Eufaula Things to Do

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    Shorter Mansion

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 5, 2011

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    WE got here on a Sunday, and therefore closed. People in town indicated it may not be open on Monday either, and that was the Memorial DAy. WE did not stay around to find out. The home was built in 1884, and renovations upgrade to look Greek Revival made in 1901-06. Eli Shorter died two years later, but his wife lived there until 1927, and later a daughter lived there until 1960's. Due to lack of funds, it was auctioned in 1965, and some town residents bought it and reworked the deteriorated structure.
    The home has 17 columns around the porch

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    Fendall Hall

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 5, 2011

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    This home was built in 1860 by Edward & Ann Young, and it remained in the family until around 1940's. The historic Society now owns it, and it is open for viewing Mon-Friday 10-4, but was closed to us on Memorial Day holiday. Admission is $5. It is said to have black & white marble hall squares, pine floors, and a great deal of furniture inside.

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    Downtown Structures

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    There are a number of preserved buildings along the main street of N. Eufaula and Broad, all from 1850's through early 1900's. The corner old hotel is the stand out on the center of town; the Bluff City Inn of 1885 built by the Reeves, who controlled bank activity in town.

    Some buildings on Eufaula Row of decorative structures on Eufaula Bluff City Inn of 1885 First Baptist Church on Randolph from 1837
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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written Aug 15, 2008

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    pictured is the confederate civil war memorial in eufaula. what makes this memorial unique is that it is in the middle of busy highway intersection. probably years ago it was in a small park but as the highway expanded it is now in the middle of the street.

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    shorter mansion and museum

    by doug48 Written Aug 15, 2008

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    a good place to start a visit of the beautiful homes of eufaula is the shorter mansion and museum. this beautiful home was built in 1884. the shorter mansion is open to the public for a small fee year round. in april of each year is the "eufaula pilgimage". many of eufaula's homes are open to the public during this event. for information check their website.

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    carnegie library

    by doug48 Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    located on n. eufaula ave. is the carnegie library. the steel magnate andrew carnegie donated sixty million dollars to build 2,811 libraries in the united states and europe. the carnegie library is one of a number of interesting historic buildings in eufaula.

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    Historic Homes in Town

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 5, 2011

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    There are about 700 homes in town that are all very well preserved over the years, given the majority were built 1840-1890 era. It takes a lot to upkeep and modernized to habitat to new conveniences; like central heat and air.

    Foy-Hamilton home on Eufaula from 1849 CArnegie Library in use today from 1904 Kendall Manor on Broad St. of 1872 Copeland French home on Broad of 1886
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    couric-smith house

    by doug48 Updated Aug 15, 2008

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    this beautiful greek revival home was built in 1850. this is the ancesteral home of the news anchor katie couric. this home is open to the public during the "eufaula pilrgimage".

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    sparks-bennett house

    by doug48 Written Aug 15, 2008

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    the sparks-bennett house was built in 1909 for c.g. mercer who was eufaula's mayor at the time. this beautiful home is open to the public during the "eufaula pilgrimage".

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    Walter George Dam

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 5, 2011

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    In 1962, the Corp of Engineers completed this dam to serve water needs and recreation in the area. It has 640 miles of shoreline, and a peaceful looking lake backing up the Chattahoochee River

    Water Flow over DAm Water entry to dam wall Lake above the dam Peaceful downstrean Chattahoochee
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