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Fendall Hall - Eufaula, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 53.499 W 085° 09.425
16R E 674291 N 3529907
Quick Description: Fendall Hall was one of the first great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2014 4:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMKGNP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builder’s daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her husband, Stouten Hubert Dent.

Captain Dent volunteered with the Eufaula Rifles and served as part of the honor guard for the inauguration of Jefferson Davis. He was eventually put charge of his own battery of cannon known as the Dent Battery. This battery was attached to the Army of the Tennessee and saw action at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaign. The soldiers of Dent's battery surrendered on May 9, 1865 in Meridian, Mississippi. Capt. Dent returned to Eufaula with the Confederate flag that once flew over his battery.

The Dents renovated the house in the 1880s in the styles and colors then popular, and hired a Mr. LaFrance to stencil and paint the ceilings and walls in the hall, parlor, and dining room. These three rooms are the finest examples of this work surviving in Alabama and compare favorably with any in the country. Among the other unique original features of the house were the black and white marble floored entrance hall and the plumbing system, which was fed by attic cisterns.

After having served as a home for five generations of Youngs and their descendants, the property was acquired by the Alabama Historical Commission in 1973.

Entered on the National Register of Historical Places 28 July 1970.
Type of site: Historic Home

917 West Barbour Street
Eufaula, AL USA

Phone Number: 334-687-8469

Admission Charged: $5 or less

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Take US 431 or US 82 to downtown Eufaula. Travel west on Barbour Street approximately one mile. Fendall Hall is located on the left-hand side of the street.

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