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Historic 1835 Bothwell-Embry House in Ashville, Alabama

182 5th Avenue, Ashville, , 35953 Property Website Dated Posted: April 24, 2014


Circa 1835

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SOLDABSOLUTE AUCTION – Selling Regardless of Price!
May 31 in Ashville, AL
Beautifully maintained Federal style Historic Home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on 4± acres located 1 block south of the St. Clair County Courthouse in Ashville, Alabama’s Historic District. This home is featured on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and registered with the Alabama Historical Commission.
Built in 1835, this beautifully preserved historic home has been well cared for and meticulously maintained to preserve the character and prestige of this historic estate.
This estate is nestled on 4± virtually flat acres that are fenced to acknowledge the approximate property boundaries. The estate also features a 20×40 gunite heated pool with stone waterfall, exterior lighting, several workshop/sheds and a pool house. This historic home deserves that special owner who will preserve the rich history of the estate.
The Bothwell-Embry House is a two-story, wood frame, three-bay wide Federal house with exterior chimneys at the gable ends and a central, two-story columned portico.
The Bothwell –Embry House is architecturally significant as one of the finest remaining early houses in Ashville, AL. Constructed in 1835 as single-pile, Plantation Plain type structure with Federal Period refinements, it has been expanded in several phases (1852, 1882, 1917) and each phase has retained its period integrity. The 1852 additions, which consisted of a dining and kitchen wing and a back porch, were the work of Richard A. Crow, a master builder, who also probably worked with the original builder as a young man. The house is particularly noted for its portico and robust parlor mantel designed in the 18th-century neoclassical Style of the Adams Brothers.
Local History: The home is associated with Dr. James J. Bothwell, a locally noted physician and politician. Bothwell, the town’s second physician, also served first as the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
PRE-SALE INSPECTION: An Albert Auction representative will be available: May 16th, 17th, 18th, 23th, 24th, 25th, & 30th, 2014 between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information call (800) 434-1654. 256-543-1654.
AUCTION REGISTRATION: Registration begins at 10:00 A.M. on Auction Day. Auction begins at 11:00 A.M.
AUCTION LOCATION: 182 5th Ave, Ashville, AL.
TERMS: Ten percent (10%) down Auction Day with closing in 30 days. Certified funds in the amount of $20,000.00 will be required to bid. The certified funds may be in the form of a Cashier’s Check made payable to the bidder, or a personal or company check with a Bank Letter of Guaranty.
AUCTION FEE: A 10% auction fee will be added to the high bid price to arrive at the contract price paid by the purchaser.
BROKER PARTICIPATION: Broker participation is welcome. Call for guidelines: (800) 434-1654 or (256) 543-1654.
To read more property details, as well as the home’s architectural significance and history, visit the property website below.

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