Architecture notebook 5: Pope House, or the Leroy Pope-Watts house or Patton-Echols-Spragins-Watts House, at 403 Echols Ave., Huntsville, Ala.

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Architecture notebook 5: Pope House, or the Leroy Pope-Watts house or Patton-Echols-Spragins-Watts House, at 403 Echols Ave., Huntsville, Ala.

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Pope House, also known as the Leroy Pope-Watts House and the Patton-Echols-Spragins-Watts House, built c. 1814. Originally Federal style. Renovated by George Steele c. 1848 to be a combination of Federal and Greek Revival styles. North wing added c. 1920s. Located at 403 Echols Ave., Huntsville, Alabama. LeRoy Pope, the first owner of the house, purchased a large tract of land, including Huntsville, and became an important part of Huntsville's political, economic, and cultural development. Pope hosted a dinner on the lawn of his house to honor General Andrew Jackson and his company when they passed through the area after the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend. The University of Alabama in Huntsville once leased this building to house its university presidents.
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.

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Harvie P. Jones Collection
Box 25, Folder 42
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama

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Jones, Harvie P., “Architecture notebook 5: Pope House, or the Leroy Pope-Watts house or Patton-Echols-Spragins-Watts House, at 403 Echols Ave., Huntsville, Ala.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed December 3, 2022, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/6605.

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