Travis-Harwood House at Gainesville, AL (built ca. 1846, listed on the NRHP)

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This home  closely resembles Aduston Hall which is also at Gainesville. Both houses were built as summer homes for the Travis brothers of Mobile. This house was built for Errock Travis two years after Aduston Hall was built for his brother, Amos Travis.

This Greek Revival style dwelling was built ca. 1846. It features a seven-bay front with a five-bay inset Doric Portico. The hall of this house has a pair of sliding doors on both sides that enable the center section of house to be opened into a large entertaining area that’s nearly 50 feet in length. This house is a contributing property to the Gainesville Historic District that was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on October 3, 1985. It is located on Spruce Street in Gainesville (GPS coordinates 32.815936,-88.160973).

This is a private residence – drive by only.

Sources: 1) Gainesville, Alabama Tour Guide; 2) NRHP “Gainesville Historic District” Document; 3) NRHP “Gainesville, Alabama MRA” Document

Photographs courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.

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