Thompson Mansion

Thompson Mansion (HM1CRH)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.82', W 86° 18.208'

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Circa 1850s

An elegant blend of Greek Revival and Italianate architectual styles, the Thompson Mansion reflects the aesthetic and economic highs of the 1850s. The symmetrical layout of the house with entrances on all four sides features interior cross hallways for ventilation. Classical detailing can be seen in the front Corinthian columns and capitals, ventilator covers, cornice brackets, and ornate ironwork. Originally located in Tuskegee, the structure was the home of the Thompson family for almost a century. President William McKinley was lavishly entertained at a reception there in 1898. Historic American Building Survey (HABS), a federal program providing jobs for historians and architects documented the Thompson Mansion in the 1930s.

In the early 1980s the structure was dismantled, moved and stored in Georgia. In 1988 it was hauled back to Alabama in pieces and, with the help of the HABS documentation, reassembled on this corner. Extensive paint analysis and research determined the original interior and exterior finishes.
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HM NumberHM1CRH
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Placed ByThe Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565518 N 3582807
Decimal Degrees32.38033333, -86.30346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.82', W 86° 18.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 49.20" N, 86° 18' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 Madison Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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