Miller - Martin Townhouse

Miller - Martin Townhouse (HM15AF)

Location: Clayton, AL 36016 Barbour County
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N 31° 52.503', W 85° 27.129'

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John H. Miller built this Gothic Revival townhouse in 1859. He and his wife moved from Orangeburg, South Carolina to Barbour County in the early 1830s, settling in an area which would become known as the Tabernacle community. He later purchased a tract of land in Clayton on which this house was constructed. It is noteworthy for the handpainted murals on the entrance hall ceiling which depict The Four Seasons as well as other designs on the parlor and dining room ceilings. This work has been attributed to an artist named Massillon. The townhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 1974.

John Council and Alice Floyd Martin purchased the home in 1915 and reared their four daughters, Mildred, Alice, Jonnie and Leila there. The property was inherited by daughter, Alice Martin Anderson in 1964. Her daughter, Ann Floyd Martin Miller donated the property to the Clayton Historical Preservation Authority in 1983. In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sewell purchased an extensively renovated the townhouse.
HM NumberHM15AF
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCharles and Wanda Sewell and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 646408 N 3527630
Decimal Degrees31.87505000, -85.45215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 52.503', W 85° 27.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 52' 30.18" N, 85° 27' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56 W Louisville Ave, Clayton AL 36016, US
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