Brides Hill Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:10

Bride's Hill, known also as Sunnybrook, is a historic house near Wheeler, Alabama. It is one of the state's earliest surviving and most significant, examples of the Tidewater-type cottage.

A member of the Dandridge family, cousins of America's first First Lady (Martha Washington), is believed to have built Bride's Hill. Its deep cellar, lighted by oblong ground-level windows, houses a basement kitchen-dining room. On the main floor a broad central hall, with a graceful reverse-flight stairway rising to the low half-story above, separates two large rooms. Allegedly a separate brick kitchen structure once stood to the rear. When absorbed into the vast Joseph Wheeler estate in 1907, the house and surrounding farm became known as Sunnybrook. Located in rural Lawrence County, the house has been unoccupied since the 1980s and is in a state of disrepair.[3]

Bride's Hill, Lawrence County, AL.JPG

 

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Location
Wheeler
State
GeoCoord
34.67024°N 87.24452°W
Founded
1830
Status
Ruins
NRHP Ref Number
86001544