Historic Markers Across Alabama

Governor Shorter House

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: On S Lawrence St north of Scott St, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.428    W 086° 18.354
  32.3738    -86.3059
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDAED


Governor Shorter House
503 S. Lawrence St.

Residence of Civil War Governor John Gill Shorter, 1861-63. A strong supporter of Confederacy, Shorter built up defenses of state during war. Growing "Peace Movement" led to his defeat for re-election 1863.

House acquired by Jacob Greil 1878. Held by Greil family until 1910. A former Confederate officer, Greil became prominent Montgomery businessman and civic leader. House built 1854, in Italianate style by John P. Dickerson. Neo-classical portico, frieze, and interior details added early 1900's.

End of Governor Shorter House