Huntington-Locke House at Marion, AL (built ca. 1834, listed on the NRHP)

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The Huntington-Locke House, built circa 1834, was originally the home of the noted silversmiths Roswell and William Huntington from North Carolina. The Huntingtons were gifted artisans. They enthusiastically bought and sold property and are credited with building four antebellum homes located on West Lafayette Street in Marion.

Features of this one-story Greek Revival cottage include a catslide roof of corrugated metal, central entrance with transom and sidelights, central pedimented portico with two boxed supports, and dentil work along the cornice. This home illustrates the skills and artistic abilities of the Huntington family.

This home is a contributing property to the “West Marion Historic District” that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is located on the south side of West Lafayette Street approximately 0.3 mile west of the intersection of West Lafayette Street and Washington Street in Marion, AL (GPS coordinates 32.631216,-87.324368).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Sources: 1) NRHP “West Marion Historic District” Registration Form; 2) Perry County Heritage, Volume II, prepared by The Book Committee and Friends of the Perry County Historical and Preservation Society.

Photographs courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.

 

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