William M. Rumph built his two-story Greek Revival home about 1840. Centered on the façade is a two-story pedimented portico which is supported by square box columns with moulded caps. In 1902, Doctor Samuel Beekman Alison purchased the home. He was the grandson of one of the early settlers from South Carolina and the 3rd generation of Dr. Alison’s to practice medicine in Carlowville. This home is a contributing property to the Carlowville Historic District that was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 18, 1978. The house is also included in Alabama Tapestry of Historic Places, published by the Alabama Historical Commission. It is located in the community of Carlowville in southern Dallas County near the intersection of Hwy 89 and CR 4 and behind the Carlowville Volunteer Fire Station (GPS coordinates 32.085227,-87.033976).
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) NRHP “Carlowville Historic District” Nomination Form; 2) Alabama Tapestry of Historic Places, prepared by the Alabama Historic Commission.