Foster House (Union Springs, Alabama)

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Foster House
Mrs. Hugh Foster House, 201 Kennon Street, Union Springs (Bullock County, Alabama).jpg
The Foster House as photographed by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1935
Foster House (Union Springs, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Foster House (Union Springs, Alabama)
Location 201 Kennon St., Union Springs, Alabama
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Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1854 (1854)
Architect Sterling J. Foster
Architectural style Greek Revival, Exotic Revival
NRHP Reference # 98001021[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1998

The Foster House in Union Springs, Alabama is the best example of Moorish Revival architecture in Alabama. The house was built by Dr. Sterling J. Foster, a physician, who built the house over five years from 1854. The house remained in the Foster family until 1947.[2]

The two-story wood-frame house is capped by a low-slope hipped roof. Its chief distinguishing feature is a two-story three-bay front porch with a deep spandrel at the top. The spandrel is cut out with ogee arches. A small balcony spans the upper level over the center-hall entrance. Double doors at the main entrance and off the balcony open into a center hall. There are two rooms on either side of the hall on both levels. A half-octagonal addition from 1896 houses bathrooms on both levels. Interior woodwork is mainly the house's original Greek Revival trim.[2]

The Foster House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1998.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 McIntyre, E. Patrick; Binkley, Trina (September 30, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Foster House" (PDF). National Park Srvice. Retrieved 1 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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