Owen Plantation House

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Owen Plantation House
Owen Plantation House is located in Alabama
Owen Plantation House
Nearest cityBessemer, Alabama
Coordinates33°20′50″N 86°59′00″W / 33.34722°N 86.98333°W / 33.34722; -86.98333Coordinates: 33°20′50″N 86°59′00″W / 33.34722°N 86.98333°W / 33.34722; -86.98333
Area6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built1833, 1838
Built byOwen,Thomas H.
NRHP reference No.76000330[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 22, 1976

The Owen Plantation House, or The Owen House, in Jefferson County, Alabama near Bessemer, Alabama, dates from 1838. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

It was built in stages, starting with a one-story two-room frame cabin built in 1833, which later served as a dining and kitchen wing. The main section is a two-story frame building five bays wide, with a gabled roof and box cornice returns, started in 1838. It has end-exterior chimneys at both ends of the main section and at the far end of the kitchen wing. The front has a one-story porch.[2]

In 1976 it was donated to the West Jefferson County Historical Society, to be restored and serve as a house museum.[2]

It is located south of Bessemer on Eastern Valley Rd.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c W. Warner Floyd; Ellen Mertens (April 14, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Owen Plantation House / The Owen House". National Park Service. Retrieved July 19, 2019. With accompanying two photos from 19745