1845 – Marion, AL – $149,900

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Added to OHD on 9/25/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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National Register

209 Centreville St, Marion, AL 36756

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  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3500 Sq Ft
C.1845-Jubilee-Beautiful "saw work" adorns the front, and the large center hall with 4 over 4 is typical of homes built in the south in the 1840's. The stair case and railing are hand made, original heart pine floors, fireplaces in each room, 4 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, large eat in kitchen, formal dining room, parlor, den, and office. Deck overlooks the back yard, lot is 124ft. x 220ft. $169,900. Call Kay Beckett 334-292-0319.
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Kay Beckett, Bill Mackey Real Estate
(334) 289-8470 / 334-292-0319
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11 Comments on 1845 – Marion, AL – $149,900

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  1. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.

    Nice big house. And so joyful ! 🙂
    I like.

  2. kmmoorekmmoore says: 411 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    This home looks and feels “loved.” It’s beautiful!

  3. Gigi Regnier says: 40 comments

    The Children’s play house with the flag sold me!

  4. John Shiflet says: 5429 comments

    The house seems to have pre-dated the Victorian era although many of the (Carpenter Gothic) porch details are similar to those found on early Gothic and Italianate style homes which were just beginning to appear (mainly on the Eastern Seaboard) in the mid-1840’s. The small diameter newel post is consistent with Greek Revival homes from this period. If the double galleried porches were a slightly later addition then its possible this house had more of a Greek Revival look originally. Not that any of that matters, some modernization has occurred in more recent years so the house remains a blend of newer and older details. I’ve always like double-decker (double gallery) porches with frilly scroll work or cast iron as seen in New Orleans and this one doesn’t disappoint. The house also appears to sit on a generous lot and comes with a playhouse for the kids. It looks to be move in ready so it will not need months or years of restoration work to be completed.

    • Julles says: 538 comments

      If you paint the wrought iron black and the body a vibrant color and hang ferns on the porch, you would think it was from New Orleans. It is a shame that the outside is a monochromatic white while the interior has some great splashes of color. I know that Mobile AL has some New Orleans type houses so maybe someone liked the design and moved the style farther north.

  5. Donald Graham says: 13 comments

    How beautiful! Someone is not afraid of color! And I like it! nice property not sure too much about Marion though.

  6. Marshel says: 40 comments

    I taught at the jr. high and high school in Marion for 25 years. The antebellum courthouse sits upon a traditional courthouse square. Brick churches line Main Street and the churches are active. The town has many beautiful homes that predate the 1860’s. Also there is Judson Baptist College for girls and Marion Military Institute ( now state supported and coed ). The town is about an hour from Tuscaloosa and about 30 minutes from Selma and 1 1/2 hours south of Birmingham. If you are looking for a true Old South southern town, this is it. Marion holds a Christmas home tour each year.

  7. Lottie says: 381 comments

    This is an absolutely beautiful house in a beautiful town. Marion is famous for its colleges: Judson College (5th oldest college for women in the nation and Marion Military Institute (MMI) which is the oldest military junior college in the nation. MMI is known as the West Point of Alabama.
    City of Marion link http://www.cityofmarional.org/
    Lots of history here.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11882 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another post update, on the site since 2017. Moved to the front page.

  9. MichaelMichael says: 2397 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the porch! It defines the house in my opinion.

  10. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 457 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

    Lovely and elegant house.
    I believe that this house has always had the handsome and surprisingly delicate two story gallery. The building underneath is fairly plain for the interiors shown, and Downing illustrated at least one porch with lacy uprights and brackets like these in his mid-nineteenth century books. My copies are still packed, so I cannot provide the design number.
    A close examination of the photographs provides evidence that this porch structure has been extensively restored, perhaps even rebuilt. However, it rings true for me, and one of the reasons so few of these porches have survived is that they are improbably delicate for the loads they carry. This site has featured several homes like this one, where similar porches were in need of extensive work or even a complete rebuilding.
    Again, a handsome and very photogenic house.

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