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Gaineswood

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805 South Cedar Avenue
Demopolis, AL United States
http://www.preserveala.org/gaineswood.aspx

Between 1842 and the outbreak of the Civil War, Gaineswood evolved from a two-room cabin surrounded by 1000 acres of cotton into a Greek Revival style mansion. General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, the builder, was his own architect, though he had no formal training. The labor was done mostly by slaves, some of whom were extremely accomplished carpenters and plasterers. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

December 2014

Gainswood Open

December 6, 2014
Gaineswood, 805 South Cedar Avenue
Demopolis, AL United States
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(334) 289-0278 demopchamber@yahoo.com Between 1843 and the outbreak of the Civil War, Gaineswood evolved from a two-room “dogtrot” cabin into a Greek Revival style mansion. General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, the builder, was his own architect, though he had no formal training. The labor was done mostly by slaves, some of whom were extremely accomplished carpenters and plasterers. Three styles of Greek architecture are represented in the house: Doric-style outside, Ionic for the interior, and Corinthian in the drawing room. Gaineswood…

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April 2015

Spring Pilgrimage in Demopolis

April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Gaineswood, 805 South Cedar Avenue
Demopolis, AL United States
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$20

The Marengo County Historical Society swings open the doors to its biennial Spring Pilgrimage of historic homes in Demopolis, Alabama, on April 11-12, 2015. This year's tour includes THE WAY WE WORKED, a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit. The exhibit, in conjunction with the Southern Literary Trail 2015, welcomes Alabama Humanities' Road Scholar Christopher Lang to talk about Antique Alabama Furniture. Lang depicts the rich and diverse traditions of Alabama cabinetmaking trade. There will be a display table with show and…

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