Joel Hurt House

Joel Hurt House (HM1BCT)

Location: Hurtsboro, AL 36860 Russell County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 14.424', W 85° 24.709'

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The home was built in 1857 by the founder of Hurtsboro, Joel Hurt, Sr. (1813-1861) and his wife, Lucy Long Hurt (1822-1915). Their saw mill, constructed near Hurtsboro Creek, provided lumber for the home and surrounding community. With the addition of the Mobile & Girard Railroad, the town of Hurtsboro was established and flourished. One of the Hurt's eleven children, Joel Hurt, Jr. (1850-1926) resided here as a child and later played a major role in the architectural development of Atlanta, Georgia. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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The one story Greek Revival asymmetrical structure presents an expansive front porch with nine columns and a connecting north porch with three columns. The home received significant updating and Edwardian decoration in 1906 including the ornate varnished entrance portal with double doors. An elegant central hallway features pressed tin covered ceiling and walls accented with paired ionic wood columns on paneled bases connected by carved wood valences. The home was fully renovated in 2002 while preserving its unique charm and architecture.
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HM NumberHM1BCT
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Donna & Brant McKee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 649627 N 3568189
Decimal Degrees32.24040000, -85.41181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.424', W 85° 24.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 25.44" N, 85° 24' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 605-619 Church Rd, Hurtsboro AL 36860, US
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