David Graves House, County Highway 40 at County Highway 37, Burkville, Lowndes County, AL
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County Highway 40 at County Highway 37, Burkville vicinity, AL
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS AL-885
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-70).
Building/structure dates: 1825 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 195 subsequent work
Significance: The Graves house is a one-story frame structure built ca. 1825 in northeast Lowndes County. It is one of the earliest homes constructed in the county and was the center of a large antebellum plantation. The Graves family were prominent both in agriculture and politics. Although altered, the Graves house still exhibits significant architectural characteristics.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Context view from southeast
2. Context view from southwest
3. Door detail in southeast room
4. Staircase detail
5. Fireplace and mantel detail, southeast room
6. Fireplace and mantel detail, southwest room
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