Historic Structures

Stone-Young Plantation, Burkville Alabama

Date added: January 26, 2018 Categories: Alabama House Plantations & Farms Mansion Greek Revival

The Stone-Young Plantation, located about seven miles from Montgomery is one of the finest examples of an old southern plantation home, (The slave quarters and minor buildings which were quite extensively and widely known were destroyed by fire in the late 1920s. The old mansion, oat kitchen and smoke house offer an outstanding example of work done during this period along the more pretentious line. The main house is of brick stuccoed, with markings imitating stone and two storied - portico on the front, small one story wings at the rear with minor porches on the respective fronts. The house is magnificent in its proportions and an exceptionally fine example of the Greek Revival. The detail of the front entrance, with balcony over it, the front and side porches, the flat parapet, the iron grills and railing, the interior trim and stair are all done in a way which is typical and expressive of the finest work done during this period. The usual block plan with the square rooms on each corner and.the wide hall is followed here. The outside kitchen and smoke house are of brick with hipped roofs and are extremely pleasing in their proportions and simplicity. This house with the pollard house and the Loretta Academy, which are very close parallels, offers an outstanding example for record and study of this period.

The foundations of the house are briex; floors are of pine boards; exterior walls are stucco over brick marked off to imitate stone, the interior walls are plaster over wooden laths, the roof is of metal with standing seams.