Larimore House - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 50.821 W 087° 39.617
16S E 439635 N 3856276
Quick Description: The Larimore House was the home of Theophilus Brown Larimore and his wife, Esther Gresham Larimore and is built in the Gothic style. The home is located at 698 Mars Hill Rd, Florence, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 5:21:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGT2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:

From the historic marker located in front of the house:

Larimore Home

Built by Theophilus Brown Larimore and his wife, Esther Gresham Larimore, as a home and educational center. Near site of foundry and arsenal of War Between The States, it served as a school, 1871-1887, to train ministers and Christian workers of the Church of Christ. Used, 1947-1968, for classes by Mars Hill Bible School. Restored in 1971 by Associated Women's Organization. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1974.

Erected 1978 by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

More information:
Biographical Sketch Of The Life Of: Biographical Sketch of the Life of T.B. Larimore
Wikipedia: Mars Hill Bible School
Street address:
698 Mars Hill Rd
Florence, AL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lauradale

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic, Education

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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