Webb-Bonds-Bamberg House at Greensboro, AL (built ca. 1855; recorded on HABS; listed on the NRHP)

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This beautiful antebellum home was constructed circa 1855 for Col. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus DeYampert as a gift to his daughter, Julia, and her husband, John Henry Young Webb. It is a two-story structure that contains a hipped roof with heavily bracketed cornice. The front of the house has a full portico supported by six large square masonry columns that extend the full height of the house. A balcony is centered above the front double-door entrance.

This house was photographed and recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) in 1935. It is a contributing property to the Greensboro Historic District that listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The house is also featured on the cover of Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz (New York Times Bestselling Author of Confederates in the Attic).

The Webb-Bonds-Bamberg House is located at 504 Main Street in Greensboro (GPS coordinates 32.704165,-87.586158).

This is a private residence – drive by only. The house is on a large wooded lot and you get only glimpses of it from Main Street.

Sources: 1) The Alabama Catalog; Historic American Buildings Survey; A Guide to the Early Architecture of the State by Robert Gamble; 2) NRHP “Greensboro Historic District” Registration Form.

B&W photograph courtesy US Library of Congress (HABS), Photographer: Alex Bush, date: April 10, 1935.

Note: This house is featured site #65, Webb-Bonds-Bamberg House, on the Greensboro Historic Walking Tour. Tour brochures are available at a tourism kiosk that located on the southeast corner of Main and Beacon Streets at downtown Greensboro.

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