Winter Place

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Winter Place
Winter Place May09 03.jpg
The South House, undergoing restoration in 2009
Winter Place is located in Alabama
Winter Place
Winter Place is located in the United States
Winter Place
Location454 South Goldwaite Street,
Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates32°22′17″N 86°18′57″W / 32.37139°N 86.31583°W / 32.37139; -86.31583Coordinates: 32°22′17″N 86°18′57″W / 32.37139°N 86.31583°W / 32.37139; -86.31583
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Second Empire
NRHP reference #06000439[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 31, 2006
Designated ARLHSeptember 29, 2005
Joseph Winter's first home in Montgomery, designed by Samuel Sloan in 1851

Winter Place is a historic complex of two conjoined houses and three outbuildings in Montgomery, Alabama.

The buildings were constructed from the 1850s through the 1870s; the Italianate style North House was built in the 1850s and was the home of the Joseph S. Winter family; the Second Empire style South House was built in the 1870s and was the home of Winter's daughter, Sally Gindrat Winter Thorington, and her husband, Robert D. Thorington. Joseph S. Winter's first house in Montgomery was designed by Samuel Sloan in 1851 and it is believed by architectural historians that Sloan designed Winter Place as well. Following several decades of neglect, the property was placed on the Alabama Historical Commission's Places in Peril list in 2004,[2] it was purchased in 2006 by Craig Drescher, who is stabilizing and restoring the structures.[3] The complex was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on September 29, 2005 and to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 2006.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Gregory, Melanie Betz (Fall 2004). "Places in Peril: Alabama's Endangered Historic Landmarks for 2004". Alabama Heritage (74).
  3. ^ "This Old House South". Air Force Print News Today. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2010.

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