George Coulter House

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George Coulter House
Mary McFarland House (Florence, Alabama).jpg
Original building in 1932
George Coulter House is located in Alabama
George Coulter House
George Coulter House is located in the United States
George Coulter House
Location420 S. Pine St.,
Florence, Alabama
Coordinates34°47′46″N 87°40′32″W / 34.79611°N 87.67556°W / 34.79611; -87.67556Coordinates: 34°47′46″N 87°40′32″W / 34.79611°N 87.67556°W / 34.79611; -87.67556
Arealess than one acre
Builtc. 1827 (1827)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #82002046[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 21, 1982
Designated ARLHOctober 19, 1979[2]

The George Coulter House (also known as Mapleton) is a historic house located at 420 South Pine Street in Florence, Alabama.

Description and history[edit]

The house was built in about 1827 by George Coulter, a planter, lawyer, and soldier originally from Middle Tennessee. During the Civil War, the house was used as a command post by Union Army Colonel John Marshall Harlan, partially due to its location on a hillside overlooking downtown and the Tennessee River. The house was later owned by W. W. Slaton, who renovated the house in the late 1940s, adding a wing that was originally used as medical offices. The frame house is designed in Federal style, with Adamesque woodwork throughout the interior. Narrow two-level porticoes with Tuscan order columns on the north and south faces were replaced in the 1940s by porticoes with a pair of square columns and a central balcony. The original brick kitchen was formerly connected to the house via a covered breezeway which has since been enclosed.[3]

The house was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1979, and the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1982.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. June 13, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 17, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Gamble, Robert S. (October 6, 1981). "George Coulter House". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.