Barton Hall

Also known as: Cunningham Plantation
2.5 mi. (4 km) W of Cherokee on U.S. 72, Cherokee, Alabama

Photos 

Cunningham Plantation

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, January 25, 1935 FRONT AND SIDE VIEW N.E.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

Constructed in the 1840s, this is an unusually sophisticated Greek Revival style plantation house with small Doric entrance and limestone-paved rear courtyard. The interior contains one of the South's most breathtaking stairways, climbing in a series of double flights and bridge-like landings to the rooftop observatory. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1973
Reference number
73000337
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1840; 1849

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