Scott-Yarbrough House

Scott-Yarbrough House (HM1EX3)

Location: Auburn, AL 36830 Lee County
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N 32° 36.385', W 85° 28.382'

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Colonel Nathaniel J. Scott, from Harris County Georgia, built this house, which he called Pebble Hill, on 100 acres in 1847. With its pyramidal roof and symmetrical lines, the frame house reflects the Greek Revival architecture popular in East Alabama. The half-brother of John J. Harper, the founder of Auburn, Scott served as one of the four commissioners who laid out the town. Auburn's first state legislator, he was a leader in the establishment of the Auburn Female Masonic College in 1847 and the East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University) in 1856. Federal troops encamped at the spring behind Pebble Hill when they invaded Auburn in April 1865.
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Dr. Cecil S. Yarbrough (1878-1946) purchased "Pebble Hill" in 1912 and it remained his family's home until 1974. A member of the state legislature in the 1920s, Dr. Yarbrough served four terms as mayor of Auburn. During World War II, he also served as a college physician. Under the leadership of Alice Cary Pick Gibson the Auburn Heritage Association purchased the house in 1974 and began restoration. In 1985, Auburn Bank donated the house to Auburn University. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the raised cottage has hand-hewn heart pine floors and wooden pegged joints and rafters The Ray, Hollifield, Riley, and Hodges families owned the property, 1871-1912.
HM NumberHM1EX3
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Auburn Heritage Association and Auburn University
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 643279 N 3608684
Decimal Degrees32.60641667, -85.47303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 36.385', W 85° 28.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 36' 23.10" N, 85° 28' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 S Debardeleben St, Auburn AL 36830, US
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