1935 HABS image
|Location||29229 AL 21, Talladega, Alabama|
|Area||15 acres (6.1 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, I House|
|NRHP reference #||98000104|
|Added to NRHP||February 20, 1998|
Thornhill, also known as the Hade-Lewis House, is a plantation in Talladega County, Alabama, built beginning in 1835 by planter John Hardie. The property includes the Classical Revival house, a chapel, the servants' quarters, the plantation office, a barn, a horse racetrack and the family cemetery, along with the approach road. The main house is an I-house in plan, one room deep in front, two stories, with a rear ell. The facade is five bays wide and fronted by a central portico. The interior has a central hall plan, flanked by a parlor, a dining room and a library in the ell. A kitchen occupies the farther reaches of the ell.
Talladega County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,291. Its county seat is Talladega.
The I-house is a vernacular house type, popular in the United States from the colonial period onward. The I-house was so named in the 1930s by Fred Kniffen, a cultural geographer at Louisiana State University who was a specialist in folk architecture. He identified and analyzed the type in his 1936 study of Louisiana house types. He chose the name "I-house" because of its common occurrence in the rural farm areas of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, all states beginning with the letter "I". He did not use the term to imply that this house type originated in, or was restricted to, those three states. It is also referred to as Plantation Plain style.
Thornhill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1998.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
Barton Hall, also known as the Cunningham Plantation, is an antebellum plantation house built for Armstead Barton in the 1840s near present-day Cherokee, Alabama. The home is located south of US 72 and east of the Natchez Trace Parkway, in the former town of Buzzard Roost.
Middleburg Plantation is a historic colonial-era plantation on the Cooper River near Huger, South Carolina. The plantation house, built in 1699 by the French Huguenot Benjamin Simons in 1699, is probably the oldest standing wood-frame building in South Carolina, and is consequently an architecturally important example of period construction. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
The William Mowry House is an historic farm house on Farnum Pike in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. It is a 2-1/2 story plank-framed house, five bays wide, with a gable roof and a large central chimney. The main entrance is centered on the main (south-facing) entry, and is enclosed within a single-story hip-roof vestibule of 20th-century construction. A small single-story ell extends to the west of the main block. The interior follows a typical center-chimney plan, with the kitchen and parlor in the front of the house, and the dining room flanked by a small pantry and bathroom in the rear. The house was built c. 1802-05 by William Mowry, whose family has owned land in the area since the 17th century.
The Harmony Plantation, also known as Montague-Jones Farm, is a historic plantation house located at 5104 Riley Hill Road near Wendell, North Carolina, a town in eastern Wake County. It was built in 1833, and is a two-story, three bay, single-pile, Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It is sheathed in weatherboard, has a hipped roof, and a gabled rear ell. The front facade features a centered, double-tier pedimented, front-gabled portico with bracketed cornice and unfluted Doric order columns. Also on the property is a contributing one-story, rectangular, beaded weatherboard building that once housed a doctor's office (1833).
The Lewis Tower House is an historic house at 2199 Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Liberty Hall, also known as John Robert McDowell Place, is a historic plantation house near Camden, Alabama. The two-story Greek Revival style main house was built in 1855 for John Robert McDowell by W.W. Robinson. The two-story front portico features two central Ionic columns flanked by a square column to each side, reminiscent of a distyle-in-antis arrangement. The floor plan is centered on a broad hall that separates four large, equally proportioned rooms on both levels. The formal rooms and hall on the lower level have elaborate plasterwork that was designed, in part, by Harriet McDowell, wife of John Robert McDowell. The house is currently owned by the great-granddaughter of the original owner. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 1984.
Thornhill is a historic plantation near Forkland, Alabama. The Greek Revival main house was built in 1833 by James Innes Thornton. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 10, 1984.
The McGehee–Stringfellow House, also known as Oak Grove, was a historic plantation house near Greensboro, Alabama, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980, due to its architectural significance. It was accidentally destroyed in the 1980s during an attempt to move it to another location.
Loch Dhu is a house in northwestern Berkeley County, South Carolina about 7 mi (11 km) east of Eutawville, South Carolina. It was built around 1812-1816. It is located close to Lake Marion about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) north of South Carolina Route 6 on Loch Dhu Lane. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977.
The James Nathanial Burwell House, also known as Yellow House Farm, was built about 1842 near Ridgeway, West Virginia. The house is a late example of the Federal Style, with some Greek Revival features, unique in Berkeley County.
Grassdale is an Italianate-style villa in Louisa County, Virginia, notable for its size and style in a stable, rural region. The house was built in 1861 by James Maury Morris, Jr., a member of the prominent Morris family of Louisa County. The tract had originally been assembled by James Morris' grandfather, Colonel Richard Morris, who had established the neighboring Green Springs plantation. The property is part of the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District, established to preserve the notable houses of the area and their surrounding landscapes.
Locustville is a historic plantation house located near Ottoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. It was built in 1855, and is a two-story, five-bay, gable roofed Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It has a central passage plan and two interior end chimneys. There is a rear ell which also has an interior end chimney. It features a front porch with large Doric order fluted columns.
Huntingdon is a historic plantation house located at Roanoke, Virginia. It was built about 1819, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, Federal style brick dwelling. It has a central-passage-plan and an integral two-story rear ell. The front and side elevations feature mid-19th century Greek Revival style porches. The house was restored and improved in 1988-1989. Also on the property is a contributing family cemetery and an outbuilding believed to have been a slave house.
Tanglewood Plantation, also known as the Ellison Durant Smith House, is a historic plantation house located at Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina. It was built about 1850, and is a two-story, Greek Revival style clapboard house. It features a two-story pedimented front portico supported by four square columns on freestanding brick piers. A two-story projecting wing was added to the west façade in 1915, as well as a kitchen ell alteration to the south (rear) façade. Outbuildings include a pine clapboard kitchen building, a round-cut log constructed smokehouse, and a one-room schoolhouse. Tanglewood was the home of Ellison Durant "Cotton Ed" Smith, United States Senator from 1908 to 1944, and Alexander Coke Smith, Bishop of the Methodist Conference from 1902 until 1906.
The Ford–Countess House is a historic residence near Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama. Hezekiah Ford came to Madison County from Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1813, and began purchasing land on which to build a cotton plantation. He acquired the land on which the house stands in 1820, and built the two-story, brick I-house soon after. Ford died in 1839, and the land was owned by his wife, Nancy, until her death in 1844. Hezekiah's brother, John, then assumed ownership, and the plantation stayed in his family until 1904. It reached a peak of 280 acres, and the family owned 69 slaves in 1860. James W. Burcum owned the property from 1904 until 1911, when it was sold to Stephen H. Countess of Tuscaloosa. The Countess family still owns and farms the land, although the house has not been occupied since 1995.
The Moses Hutchins House, also known as the Kimball-Stanford House, is a historic house at the junction of Old Stage Road and Maine State Route 6 in Lovell, Maine. Built c. 1839, this two story wood frame house and attached barn have retained their Federal period styling, while exhibiting the adaptive alteration of early farmsteads over time. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Beatty-Corbett House is a historic plantation house located near Ivanhoe, in Pender County and Sampson County, North Carolina. The house is built at the junction of the Sampson, Pender, and Bladen county lines, the house itself is located in Pender County. A two-story, side-hall Greek Revival style block was built about 1850, with a two-story, five bay, double pile Classical Revival house added about 1900, and a two-room ell added about 1920. The central bay of the c. 1900 section features a two-story portico. Also on the property are the contributing round-notched log stable, smokehouse, tool shed, washhouse, a sulfur spring, tobacco barn, several sections of ornate cast iron fence, the site of former turpentine still, the site of former riverboat landing, and the site of former cotton gin.
High Rock Farm is a historic plantation house located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. It dates to the early-19th century, and is a two-story, central hall plan, Federal style brick dwelling with a rear ell. It sits on a full basement and has a hipped roof. The front facade features a pedimented portico supported by two stuccoed columns and with a gallery at the second level.
Marshall Kornegay House and Cemetery is a historic plantation house located near Suttontown, Sampson County, North Carolina. The house was built about 1835, and is a 2 1/2-story, four bay by three bay, transitional Federal / Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It has a gable roof, rear ell, and one-story hip roofed front porch. The interior follows a hall-and-parlor plan. The house was restored in 1980-1981. Also on the property is a contributing family cemetery.
Orange Vale, also known as the Lawler-Whiting House, is a Greek Revival plantation house completed in 1854 near Talladega, Alabama. The house is principally associated with Levi Lawler, an Alabama state legislator. The house was the centerpiece of a 3,000-acre (1,200 ha) cotton plantation. It was principally used by Lawler during the summer. The house is a formal two-story frame structure with a hexastyle square-columned portico across the front, supporting a heavy paneled entablature. There is no pediment. The hipped roof is flanked by interior chimneys. Small flat-roofed one-story pavilions flank the house on either side and extend beyond the rear of the house.The rear has two-level porches across the width. The interior has a center-hall plan with the hall extending to the back porch. 108 acres (44 ha) remain of the original property, with seven other buildings.
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. AL-441, " Thornhill, State Road 21, Talladega, Talladega County, AL ", 7 photos, 3 data pages
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