Historic Markers Across Alabama



Side 1: Fendall Hall (The Young-Dent Home)



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: 917 West Barbour Street, Eufaula AL
County: Barbour
Coordinates: N 31° 53.524    W 085° 9.419
  31.89206666    -85.15698333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first of the great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builder's daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her husband, Stouten Hubert Dent. The Dents renovated the house in the 1880s in the styles and colors then popular, and hired a Mr. LaFranc to stencil and paint the ceilings and walls of the hall, parlor, and dining room. These three rooms are the finest examples of this work surviving in Alabama and compare favorably with any in the country. Among the other unique original features of the house were the black and white marble floored entrance hall and the plumbing system, which was fed by attic cisterns. After having served as a home for five generations of Youngs and their descendants, the property was acquired by the Alabama Historical Commission in 1973.

Entered on the National Register of Historic Places 28 July 1970. (Erected 1990)




Notes:

Two sided marker (Young and Dent)



End of Side 1: Fendall Hall (The Young-Dent Home)