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