Ross Knox House

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Ross Knox House
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Ross Knox House is located in Alabama
Ross Knox House
Ross Knox House is located in USA
Ross Knox House
Location 102 Hillwood Road
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′17″N 88°8′59″W / 30.68806°N 88.14972°W / 30.68806; -88.14972Coordinates: 30°41′17″N 88°8′59″W / 30.68806°N 88.14972°W / 30.68806; -88.14972
Area less than one acre
Built 1929
Architect Roberts, John Platt
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP Reference # 08001252[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 2008

The Ross Knox House is a historic Tudor Revival style residence in Mobile, Alabama, United States. The two-story brick and stucco house was completed in 1929.[1] It is considered one of the best Tudor Revival houses in Mobile by the Alabama Historical Commission. Built in the 1920s upper-class suburb of County Club Estates, it was designed by architect John Platt Roberts.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The front elevation gives the appearance of a one-story Tudor cottage, with the rear revealing a full second story. The exterior architecture features steeply pitched gables, half-timbering with stucco infill, prominent chimneys, and casement windows.[2]

History[edit]

The house was bought in 1933 by Ross Knox, the president of the Lucas E. Moore Stave Company of Georgia, a cooperage and supply company. He sold it in 1942. In 1959 it was bought by a local judge, Herndon Inge, Jr. It served as Inge's residence for over 40 years.[2] His experiences as a German POW during World War II were featured in the Ken Burns' PBS documentary, The War.[3] Following Inge's ownership, the house was purchased by the John A. Roberts Jr. family in 2002.[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Additions to the National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). Alabama Historical Commission Preservation Report. 36 (3): 2. July–August 2009. 
  3. ^ "The War: Herndon Inge". Florentine Films and WETA-TV. Public Broadcasting Service. 
  4. ^ "Property Tax Bill Search (on "102 Hillwood Rd")". Mobile County Revenue Commission. Mobile County, Alabama.