The Dowe Houses

The Dowe Houses (HM1CNT)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.581', W 86° 18.235'

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The three Dowe houses are a reminder of the residential neighborhood that existed here in the 19th century.

The main family residence, dating from 1863, was originally designed as an Italianate-style "raised cottage." But in 1908, the high porch, approached by twin curving stairs, was replaced by the present two-story columned portico. The house was built for John Dowe, an Irish-born grocer and confectioner, his wife Joanna, and their several children. Descendants continued to live here for nearly 150 years. The last member of the family to occupy the house was John Dowe III, who died in 2007 at the age of 97.
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In 1885, Joanna Dowe, by then a widow, constructed another house (below) just west of the older residence. Eclectic in style, the house was hailed by the local press as an "ornament to the city...a revolution in architecture and workmanship."

A third family home (right), built in the American Queen Anne style, dates from c. 1890. It faces Hull Street just behind the main residence.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the three houses are protected by a preservation easement helpd by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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HM NumberHM1CNT
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565479 N 3582365
Decimal Degrees32.37635000, -86.30391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.581', W 86° 18.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 34.86" N, 86° 18' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334-386 Washington Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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