The Laird Cottage is a restored 1870 residence with Greek Revival and Italianate style. The building now serves as the headquarters of the Marengo County Historical Society. It has a museum that contains exhibits and works of Geneva Mercer, national and international acclaimed sculptor and painter from the nearby community of Jefferson. Access is available only by appointment – call 334-289-0282.
The Laird Cottage is located at 311 N. Walnut Ave. in Demopolis (GPS coordinates 32.519316, -87.837675).
Geneva Mercer was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall Of Fame in 1989. For additional details about her, go to www.awhf.org/mercer.