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Dearing House, 2111 Fourteenth Street, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL



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Item Title


Location
2111 Fourteenth Street, Tuscaloosa, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AL-228
Building/structure dates: 1835 initial construction
Significance: The Dearing House was built for Alexander B. Dearing (b. 1800 North Carolina, a prominent Tuscaloosa merchant and brother of Capt. James Dearing) c. 1835. One of Alexander Dearing's daughters married Dr. W.S. Wyman and lived in the house before and after the Civil War. Legend tells that Union raiders spared the house in 1865 after the mistress of the house fed her last setting of turkey eggs to hungry soldiers who appeared at her door. Major James Spence puchased the house in 1888 and in 1919 the S.G. Swain family moved in.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Mansions
Domestic Life


Related Names
Dearing, Alexander
Burkhardt, E. Walter, Historian
Floyd, Katherine, Historian
Manning, W. N., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. FRONT VIEW.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. REAR VIEW.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. HALL ENTRANCE.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. STAIR WELL.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, August 15, 1936 EAST WALL IN LIVING ROOM SHOWING MANTEL
6. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. FIREPLACE.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. INTERIOR.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. FRONT (ENTRANCE)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 9, 1934. STAIRWAY.


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