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Tour of historic Belle Mont Mansion

Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF) Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF)
Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF) Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF)
Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF) Belle Mont Mansion (Source: WAFF)
TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

A hot spot for tourists in Lauderdale County is getting a facelift.

Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia was built in 1828, and is one of the state’s most distinguished homes.

Ninon Parker, with the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation, says the Mansion is full of history.

"Alexander Mitchell sold the house just about 5 years after building it,” said Parker.  “Issac and Kathrine Winston bought this home and their descendants lived in it for many years."

Many historic homes keep little reminders of the original décor, but the Foundation takes great care to maintain the integrity of Belle Mont Mansion.

"We still have the remains of wallpaper…dating to the 1850's,” said Parker. “It was gold leafed and flocked."

Parker says vandals destroyed some items, but the Foundation has worked hard attaining substitute period pieces when the original would not be repaired.

You can read more about the home on the Alabama Historical Commission website.
 

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