Monterey Place

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Monterey Place
Kate Shepard house.JPG
The Shepard House in 2008.
Monterey Place is located in Alabama
Monterey Place
Monterey Place is located in the US
Monterey Place
Location 1552 Monterey Place
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′4″N 88°4′26″W / 30.68444°N 88.07389°W / 30.68444; -88.07389Coordinates: 30°41′4″N 88°4′26″W / 30.68444°N 88.07389°W / 30.68444; -88.07389
Area less than one acre
Built 1897
Architect George Franklin Barber
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 84000680[1]
Added to NRHP January 5, 1984

Monterey Place, best known as the Shepard House, is a historic residence in Mobile, Alabama, United States. The house was designed by architect George Franklin Barber in 1897 for Charles Martin Shepard, the general passenger agent for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in Mobile. Shepard's daughters, Kate and Isabel, began to use the house as a boarding school in 1910.[2]

The house features elaborate Queen Anne details, eleven fireplaces, and several stained glass windows. The slightly later neighborhood surrounding the mansion, as well as the street, are also named Monterey Place. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 1984.[1] The house was opened as a bed and breakfast inn about 2002. In February 2008, the house and current owners were filmed for an episode of Home & Garden Television's If Walls Could Talk.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "The Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast". "Bed and Breakfast Inns Online". Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  3. ^ "TV show films episode Mobile at bed and breakfast". "". Retrieved 2008-03-11.