Site of the Warren Reese House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 22.432 W 086° 18.143
16S E 565625 N 3582091
Quick Description: Located on South Decatur Street at Scott Street, this marker notes former location of a Confederate Colonel and later mayor of Montgomery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2015 6:01:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJ66
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

This was the site of the home of Warren Stone Reese (1842-1898) --planter, cotton merchant, soldier, and mayor of Montgomery.

Reese, promoted to the rank of colonel in the Confederacy for gallantry at Chickamauga, became commander of the Twelfth Alabama Cavalry. He was reputed to have been the youngest colonel in the Army of Tennessee and to have been recommended for Brigadier-General during the closing days of the war.

He served Montgomery as mayor 1885-87 and 1887-89 and during that time was chiefly responsible for raising the funds to erect the Confederate Monument on the Capitol grounds and persuading Jefferson Davis to tour the South in 1886. The world's first electric streetcar also began operations in Montgomery in 1885 during his mayorship.

Reese acquired the Greek Revival house at this site in 1867 from his uncle, Colonel James R. Powell. In 1975 the house was moved to 340 North Hull Street where it was restored and is a part of "Old Alabama Town."
Marker Name: Site of the Warren Reese House

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1993

Marker Number: Not listed

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