Site of the Warren Reese House

Site of the Warren Reese House (HM1JQ3)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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N 32° 22.432', W 86° 18.143'

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This was the site of the home of Warren Stone Reese (1842-1898) —planter, cotton merchant, soldier, and mayor of Montgomery.

Reese, promoted to the rank of colonel in the Confederacy for gallantry at Chickamauga, became commander of the Twelfth Alabama Cavalry. He was reputed to have been the youngest colonel in the Army of Tennessee and to have been recommended for Brigadier-General during the closing days of the war.

He served Montgomery as mayor 1885-87 and 1887-89 and during that time was chiefly responsible for raising the funds to erect the Confederate Monument on the Capitol grounds and persuading Jefferson Davis to tour the South in 1886. The world's first electric streetcar also began operations in Montgomery in 1885 during his mayorship.

Reese acquired the Greek Revival house at this site in 1867 from his uncle, Colonel James R. Powell. In 1975 the house was moved to 340 North Hull Street where it was restored and is a part of "Old Alabama Town."
HM NumberHM1JQ3
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565625 N 3582091
Decimal Degrees32.37386667, -86.30238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.432', W 86° 18.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 25.92" N, 86° 18' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 AL-21, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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