Advanced Search

Close Search

Dunn-Fairley-Bonner-Field House at Camden, AL (built c. 1825)

This is the oldest documented structure in Camden. It was built for Thomas Dunn who was one of the earliest settlers of this area. He donated the land where Camden was built. This house was originally a two-story log house constructed c. 1825. The two-story frame addition was added to the house in the 1835-1840 time period. It was modified again in the 1890’s to its current structure with the addition of a full-façade portico and extended eaves. The home, owned by the W.J. Bonner family for many years, was donated to the Wilcox Historical Society in June 2001. The Historical Society began restoring the house and then sold it to Blake and Bettie Field, who completed the restoration in 2006.

This home is located on Broad Street near downtown Camden, AL (GPS coordinates N31.993816,W87.290567).

Source: Wilcox County Historical Society

1/29/2013

Similar Attractions

First Presbyterian Church of Camden at Camden, AL (built mid-1880s)

This church congregation was organized in 1845.  The original church building was erected in 1856.  It burned on September 17, 1869 and the present building was constructed in the mid-1880s.  It features an open shingle covered belfry with “stick-style” trim and bracketed cornice.  The interior walls were decorated with trompe l’oeisle (simulated Gothic apse behind […]

More Info

Harris Home, “Liberty Hall”, near Camden, AL (1855)

“Liberty Hall” 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 […]

More Info

Pugh’s Log Cabin near Pine Apple, AL

Recently restored authentic log cabin located in the community of Awin.  Not much is known about the early history of this cabin.  To get to this cabin, travel State Hwy 10 west approximately 3.5 miles from Moore Academy in Pine Apple, AL and turn left on CR 61.  Travel about 0.1 mile and the cabin is […]

More Info