Historic Markers Across Alabama

Noble Hall

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: on Shelton Mill Road (County Route 97) ¾ mile north of East University Drive, Auburn, Alabama
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 38.364    W 085° 27.84
  32.6394    -85.464
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGGZY


Side 1:
The Greek Revival rock and mortar house was built by Addison Frazer (1809-1873) between 1852 and 1854 and served as the center for a 2,000 acre cotton plantation. Frazer owned 100 slaves and was on the Board of Trustees of Auburn Masonic Female College and East Alabama Male College. The contractor from Kentucky used slave labor to build the eight rooms with 12 foot high ceilings and 18 inch exterior walls, two cantilever balconies and eight Doric columns. In the rear are the original separate kitchen, carriage - smokehouse and overseer's house. The Frazer family owned the house until 1922.

Side 2: :
In 1932, J. V. Brown, Head of Buildings and Grounds at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, bought the house and began restoration. In 1941 he sold it and 251 acres to Dr. Luther Noble Duncan (1875-1947), who served as president of A. P. I. (1935-47). In 1943 his daughter, Elizabeth Pearson (Mrs. Allen M.), and family occupied the house and continued restoration. Mrs. Pearson inherited the house in 1951, collected its furnishings and named it Noble Hall. In 1972 it was the first building in Lee County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Erected 1988 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission / Lee County Historical Society

End of Noble Hall