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Grey Columns, Old Montgomery Road (Institute Road), Tuskegee, Macon County, AL



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Location
Old Montgomery Road (Institute Road), Tuskegee, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AL-543
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-43; FN-77).
Building/structure dates: 1854 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed from 1854 through 1857 according to the designs of owner and builder, William Varner, Grey Columns served as the focal point of one of the Varner plantations. In the early 1920's the family made extensive alterations to the house following a fire. Alterations included a new kitchen wing to the rear and bathrooms adjacent to the second-floor front stair hall and to the south bedroom. In 1934 the house was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey. In the 1950's additional alterations were made, including the installation of bathrooms in the closets of the west parlor and the west bedroom. In 1974 the National Park Service acquired Grey Columns as a part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Varner, William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. EXTERIOR (FROM LEFT). - FRONT (N.E.) ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. EXTERIOR (SIDE VIEW FROM RIGHT) - N.W. ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. EXTERIOR (REAR VIEW) - SIDE (S.E.) ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. VENTILATOR (IRONWORK)
5. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. FRONT (ENTRANCE)
6. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. STAIR CASE AND HALL.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. STAIRWAY. (REAR)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. LIVING ROOM.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 16, 1934. FRONT VIEW.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. FRONT VIEW. (FROM RIGHT SIDE)
11. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. MANTEL AND OVERMANTEL.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 30, 1934. VIEW THROUGH DOUBLE DRAWING ROOMS INTO DINING ROOM.
NORTHEAST ELEVATION


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