Homes on Tour
*Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
HA: Handicapped Accessible
Shorter Mansion* (Daytime)
340 North Eufaula Avenue. The mansion was originally built in 1884 and
remodeled in 1906 by Eli Sims Shorter II. The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes it as an outstanding example of Neo-classical Revival architecture. Open year round, it houses the Eufaula Historic Museum and is headquarters for the Eufaula Heritage Association. HA.
424 North Eufaula Avenue. Completed in 1895, this Victorian home features a gabled roof
and a tower room as well as a wrap-around gallery.
Many pieces of late Victorian Eastlake furniture are featured.
605 North Randolph Avenue. In 1889 Edgar & Mamie Rhoades Long built this home next door to her parents. Many family antiques, sporting art, and decoys are displayed in the home.
Superior Pecans* (Daytime)
317 North Orange Avenue. Processing pecans for over 70 years, the antique
facility offers more than just nuts! Come for a truly unique tour of the factory, built in 1897 from an older antebellum structure, and see why this is an old Southern tradition with new twists.
Fendall Hall* (Daytime)
917 West Barbour Street. Owned by the Alabama Historical Commission, this Italianate home is noted for its elaborate hand-painted murals and for its marble-floored entry hall. Exterior paint and repair were recently completed just in time for the 150th anniversary (1860 - 2010.) HA.
3126 South Eufaula Avenue. Built in 1862, this Greek Revival cottage originally had a wide front porch with six square columns. The house is made of wide wooden boards with handmade double
entrance doors. In earlier days, the home was a popular site for square dances.
Cedar Heights* (Daytime)
504 Cedar Heights Road, Pittsview. One of Russell County’s largest plantations, this Greek Revival 1837 home was built of onsite hardwood. Visit the Butterfly and Ship Rooms, admire
handcarved Indonesian furniture, and share in the owner’s love for this truly unique home.
Garrison Gardens (Daytime) - photo coming soon
136 Cherry Street. First planted in 1910 by the present owner’s grandmother, this spring bulb garden contains dozens of varieties, as well as flowering shrubs.
Dixon Gardens (Daytime)
1745 Country Club Road. This fifty-year-old garden, planted by the owner’s mother,
exhibits the looser landscape of an old fashioned Southern garden, with many original plants.
Carpenter Gardens (Daytime)
1025 Foxridge Road. Blooming dogwoods, azaleas and roses adorn this large wooded garden. Fountains, statuaries, and other plants add to the peaceful beauty.
(Picture taken just before full bloom)
Swift-Stetler Gardens (Daytime)
210 Choctaw Drive. Flowering shrubs and trees line garden pathways that lead to a
breathtaking view of Lake Eufaula.
First Presbyterian Church* (Daytime and Candlelight)
201 North Randolph Avenue. Completed in 1869, this lovely sanctuary remains almost unchanged. The pulpit, light fixtures, blinds, and pews are all originals. This Gothic style church was constructed of brick brought from Holland. HA.
St. Luke A.M.E. Church* (Daytime Friday and Saturday)
234 T.V. McCoo Boulevard. Built in the early 1840s as the First Baptist Church, it has been owned by the A.M.E. Church since 1877. The classic portico with Doric columns remains
unchanged. It is listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey.
St. James Episcopal Church* (Daytime and Candlelight) - photo coming soon
301 North Eufaula Avenue. The sanctuary dates from 1905, but many furnishings predate the church. The altar was hand-carved by a German refugee, and the altar linens are hand-made.
The Moeller organ, rose window, and bell tower add to its charm.
312 North Eufaula Avenue. Heavy plaster molding and vintage European
chandeliers grace this 1901 Classical Revival style home as well as recently discovered mahogany pocket doors. Of special interest are the recently added gourmet kitchen and the display of antique baby beds and clothing. The home was featured in the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
127 Cherry Street. Built about 1868, this Italianate cottage has been occupied by the Petry-Stewart-Honan family since 1876. The two-story home, with fifteen-foot ceilings, has a breezeway extending to the original kitchen and servants’ quarters. HA.
501 North Randolph Avenue. The early Victorian home of U.S. Senator
James Pugh dates from c 1848. It was built entirely of materials from Barbour County and retains basically the original floor plan. The skit around the dining room table is must-see as boisterous characters revisit from their graves and toast the small-town gossip of old Eufaula.
641 North Eufaula Avenue. This 1872 Greek Revival cottage retains much of its original floor plan and fittings. Originally located on Orange Street, it was rolled on logs to its present location. It is beautifully maintained and filled with Oriental antiques.
Macon-Thomas Home* (Candlelight)
606 North Randolph Avenue. This 1850s Greek Revival cottage originally had three rooms constructed with wood pegs and has hand-hewn doors, laths, and timbers. One room is dedicated to the owner’s extensive collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Esry Front Porch (Daytime Sunday)
343 North Randolph Avenue.
Fiel Front Porch (Daytime Sunday)
422 North Randolph Avenue.
Mathisen Front Porch (Daytime Sunday)
710 North Randolph Avenue.