Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama)

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Kirkwood
Kirkwood 001 cropped.jpg
Kirkwood in 2010, by Carol M. Highsmith
Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama)
Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama) is located in the US
Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama)
Location 111 Kirkwood Dr., Eutaw, Alabama
Coordinates 32°50′48″N 87°53′45″W / 32.84667°N 87.89583°W / 32.84667; -87.89583Coordinates: 32°50′48″N 87°53′45″W / 32.84667°N 87.89583°W / 32.84667; -87.89583
Built 1858[2]
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference # 76000327[1]
Added to NRHP May 17, 1976

Kirkwood is a historic plantation house in Eutaw, Alabama. The house was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934 and by Carol M. Highsmith in 2010. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1976, due to its architectural significance.[1]

Architecture[edit]

Kirkwood is built in the Greek Revival style with Italianate influences.[1] Foster M. Kirksey began building the house in 1858. Construction was halted by the American Civil War, leaving several features of the houses incomplete. The house is wood framed with two primary floors and a large cupola crowning the low-pitched hipped roof. The roof eaves are ornamented with wooden brackets. A Carolina-type monumental portico with Ionic columns wraps around two sides of the house. The balcony railings, cupola, and several minor features were completed in the 1970s, when Roy and Mary Swayze restored the house. The Swayze family was awarded a National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award in 1982 for their restoration efforts.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Walking and Driving Guide to Historic Eutaw Alabama". Greene County Historic Society. Magnolias and Peaches website. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kirkwood at Wikimedia Commons