Charles Gunn House

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Charles Gunn House
Charles Gunn House Oct 2014 3.jpg
The house in October 2014
Charles Gunn House is located in Alabama
Charles Gunn House
Charles Gunn House is located in the United States
Charles Gunn House
Location872 Chestnut St., Gadsden, Alabama
Coordinates34°0′50″N 86°0′54″W / 34.01389°N 86.01500°W / 34.01389; -86.01500Coordinates: 34°0′50″N 86°0′54″W / 34.01389°N 86.01500°W / 34.01389; -86.01500
Arealess than one acre
Built1886 (1886)
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #93000052[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 19, 1993
Designated ARLHApril 11, 1984[2]

The Charles Gunn House (also known as the Bellenger Home) is a historic residence in Gadsden, Alabama. The house was built in 1886 by Edward Tracy Hollingsworth, a local merchant and banker. Charles Logan Gunn, a dentist, purchased the house in 1901. His daughter, Carolyn Gunn Bellenger inherited the house, and willed it to the city upon her death in 1990.[3] The city restored the house and now rents it for meetings and events.[4]

The highly decorated Victorian house has a mansard roof with projecting gable atop a bay window on the north and east sides. The façade also features a wraparound porch with latticework balustrade. The house was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1984 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. February 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Johnson, Rodney; Melanie A. Betz (November 19, 1992). "Charles Gunn House". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Nelson, Cyndi (March 20, 2014). "Gunn-Bellenger House has special place in local, state history". The Gadsden Times. Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014.