Foscue House

Foscue House (HMPK0)

Location: Demopolis, AL 36732 Marengo County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 29.125', W 87° 52.051'

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Built in 1840 for Augustus Foscue (1799-1861), a North Carolina native who owned more than 3,000 acres and 137 slaves in Marengo County by 1850. Daughter Mary Alice (1838-1899) married in 1855 to Dr. Bryan Watkins Whitfield (1828-1908), son of Gen. Nathan Bryan Whitfield of nearby Gaineswood Plantation.

Original construction date worked into orange-hued brick on south side chimney. Brown-hued brick addition built onto front in 1849, requiring removal of two-tiered, columned entrance portico. Present shed-roofed porch added in twentieth century by Jesse G. Whitfield, replacing small 1849 portico.

Interior woodwork and wainscoting bear original "faux bois" graining to simulate bird's eye maple done by slave, Bob Ashe, who became a well-known carpenter in postbellum Demopolis.
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HM NumberHMPK0
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 418491 N 3594573
Decimal Degrees32.48541667, -87.86751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.125', W 87° 52.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 7.50" N, 87° 52' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5666-5686 Unnamed Road, Demopolis AL 36732, US
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