. To honor her father, Mrs. Hagood renamed the house "Meadowlawn." She lived in the house until her death at age 99. The house still remains in the Hagood family today.[2]

Description[edit]

Two-story frame, with fluted Doric columns on two sides, 13 in all, and balconies over both main entrance doors with wrought iron railings.[3] Dicksonia Plantation, located nearby, was very similar in appearance, prior to its destruction by fire in 1939.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Historic American Buildings Survey photos taken in 1935
Front view. 
Rear view. 
Interior hallway. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Lowndesboro's Picturesque Legacies," published by the Lowndesboro Heritage Society (1994)
  3. ^ "Haygood House". "Historic American Buildings Survey". 
  4. ^ Cooper, Chip; Knopke, Harry; Gamble, Robert (1993). Silent in the Land. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: CKM Press. p. 180. ISBN 0-9636713-0-8. 

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