Person:Henry C. Bradford

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Henry C. Bradford

 Merchant, Built the Weeden House

Residence:300 Gates Avenue SE


Notes:

•  Weeden House was built by Henry C. Bradford in 1819 (the same year Alabama became a state) during Huntsville's first economic boom. - About.com

•  "Henry Bradford, a merchant from Nashville, moved to Texas after his business went bankrupt following the Panic of 1819." - City Profile

•  "The house [buillt by Bradford] was intended to be a showplace on the frontier. Today, the Federal Period house features elaborate interior and exterior carvings, an entrance hall with Adamesque curves, stairway and rear wall. Its focal point is the spiral staircase with magnificent handrails. The museum itself is surrounded with oak and cottonwood trees." - City Profile

•  "The house [built by Bradford] is considered to be a good example of Federal architecture. It is composed of two-story brick house with features that include a spiral staircase, an outstanding leaded glass entrance fanlight, and even hand-carved mantels." - Ezine


Related Links:
•  About.com - Article by Jean Brandau "Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour - Weeden House Tour."
•  City Profile - Website; biographical information and home description
•  Ezine - Article by Mary Joyce makes a reference to Henry C. Bradford in the description of the Weeden House.
•  Weeden House Museum Website - The house Bradford built is now the Weeden House Museum.


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  300 Gates Avenue SE



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