Altwood

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Altwood
Altwood Plantation.jpg
Altwood in 2008
Altwood is located in Alabama
Altwood
Altwood is located in the US
Altwood
Nearest city Faunsdale, Alabama
Coordinates 32°25′26″N 87°40′28″W / 32.42389°N 87.67444°W / 32.42389; -87.67444Coordinates: 32°25′26″N 87°40′28″W / 32.42389°N 87.67444°W / 32.42389; -87.67444
Built 1836
Architectural style Other
MPS Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings[2]
NRHP Reference #

93000598

[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 13, 1993
Designated ARLH February 19, 1988[3]

Altwood is a historic plantation house located near Faunsdale, Alabama.[1] It was built in 1836 by Richard H. Adams[4] and began as a log dogtrot house. It was then expanded until it came to superficially resemble a Tidewater-type cottage.[5] Brought to the early Alabama frontier by settlers from the Tidewater and Piedmont regions of Virginia, this vernacular house-type is usually a story-and-a-half in height, displays strict symmetry, and is characterized by prominent end chimneys flanking a steeply pitched longitudinal gable roof that is often pierced by dormer windows.[6]

The house was moved to Cedar Crest Farms in 1988 and restored by members of the Rankin family. It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on February 19, 1988 and to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1993 as a part of the Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings Multiple Property Submission.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings MPS NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 6 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Smith, Winston (2003). The People's City: The glory and grief of an Alabama town, 1850-1874. Demopolis, Alabama: Marengo County Historical Society. p. 22. 
  5. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. p. 15. ISBN 1-891647-58-X. 
  6. ^ Gamble, Robert (1990). Historic architecture in Alabama: a guide to styles and types, 1810-1930. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press. pp. 33–35. ISBN 0-8173-1134-3.