Shorter Mansion

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Shorter Mansion
Shorter Mansion 01.jpg
The Shorter Mansion in 2010
Shorter Mansion is located in Alabama
Shorter Mansion
Shorter Mansion is located in the US
Shorter Mansion
Location340 N. Eufaula Ave., Eufaula, Alabama
Coordinates31°53′46″N 85°8′46″W / 31.89611°N 85.14611°W / 31.89611; -85.14611Coordinates: 31°53′46″N 85°8′46″W / 31.89611°N 85.14611°W / 31.89611; -85.14611
Built1884, 1901-1906
ArchitectCurran R. Ellis
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #72000156 [1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 14, 1972

The Shorter Mansion is a Classical Revival-style historic house museum in Eufaula, Alabama. The two-story masonry structure was built in 1884 by Eli Sims Shorter II and his wife, Wileyna Lamar Shorter, but it burned in 1900. The house as seen today was built in 1906 and was designed by architect Curran R. Ellis of Macon, Georgia.[2] Eli Sims Shorter died in 1908, but his wife resided in the house until 1927, when it was passed to their daughter, Fannie Shorter Upshaw. It was in turn inherited by Upshaw's daughter, Wileyna S. Kennedy, in 1959.

The Kennedy family moved away from the city and the house was purchased by the Eufaula Heritage Association, initially formed in order to buy and restore the house, at auction for $33,000 in 1965. The Eufaula Heritage Association organized the city's first pilgrimage in 1966 and became the primary historic preservation organization in Eufaula, a role it continues to fulfill to the present day.[3] The Association offers tours of the Shorter Mansion year round.

The mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Residence of Hon. E.S. Shorter at Eufaula, Alabama". Western Architect. Vol. 14 no. 3. September 1909. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Joel Smith (2007). "History of Shorter Mansion". Excerpt from: A Brief History of Shorter Mansion and the Eufaula Heritage Association. Eufaula Heritage Association. Retrieved June 19, 2011.

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