the last Antebellum Mansion in Birmingham, Alabama

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The Arlington House has a very cool history. The house is decorated for Christmas this month. Obvious to Southerners, the home is in the South because is has dried cotton turned into Christmas decorations, its the wife & children’s nursery. The wife’s room has dried Okra hanging in her two bedroom windows. There is a third room, but i couldn’t tell to whom it belonged…perhaps a spinster daughter? Although there were a set of gulf clubs, skis, & a painting of a man. But it also contained the spinning wheel & no man would ever do that then, right?

The Arlington House architecture is Greek Revival, built in 1840 by Judge William S. Mudd. Judge Mudd was one of ten of the founders of the city of Birmingham in Alabama. This antebellum mansion is the last remaining in Birmingham, so i highly suggest seeing it.

Before the end of the Civil War, Union General James Wilson arrived in Birmingham with 13,000 troops. They were to take down the iron furnaces. The General used the Arlington House as his headquarters.

for more info: http://www.birminghamal.gov/about/city…/arlington-house

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Love how you transported us back in time, I love visiting places like this, there is so much to see and discover, love the details of the old eras! Everything was so much more elaborate and layered! Thanks for sharing the treasures with us all!

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  2. The photos are beautiful! I was fortunate growing up to have parents who felt it necessary and worthwhile to take us to historic places and I’m so glad they did. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. So ornate Amy .. A step back in time

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  4. I would love to step into your photography! Love your eye. Thank you for liking and giving a follow from “Breathing Life Into Santa Claus” Thank you. I can’t wait to receive your email posts!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      You are very welcome! I loved your post & I look forward to seeing more of your posts in the future. I’m glad you like my photos! ~amy

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  5. ima_soulman says:

    Great old place. Almost eerie. thanks for the little tour great pictures by the way, looking forward to getting into your blog. Cheers

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Ima! It was eerie to be there. I LOVED it. I am from the north, so i’d never stepped foot into an antebellum home before. Thanks for visiting! ~amy

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