Kring-Cate-Acton Home at Gainesville, AL (ca. 1865, listed on NRHP)

| Gainesville in Sumter County  

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This Vernacular “I” style home, built about 1865, was the home of Edward N. Kring who was Gainesville’s leading late 19th-century builder.  He built both the Methodist Church and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church as well as several homes and businesses. It appears that he built a large portion of the businesses downtown based on old pictures. Mr. Kring also owned and operated the Coffin Shop at Gainesville.

The Kring Home is included in the Gainesville Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRPH).  It is located in Gainesville, AL at the intersection of Spruce Street and Church Street (GPS Coordinates:  32.816111,-88.157667).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Source: Sumter County, Alabama Historical Points of Interest Handbook

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