“one of Mobile's finest examples of the Italianate Style”
One of Mobile's finest examples of the Italianate style. Famous for its cast-iron facade depicting the four seasons. National Register (1860). Lavish iron lace decorates the Richards – Daughters of the American Revolution House Museum. This beautiful Town House of the Italianate style tells the story of Mobile during its antebellum period. Steamboat Captain Charles G. Richards and his wife, Caroline Elizabeth Steele, built their dream house in 1860. The Ideal Cement Company purchased the house from Richards’ descendants in 1946. After being turned over to the city of Mobile in 1973, the five Mobile Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution leased the home. The organization is responsible for furnishing and administering it as a Period House Museum.
Fantastic tour! Lovely 10,000 square foot home with an interesting history. Be sure to ask about the ghosts!
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Richards DAR House Museum
- Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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