Jones-Burke-Whittington House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1840 & enlarged ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

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This house was originally built circa 1840 as a one story Italianate cottage. The second story and Victorian details were added to the house around the early part of the twentieth century. Features of this house include a hip with cross gable roof, front facing gable with palladian style window and vent, three bay facade, central leaf entrance with transom and sidelights in decorative Italianate enframement, double tier entrance porch recessed in front facing gable, wraparound porch with standing seam metal roof, and paired windows.

This house is a contributing property to the Greensboro Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is located at1902 Main Street in Greensboro (GPS coordinates 32.704453, -87.600795).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Sources: 1) NRHP “Greensboro Historic District” Nomination Form; 2) Hale County Alabama, An Inventory of Significant and Historic Resources, by the Cahaba Trace Commission.

Photographs courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.

NOTE: This house is featured site #48 on the Greensboro Historic Walking Tour. Tour brochures are available at a tourism kiosk that’s located on the southeast corner of Main and Beacon Streets at downtown Greensboro.

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