Donnelly House and Gardens (Birmingham, Alabama)
|Donnelly House and Gardens|
|Architectural style(s)||Classical Revival|
|Official name: Donnelly House|
|Designated||May 20, 1975|
The historic Donnelly House, an example of Neo-classical architecture, was built in 1905 as the residence of James W. Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly was an industrialist, manufacturer, real-estate developer, philanthropist, and civic leader. After retiring from Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, he moved south to Birmingham where this magnificent Georgian-colonial mansion had been constructed, featuring over 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) of living space and spectacular white marble floors.
While the Donnelly House has served primarily as a private residence, it was also the home of the Birmingham Civic Ballet during the 1950s. Ultimately, the home was opened as a venue for weddings, business meetings and other activities.
The home was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 20, 1975. It is also a contributing property to the Highland Avenue Historic District, a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
See also↑Jump back a section
- "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- Alabama Ballet, formerly Birmingham Civic Ballet
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
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