Kenan Home Geneva County - Geneva, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 31° 02.293 W 085° 52.044
16R E 608085 N 3434388
Quick Description: Located on S. Academy St, this marker notes the Victorian architecture of the house and that it was used as a public library.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2021 8:40:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM13WBE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

Built in 1888 by W.K. and Emma Knox Kenan, this home is an excellent local example of Victorian Cottage architecture. The Kenan's settled in Geneva in 1882 and were charter members of the Geneva Presbyterian Church established in 1884. Despite the flood of 1929 and a fire in 1930 that destroyed the library located in the armory, Mrs. Kenan continued her dream for a public library. For a time, this home housed the library on the back porch before opening its permanent location on Commerce Street in 1934. The library was named in honor of Mrs. Kenan in 1934 and was listed to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1985.
Marker Name: Kenan Home Geneva County

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2019

Marker Number: N/A

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