The 1859 House is a historic plantation house located in Perry County, Alabama. Built in 1859, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public for tours. It offers visitors a glimpse into life on a southern plantation before and after the Civil War.
This home was built for Edward A. Blount and his wife, Mary, between 1853 and 1859. In January 1852, the Blount’s bought three lots at the location of this house for $26, $40 and $20. A clear title was granted for this property in January 1853 when the note was satisfied.
In 1859, The Blount’s sold the home and property to the Siloam Baptist Church. It was used as a church parsonage until a new one was built on Washington Street. This 2-story frame home has full width porches up and down, decorative saw work columns and railings and heart pine and eastern white pine floors. It is a contributing property to the West Marion Historic District that’s listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places (NRHP).