Jonathan Bass House Museum

Jonathan Bass House Museum (HMGE7)

Location: Leeds, AL 35094 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 32.442', W 86° 33.492'

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Circa 1863

Jonathan Bass was born January 30, 1837, in Jefferson County. His father arrived in Jefferson County in 1816, and Jonathan was a life-long resident. Although the Bass House was under construction as early as 1863, Jonathan left the farm to join the Confederate Army in 1861. He finished the front two rooms when he returned from the war. Ruteria Watson married Jonathan on December 6, 1865. They built their home and left their descendants an uncommon example of architecture with unusual decorative elements of wood graining in the front parlors and stenciling on the ceiling of the Great Hall. The painted ceiling design in the Men's Parlor that depicts a billiard table is a rare feature in American architecture, unique for its time and place.
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HM NumberHMGE7
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByLeeds Historical Society / Alabama Landmarks and Heritage
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 541017 N 3711318
Decimal Degrees33.54070000, -86.55820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 32.442', W 86° 33.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 32' 26.52" N, 86° 33' 29.52" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 Montevallo Rd SW, Leeds AL 35094, US
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