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    Front: Burritt Museum, Huntsville, Alabama
    Back: Burritt Museum is located on top of Monte Sano Mountain and is one of the outstanding attractions in the area.
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    Monte Sand Mountain. Huntsville. Ala.
    Former home of Dr W. H. Burritt, donated to city of Huntsville. Built in 1937 in unusual structure of Maltese Cross, and insulated with bales of straw. Situated on Round Top, highest point of 167 acre tract giving magnificent view of Huntsville and surrounding area.
  • img_00803.pdf

    This unique building it located on Round Top Mountain near Huntiville. Ala. This property was given to the city by Dr. Burritt, a world traveler whose collections of oddities can now be viewed by the public. Among the rarities are a bed owned by a King of Spain and a mantle of Chittem Wood.
  • img_00805.pdf

    Back: PARLOR AT BURRITT MUSEUM, Monte Sano Mountain, Huntiville. Ala.
    Over Adams Mantle is shown oil portrait of donor, Dr. W. H. Burritt. Contents include imported lace curtains and drapes, original furniture such at old Steinwey piano, music box. and collection of Wedgwood plaques and statuary.
  • img_00807.pdf

    Back: BURRITT MUSEUM on Monte Sano Mountain, Huntsville. Alabama
    Many of the furnishings of this formal parlor were collected by Dr. William Burritt during some of his numerous trips to foreign countries. His portrait hangs over the beautiful Adam Mantel which originally graced the parlor of the Burritt home place on Eustis Avenue in downtown Huntsville.
  • img_00809.pdf

    Back: Burritt Museum, Atop Monte Sano, Huntsville, Alabama
  • img_00819.pdf

    Back: Smith-Williams Log House at Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum (1900). The Smith-Williams house originally stood on the eastern base of Monte Sano Mountain. It is a typical home of a subsistence farm family in the hills of North Alabama in 1900.
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    Back: Gardiner Cabin at Burritt on the Mountain - a Living Museum (1850). The Gardiner Cabin originally stood in southern Madison County near the Tennessee River. A small one-room cabin, it is typical of slave housing in the Tennessee Valley.
  • img_00825.pdf

    Back: Aerial view of Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum with Jones Valley in the background.
  • img_00829.pdf

    Back: Arch at entrance to Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum, Built by Dr. William Henry Burritt as the entrance to his retirement estate completed in 1938.
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    Back: Sorghum Furnace at Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum. Southern farmers boiled down the juice from their sorghum cane crops in furnaces to make a pure, amber colored syrup. In the late 19th century, sorghum was the most popular sweetener in the South.
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    Back: Brush Goat at Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum. Historic breeds of animals typical on the farms of North Alabama in 1900 bring to life the experiences of our rural ancestors. The term Brush Goat simply refers to a mixture of two or more breeds.
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    Back: BURRITT MUSEUM on Monto Sano Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama. Situated on 167 acres of land, with one of the most scenic views in the beautiful North Alabama region. The Burritt Museum and its grounds contain countless items of local and national interest.
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    Back: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum. Built by Dr. William Henry Burritt for his retirement home atop Round Top Mountain with a commanding view of the City of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. Completed in 1938, the house is insulated with 2200 bales of wheat straw.
  • img_00841.pdf

    Back: Blacksmith at work at Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum. Living history interpreters perform the tasks of 19th century farmers in Burritt's Living History Program.
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