Altwood in 2008
|Nearest city||Faunsdale, Alabama|
|MPS||Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings|
|NRHP Reference #|||
|Added to NRHP||July 13, 1993|
|Designated ARLH||February 19, 1988|
Altwood is a historic plantation house located near Faunsdale, Alabama. It was built in 1836 by Richard H. Adams and began as a log dogtrot house. It was then expanded until it came to superficially resemble a Tidewater-type cottage. 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.
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.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Plantation Houses of the Alabama Canebrake and Their Associated Outbuildings MPS NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 6 March 2008.
- "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- 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.
- Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. p. 15. ISBN 1-891647-58-X.
- 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.
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