Historic Markers Across Alabama

Marshall J. Moore House (Alpha House)

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: at the intersection of South Jackson Street and Tuscaloosa St, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.002    W 086° 17.779
  32.3667    -86.29631666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In 1900, Marshall Moore and his wife, Agnes V. McClain commissioned Joseph O. Nesbitt, Sr., an African American contractor/builder, to construct this Victorian period cottage. The Moores, among the first graduates and early faculty members of Lincoln Normal School in Marion (Perry County), moved to Montgomery in 1887 when the school was relocated here. It was re-named the State Normal School for Colored Students (now Alabama State University).

From 1936 until 1993, the house remained in the family as the home of the Moore's youngest daughter Albertine and husband Elisha Campbell. In 1993, shortly after Mr. Campbell's death, his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha-Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter, purchased the house. In 2001, the fraternity restored the house retaining Victorian architectural details such as ornamental mantels and diamond shaped windows.

This historic landmark, currently being used as a social and civic gathering place for the fraternity and the community, was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1999.

End of Marshall J. Moore House (Alpha House)