Beck-Creswell Home at Camden, AL (c. 1850-1860; listed on the ARLH)

Antebellum | Camden in Wilcox County  

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This house, commonly referred to as “The Beck Place”, is a two-story frame building constructed circa 1850-60 in a vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival style.  The house was a T-shaped structure that contained six rooms, two halls and two single porticoes.  The kitchen was separate from the house.  When built, this was one of the finest homes in the community.  The kitchen was attached to the house in the early twentieth century.  Robert M. and Grace Creswell purchased this house in 1969.  At that time, the building had been scheduled for demolition.  The Creswell’s undertook a 5-year project to preserve the original structure but also to make it a livable place in which to raise a family.  During this renovation, the back of the house was enlarged.  This home is a good example of the Greek Revival style in rural Black Belt Alabama.  The Beck-Creswell House was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage (ARLH) on November 13, 1996.

The Beck-Creswell House is located at the intersection of Bridgeport Road and Broad Street at Camden (GPs coordinates 32.003972,-87.300222).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Source: ARLH “Beck-Creswell House” Property Information Form.

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