Civil War Barnes-School / Figh-Pickett House

Civil War Barnes-School / Figh-Pickett House (HM1CNM)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.254', W 86° 18.533'

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Civil War-Barnes School

In April 1865, the Union Army command made this house its headquarters. Mrs. Pickett hid her silver on an inside ledge of cupola. Later, former Confederate Generals Hood, Bragg, and Walker visited here. In 1906, Professor Elly Barnes bought the house for use as a private school for boys, which rapidly achieved fame for its quality. The Barnes School closed in 1942. In 1996, the house was rescued from demolition with the help of the Alabama Historical Commission and moved to its present location by the Montgomery County Historical Society.

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Figh-Pickett House

John P. Figh, a native of Maryland, built this, the oldest surviving brick dwelling in Montgomery, ca 1837, at the corner of Clayton and South Court Streets. Figh was one of the chief contractors for the construction of the Alabama State Capitol. He also served as city alderman. In 1858, Figh sold his house to Alabama's first historian, Albert James Pickett, from North Carolina. Although Pickett died just before moving into the house, his family lived here for more than 50 years.
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HM NumberHM1CNM
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation & Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565016 N 3581758
Decimal Degrees32.37090000, -86.30888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.254', W 86° 18.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 15.24" N, 86° 18' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 502 S Court St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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