Historic Markers Across Alabama



Oak Place



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Huntsville
County: Madison
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Waymark: None
 



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George Gilliam Steele, one of Huntsville’s preeminent architects, designed and built Oak Place as his country residence circa 1840 on 320 acres. An outstanding example of Early Greek Revival architecture, it was unique for the period with its split-level style, English basement, sliding pocket doors, and other unusual architectural features. Oak Place was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War and served as headquarters for General Joe Wheeler when a military camp was established in Huntsville during the Spanish-American War. Purchased by the East Huntsville Baptist Church in 1960 and renovated in 1980.

Historic American Building Survey (HABS) - 1934
National Register of Historic Places - 1974







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