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Donnelly House - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 30.369 W 086° 46.949
16S E 520202 N 3707422
Quick Description: Donnelly House Historical Marker, Birmingham, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2011 8:06:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMD101
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Donnelly House is a neoclassical structure built in 1905 in the exclusive Highland Avenue area. The two-story house features a four-column portico on the front. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is included in the Highland Avenue-Rhodes Park Historic District.

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Marker Name: Donnelly House

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
This neoclassical structure was built in 1905 for John W. Donnelly, “the father of the Birmingham Library System.” Donnelly moved to Birmingham from his native Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring from Proctor and Gamble. A much respected manufacturer, industrialist, real-estate developer, and civic leader, he is best remembered for his efforts to organize, fund and develop the Birmingham Public Library System—one of the finest in the southeast. The Donnelly house, included in the Highland Avenue Historic District, has served as a private residence except during the 1950s, when the Birmingham Civic Ballet was located here.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1989

Marker Number: None

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