Marks House

Marks House (HM1COJ)

Location: Pike Rd, AL 36064 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.602', W 86° 5.93'

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Circa 1825

Built by William Matthews Marks, who immigrated from Oglethrope County, GA, on acreage purchased from the U.S. land office in Cahaba, AL for $1.25 per acre.

Foundation is pegged-together heart pine; framing is 3" by 9" timbers; mantles, dados, and all the bricks are hand made. Kitchen, baths, a rose garden and pavilion for dancing were added by the Churchill Marks family in the 1920s. The house was purchased by Dr. Haywood B. (Woody) Bartlett in 1957.

In 1967, the movie of Truman's Capote's "Thanksgiving Visitor" was filmed in the house. The facility has served as the Pike Road Community Club Center since 1968. The Pike Road Arts and Crafts fair is held here annually on the first Saturday in November. The house suffered extensive fire damage on August 28, 1997 and was subsequently restored by the Pike Road Community.
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HM NumberHM1COJ
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 584880 N 3569615
Decimal Degrees32.26003333, -86.09883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.602', W 86° 5.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 36.12" N, 86° 5' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 658-1008 Co Rd 85, Pike Rd AL 36064, US
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