Rowan House - Leeds, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 33° 31.489 W 086° 34.671
16S E 539200 N 3709550
Quick Description: This mid-19th century homestead was a stagecoach stop along the historic centuries-old Ashville-Montevallo Road.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 2:52:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM297T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 124

Long Description:
Thomas Rowan, son of Irish immigrants who settled in St. Clair County, Alabama, purchased his first 130 acres at auction and built a house on this land around 1854 that probably forms the core of the two northeast rooms. Heir John Thomas Rowan and his wife, Ada Scott Rowan, enlarged the house to its present turn-of-the-century farmhouse form about 1904. The Rowans were prominent farmers and landowners in the Cahaba Valley for three generations, at one time owning much of the land on this section of the Ashville-Montevallo Road. The last family member to live in the house died in 1979, after which the property declined. In 1998, builder Charles Kessler purchased the property for real estate development. The Leeds Historical Society convinced Kessler to donate the lot to the Society. Volunteer workers restored the badly deteriorated house. It was dedicated to the people of the community in April, 2000.
Link to the Homestead: [Web Link]

History if no Link: Not listed

Additional Parking or Point of Interest: Not Listed

Structure Type: Not listed

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