Foster House (Union Springs, Alabama)
The Foster House as photographed by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1935
|Location||201 Kennon St., Union Springs, Alabama|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architect||Sterling J. Foster|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Exotic Revival|
|NRHP reference #||98001021|
|Added to NRHP||August 14, 1998|
The Foster House in Union Springs, Alabama is the best example of Moorish Revival architecture in Alabama. The house was built by Dr. Sterling J. Foster, a physician, who built the house over five years from 1854. The house remained in the Foster family until 1947.
The two-story wood-frame house is capped by a low-slope hipped roof. Its chief distinguishing feature is a two-story three-bay front porch with a deep spandrel at the top. The spandrel is cut out with ogee arches. A small balcony spans the upper level over the center-hall entrance. Double doors at the main entrance and off the balcony open into a center hall. There are two rooms on either side of the hall on both levels. A half-octagonal addition from 1896 houses bathrooms on both levels. Interior woodwork is mainly the house's original Greek Revival trim.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- McIntyre, E. Patrick; Binkley, Trina (September 30, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Foster House". National Park Service. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. Al-599, "Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs, Bullock County, AL", 14 photos