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Gaineswood - Demopolis, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 32° 30.520 W 087° 50.112
16S E 421548 N 3597127
Quick Description: Historical marker of mansion listed as a National Historic Landmark in Demopolis.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 4:41:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7NNG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 5

Long Description:

Text of marker:

Gaineswood

Built 1842-1860 by Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfiled 1799-1868 accomplished planter of the Canebrake using imported materials and artisans. Glorifying the Greek Revival Archietcture by combining Doric, Corinthian grand ballroom, Ioic parlor and dining room with mirrors, chandeliers, columnss, domes.  This house was named for Gen. George Strother Gaines, 1784-1872, distingueished United States Agent and Factor to Chocktaw Indian Nation.

Marker Name: Gaineswood

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaineswood


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1961

Marker Number: Not listed

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