1902 Classical Revival – Citronelle, AL – $450,000

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Added to OHD on 2/18/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/18/19   -   12 Comments
7850 E Lebaron Ave, Citronelle, AL 36522

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  • $450,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4950 Sq Ft
  • 3 Ac.
Step back in time to one of Mobile County's greatest gems. The Jernigan House, in the heart of Citronelle, is known for providing guests with a true feeling of "Old South." This home has remained in the same family since 1902 and has served as the pride of the community. As you walk through the front door, you will be taken back to a time when pride and detail were put into a day's work. The wood detailing, the original wood floors, the double winding staircase and the high ceilings provide residents with an example of classic charm that is only found in times of "Gone with the Wind." The property boasts 3 acres, and a multi car garage that can house many hobbies. Take a short ride down the road to be at restaurants, grocery stores, and high school sporting activities. Be sure to view the virtual tour for a complete home walk through and schedule you viewing today. This landmark piece of history will not last long at this price!
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Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(251) 929-4444
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12 Comments on 1902 Classical Revival – Citronelle, AL – $450,000

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  1. AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    The same family since 1902–I can only assume they are devastated to sell. It’s just lovely and I would want to buy it furnished were I so lucky as to be in the market in Alabama! The kitchen looks easy to fix, too.

  2. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    Historical records indicate the house was started in 1902 by local merchant N.Q. Thompson, who died a year after starting construction. The home was finished by his daughter, Virginia, in 1905 and sold to Tom and Talullah Jernigan around 1920. This Classical Revival form typically includes a second story balcony projecting under the portico from the center bay. I see nothing to indicate one was ever present here.

  3. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
    OHD Supporter

    An impressive and nicely preserved home. The view from the stair landing with the columns and naturally finished woodwork is sublime.

    Thomas B. Jernigan (1861-1948) purchased the house from the original owners; one source says in 1920. There was a sad story before that.
    The house was being built for merchant Nathaniel Q. Thompson (1859-1902), his 2nd wife Virginia Macon, and 4 children. It was under construction when Thompson was murdered trying to repossess a team of oxen for which he was owed money. Virginia completed the home in the next few years but died in 1908, and the children moved in with their grandparents in Mobile. Son Quitman went on to be a Rhodes Scholar and diplomat, and his 3 younger sisters graduated from college as well.

    Edit: Sorry to repeat, John. I should refresh the open page before I post.

  4. PhillipPhillip says: 183 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I always look at these colonial revival houses with trepidation because it is always so hard for me to see all of their woodwork painted white. So it was with immense pleasure that I saw how original this place is. I too wondered about the balcony and whether one was there but it doesn’t look like it. It is great that this place has some property with it as well. All in all a wonderful house. Let’s hope someone will not ruin it.

  5. AvatarmISTERMICELY says: 62 comments

    I am intrigued by that interior window in the little pantry off the kitchen. It is quirky details like that that make old houses so charming. I don’t think this house is ‘beautiful’ but I want it rather badly.

    As far as wanting the furniture as part of the deal; just think how long it would take to gather enough suitable furniture to make it liveable! The rooms seem cavernous even with the furniture that is there and I think it could use a van-load of large pieces to fill it out. Super-cool place!

  6. AvatarmISTERMICELY says: 62 comments

    This place has slightly unhinged me! I don’t know what it is, certainly not the exterior, but it speaks to me. Perhaps it reminds me of my great-grandmother’s house. I love the dark woodwork and all the ‘whats-its’, whatnots, thingamies, folderols, and even the dustiness. It has atmosphere and I don’t mean ‘spooky’. I might put up some wallpaper and a few more needlework pictures and a glass dome full of wax flowers and 4 or 5 large sofas. Perhaps add a ‘left’ piano ‘free to a good home’ and I could play it for the ghosts of long-dead carpet beetles and be as happy as Larry. And I’m not even sure how to spell Alabama much less know how to get there!

  7. AvatarJenny says: 4 comments

    Imagine the stories this home could tell. I bet a considerable amount of that furniture is original to the home as well. Such an amazing vibe 💕

  8. AvatarElaine says: 101 comments

    Ok, this is my favorite EVER!!! And I do mean EVER! This is true south!

  9. AvatarStacy says: 217 comments

    One of my faves & love Mobile!!

  10. Avatarnic says: 67 comments

    Just echoing so many others that this is one of my favorites you have ever posted. And yes I want it with all the furniture remaining. And yes I can smell the dustiness which makes it perfectly ‘homey’.

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