This “coastal cottage” is thought to have been built in the 1830s by Stephen and Juliet Palmer and possibly modified by Dabney Palmer around 1860. It is a classic 1 ½ story “Carolina” cottage featuring a central passage with rooms to each side, including a unique prayer room with gothic arched windows. The front porch is an integral recessed porch constructed on brick bases connected directly to the earth (Carolina Porch Style). The home also features a wrap-around rear shed porch flanked by the kitchen. There are two large bedrooms upstairs. It was owned by the Barlow family for many years until purchased by Mitchell and Jennifer Britt of Huntsville several years ago. They are continuing to restore the home.
This home is a contributing property to the Furman Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historical Places (NRHP). It is located on the west side of CR 59 approximately 1.5 mile south of the intersection of Hwy 21 & CR 59 at Furman, AL (GPS coordinates N31.984519,W86.967194)
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Source: 2010 Furman History Celebration & Driving Tour Brochure published by the Furman Civic Club.