Carson House, 610 36th Avenue, circa 1831

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Title

Carson House, 610 36th Avenue, circa 1831

Subject

Houses and homes

Description

This house, formerly known as the Carson-Mayfield-Sutley House, is located at 610 36th Avenue and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Described in "Past Horizons" in 1995:

The house has an unusually beautiful portico. The fluted columns are quite tall and slender and thus give the house a delicate beauty. There is a small balcony above the entrance which is in perfect proportion to the slender columns. The first structure was of hand-hewn logs. Captain Thomas Lynch Carson enlarged the house in 1826 to the graceful proportions it has today. Four large, square rooms, up and down stairs, are divided by front and rear halls running through the center of the house. Long verandas span the width of the house on both floors across the back. Lovely mantels, wide molding around the doorways and a graceful stairway are charming features of the interior.

Thomas Lynch Carson married Sarah Marr, on whose family property the University of Alabama now stands. After Mr. Carson's death, she married Capt. George Cox, who came from Huntsville in 1819, bringing his goods in wagons.

For many years Judge J. J. Mayfield lived in the house.

L.P. Sutley owned the house in 1978 when "Past Horizons" was published by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society.

Creator

Union Furniture Company

Source

Union Furniture Company

Publisher

Union Furniture Company

Date

1995

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Betty Slowe (Description)

Rights

Union Furniture Company

Type

Drawing

Identifier

1028

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

8 1/2 inches x 11 inches