Colonel Green G. Mobley House

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Col. Green G. Mobley House
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Colonel Green G. Mobley House is located in Alabama
Colonel Green G. Mobley House
Colonel Green G. Mobley House is located in the US
Colonel Green G. Mobley House
Location Webster and Pearl Sts., Gainesville, Alabama
Coordinates 32°49′6″N 88°9′38″W / 32.81833°N 88.16056°W / 32.81833; -88.16056Coordinates: 32°49′6″N 88°9′38″W / 32.81833°N 88.16056°W / 32.81833; -88.16056
Area 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1845 (1845)
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 82002070[1]
Added to NRHP January 18, 1982

The Colonel Green G. Mobley House, also known as The Magnolia, is a historic house in Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama. The two-story wood-frame house was built for Colonel Green G. Mobley, a native of Fairfield County, South Carolina, and his wife Henrietta, a native of Vermont. The Greek Revival-style structure was completed circa 1845. Architectural historians consider it to be among West Alabama's most refined expressions of domestic Greek Revival architecture.[2]

The house is centered on a 3.3-acre (1.3 ha) corner lot, surrounded by a high brick wall that is almost as old as the house itself. The front facade is five bays wide, with a monumental tetrastyle portico covering the central three bays. The bays are separated by boxed pilasters on the front. The portico is pedimented and utilizes the Ionic order. A denticulated cornice crowns the entablature around the entire structure. Exterior and interior trim conforms to published designs of Asher Benjamin and Minard Lafever, early proponents of the Greek Revival movement.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 18, 1982.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Robert Gamble; Ellen Mertins (October 6, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Colonel Green G. Mobley House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 9, 2013.  See also: "Accompanying photos" (PDF).