The Drake House at Greensboro, AL (built before 1854)

Antebellum | Greensboro in Hale County  

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The exact age of this house is not known, but it dates back well into the antebellum period.  One of the owners of this home was a Mr. Chadwick who died of yellow fever in 1854, at the age of 39.  It’s not known if he built the house.

This house has a large basement which housed the kitchen, dinning room and two bedrooms.  In 1949, the back porch of the house was enclosed and turned into a kitchen and bathroom.  These are the only major changes to this house in the 150 plus years since it was built.

This house has a full length porch on the first and second floor and each porch has two doors that lead into the house.  Winding stairs lead from the first floor to the basement and to the top floor where there are two large bedrooms.  There are also two large bedrooms on the main floor.  This house has one chimney which contains six fireplaces (two on each floor).

This home is located at the NE corner of Centreville Street and North Street in Greensboro, AL (GPS coordinates N32.705641,W87.591993).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Source:  Historic Hale County, published by The Greensboro Watchman

12/8/10

 

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