…at 3175 Thomas Ave is Federal Style, was built as early as 1821 on a plantation several miles from the tiny settlement of Montgomery. In 1855 it was bought by Peachy Gilmer, brother of Gov Gilmer of Georgia. I think that would make Peachy bro-in-law to Alabama’s first two govrenors. But Peachy died in 1861 and his widow married into the Thomas Family, where ownership resided for well over 100 years. It is the oldest surviving residence in Montgomery and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The plantation was sub-divided many times; 58 acres of it became Huntingdon College.

-Charles Humphries

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