Pebble Hill

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Scott-Yarbrough House
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The house in 2008
Pebble Hill is located in Alabama
Pebble Hill
Pebble Hill is located in the United States
Pebble Hill
Location101 DeBardeleben St., Auburn, Alabama
Coordinates32°36′23″N 85°28′21″W / 32.60639°N 85.47250°W / 32.60639; -85.47250Coordinates: 32°36′23″N 85°28′21″W / 32.60639°N 85.47250°W / 32.60639; -85.47250
Built1847
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.75000318[1]
Added to NRHPApril 16, 1975

Pebble Hill, also known as the Scott-Yarbrough House, is an antebellum cottage in Auburn, Alabama listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves as the location of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

History[edit]

Colonel Nathaniel J. Scott built Pebble Hill in 1847 at the center of a 100-acre (0.40 km2) plantation. The structure was built in the Greek Revival style with hand-hewn heart of pine floors and joists and rafters held together by wooden pegs. During the Civil War, Wilson's Raiders looted the home, but were unable to find many of the valuables, which had been buried near a spring on the property. By the end of the Civil War, Scott was forced to sell the home, which saw a number of different owners over the following decades. In 1912, the home was purchased by Cecil S. Yarbrough, a state representative and three-time mayor of Auburn. The home remained in the Yarbrough family until 1974, when it was purchased and restored by the Auburn Heritage Association.[2] It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 16, 1975.[1] In 1985 the property was donated to Auburn University, which located its Center for the Arts & Humanities in the structure.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Floyd, W. Warner (March 14, 1975). ""Pebble Hill" - Scott House". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  • Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Lee County Historical Society (1978). Scott-Yarbrough House. Historic Marker. Located at 101 Debardeleben Street, Auburn, Ala.
  • Logue, Mickey & Simms, Jack (1996). Auburn: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village, Revised. Auburn, Ala. ISBN 1-885860-08-0

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