PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION
Historic Marion, Alabama Antebellum Home
Due to health issues, the owner has hired Pearce & Associates to sell this Historic Marion, Alabama home and all of its outstanding antique furnishings. The antiques are listed as a separate online auction. You can go to our home page to view and bid on those items.
This incredible home is in need of some restoration. The front porch has fallen in but the rest of the home appears to be in very solid condition. Don’t let the view from the front fool you! You will be amazed when you enter the home.
Please check back for additional information about the home, property, provenance and historical information about the City of Marion.We will be adding additional photos and a virtual tour video of the property!
About the home...
Built irca 1838. The earliest found records reflect the house was owned by Langston Goree. Two story home with massive columns, bay windows and full porches on both levels. Later owned by John huckabee in 1856 was sold to Charlie Wilkerson, sheriff of Marion, Alabama and remained in the family for more than 70 years. Sold in 1991 to the Fred Bohlen family, then Scheibel family and to present owner in 1998. 5800 square feet of living space, 14 foot ceilings downstairs, 12 foot ceilings upstairs, with another 1600 square feet in the unfinished attic. Windows on both floors can be used as doors to balcony or porch(s) by raising rope window and opening window sill base. Seven fireplaces, all hardwood floors. Eight inch heart pine planks of one piece of wood each which run the length of the room(s). Chandeliers are original to the house. Chandelier in dining room from a mansion in Uniontown, Alabama. Gas heat as well as 4 ton electric heat pump. Some plumbing replaced in 1998. New water line from street main to house with pump handle spigot and new field exit line 4-6 inch pvc installed. Home sits on approximately 2 acres with 100 year old pecan trees, two goldfish viewing ponds overlooked by life-size Venus DeMilo statue and a magnolia tree. Small cobblestoned garden/patio in back. Walking distance to downtown, antique stores, shopping, and churches. Adjacent to Judson College. Very structurally sound home built with wooden peg and groove, all oak. Cosmetic front porch roof and porches need restoration and base of one column on side porch. Some windows sashes need updating. New tin roof placed on entire home with fifty year warranty. Chimneys refurbished. Mostly original glass window panes with original hand-made bubble imperfections. Most of the Antebellum Plantation homes still exist in Marion, Alabama because when Sherman’s Union troops came up from Demopolis to burn Marion on their way to Atlanta, over the ridge (Muckles Ridge.... original town name of Marion) they spotted the Carlisle Plantation, Italianate in style with a slate roof and was mistaken for a fort. The Union troops bypassed Marion on their way to Selma,, Alabama. In an upstairs bedroom window looking southward is the word "Battle" etched in the window as a message to survivors in case of attack. Another bedroom has a small door opening into a small room for the family to hide from Union soldiers. The door could easily be hidden behind a bed or other piece of furniture. Home has been well known for its feeling of being a happy home with a history of visitors and entertaining guests, thus nicknamed by its present owner "Cottillion Manor" . Many travelers from many other states have dropped by just to see the house. House is on Historical registry.
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