Jonathan Bass House Museum

Jonathan Bass House Museum (HMGE7)

Location: Leeds, AL 35094 Jefferson County
Buy Alabama State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 33° 32.442', W 86° 33.492'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Circa 1863

Jonathan Bass was born January 30, 1837, in Jefferson County. His father arrived in Jefferson County in 1816, and Jonathan was a life-long resident. Although the Bass House was under construction as early as 1863, Jonathan left the farm to join the Confederate Army in 1861. He finished the front two rooms when he returned from the war. Ruteria Watson married Jonathan on December 6, 1865. They built their home and left their descendants an uncommon example of architecture with unusual decorative elements of wood graining in the front parlors and stenciling on the ceiling of the Great Hall. The painted ceiling design in the Men's Parlor that depicts a billiard table is a rare feature in American architecture, unique for its time and place.
HM NumberHMGE7
Year Placed2006
Placed ByLeeds Historical Society / Alabama Landmarks and Heritage
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 541017 N 3711318
Decimal Degrees33.54070000, -86.55820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 32.442', W 86° 33.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 32' 26.52" N, 86° 33' 29.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 Montevallo Rd SW, Leeds AL 35094, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?