Select... "Redstone Arsenal 1972 Unofficial Guide." Architecture notebook 16: Dancy-Polk House, in Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 16: Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, near Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 17: Lyle Residence, northeast of Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 4: Cotaco Stage House, or the White House at Cotaco, near Cotaco, Ala. Architecture notebook 48: Old State Bank, Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 48: Peck House, in Cole Springs, Alabama. Architecture notebook 6: Bride's Hill, or Sunnybrook House, near Decatur, Ala. Architecture notebook 60: Kelly Residence at 508 8th Ave., Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 62: Murphey House, on Glenwood Rd., Decatur, Alabama. Architecture notebook 8: 1837 Somerville Courthouse, in Somerville, Ala. Architecture notebook 8: Houston House, or Gilchrest-Houston-Rice House or Rice House, Houston Ave., in Somerville, Ala. Civil War diary of George Washington Harris. Coal barge on the Tennessee River. Legal and court documents, 1849 (1 of 2) Letter from Goforth Enterprises, Inc. to Mr. H. R. Mitchell thanking him for his interest in the Skyliner and requesting survey information. Letter from Marion W. Groner to H. R. Mitchell discussing the "Stage Shop." Transcript of the Civil War diary of George Washington Harris. Western Union Telegram from Tom Hayes to Hubert Mitchell.
Select... A note on the reverse of the photograph reads, "Ton of coal passing Decatur on the Tennessee River." Addresses and locations of the structures pictured may no longer be accurate, as street names and house numbers change over time. The addresses given reflect the information provided by Harvie Jones at the time he documented these structures. Bride's Hill, or Sunnybrook House, built c. 1830 by Elizabeth Dandridge. Federal and 20th Century style. Tidewater-type cottage. Located near Highway 20 West of Decatur, Alabama. Cotaco Stage House, also known as the White House at Cotaco, built c. 1819. Federal style. Listed on the Alabama Register of Historic Places on March 8, 1994. Located a half mile south of Cotaco, Alabama in Morgan County. Is said to have been the county courthouse before the construction of the 1840s courthouse in Somerville. Dancy-Polk House, built c. 1828. Palladian-influenced Federal Period architecture. Located in Decatur, Alabama. Dr. William Murphey House, built c. 1818. Log and stone house renovated with the help of Trico Steel Company and the Alabama Historical Commission. Dr. Murphey owned a large plantation as well. Located on Glenwood Rd., near Decatur, Alabama. Harris served as a private in Company F of the 149th Indiana Infantry Regiment, which occupied Decatur, Alabama in 1865. He enrolled at Terre Haute, Indiana, on February 15, 1865 at the age of twenty. Harris records his experiences as a soldier and traces his journey south to Decatur. Harris also describes his interactions with locals in North Alabama, writing in April 1865 that he "halted to talk with a family of Rebbs questioning concerning their so-called independence but found out nothing of importance Except that ther hopes had fled." He also includes descriptions of skirmishes in which he took part, as well as lengthy descriptions of the terrain and weather. Harris adds his comments on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and writes down song lyrics and poetry at points. Harris was discharged on September 27, 1865. Harris served as a private in Company F of the 149th Indiana Infantry Regiment, which occupied Decatur, Alabama in 1865. He enrolled at Terre Haute, Indiana, on February 15, 1865 at the age of twenty. Harris records his experiences as a soldier and traces his journey south to Decatur. Harris was discharged on September 27, 1865. The transcription includes a key to the cipher that Harris sometimes used, as well as notes and clarifications in brackets and parentheses. Also included are the complete lyrics to the Union song "Reply to the Bonnie Blue Flag," part of which Harris records in an entry here. Houston House, also known as the the Gilchrest-Houston-Rice house and the Rice House, built c. 1834. Located on Houston Ave. in Somerville, Alabama. Kelly Residence, built c. 1915. Remodeled in 1995-6. Located at 508 8th Ave., Decatur, Alabama. Lyle Residence, built c. 1840-1870. Original structure a log house. Located northeast of Decatur, Alabama. Old State Bank, built 1832 by architect George Steele. The building housed the bank and second floor living quarters for banking residence as required by early law. Built in Greek Revival styles. Used as a hospital during the Battle of Decatur. Restored once in the 1930s. Located on Bank St., Decatur, Alabama. Peck House, built by John Brown in 1855. Includes a second addition for family to move in to help Brown's widow after his death in 1860. Victorian style porch. Located in Cole Springs, Alabama. Somerville Courthouse, built c. 1837. Federal Style. Located in Somerville, Alabama. The first permanent courthouse in Morgan County, Alabama. The telegram discusses the park project development and has a note on the back, presumably written by Mitchell, listing what he needs to discuss with Hayes over a telephone call. This guide to Redstone Arsenal contains a history of the Arsenal, complete with pictures of "Army Missiles of the Past" and details about the Army Commands stationed there, as well as descriptions of the amenities, facilities, and social opportunities available on base and in the Huntsville area. Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, built c. 1885-1900. Located approximately seventeen miles west of Decatur.
Select... Boone Publications, inc., Lubbock, Tex. Fearn, Thomas Groner, Marion W. Harris, George Washington Hayes, Tom Hoyle, J. Robert Jones, Harvie P. Steele, George Welch, Christopher