Circa 1850sAn 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.
|Placed By||The Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 565518 N 3582807|
|Decimal Degrees||32.38033333, -86.30346667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 22.82', W 86° 18.208'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 22' 49.20" N, 86° 18' 12.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 419 Madison Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, US|
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