This past weekend we went to visit Todd's family in Eufaula, Alabama. Eufaula is beautiful anytime of year but it's especially pretty at Christmas time when all of the huge southern homes are decorated. We were driving around and stumbled upon the Young-Dent Home.
It's not secret that I love old homes. I never get tired of looking at them, reading about the people who lived in them, and thinking about what life was like back when these homes were filled with the people who built them.
This home was built in 1856. Such a different world in 1856. I was born 100 years too late, I'm sure of it! We noticed a few people walk into the house and realized that it was open for tours. We had to make it quick though because they were hosting an event.
I can just picture women in dresses hosting their friends in this room and sipping their tea.
You wouldn't believe how tall these ceilings are! The murals on the ceilings were amazing- they were done in the 1880's when the house was "renovated".
The middle floor had a few bedrooms, more very very tall ceilings and a bathroom. We also got to go up in the cupola. In the (very small) stairwell going up there they had uncovered a section of the wall where the family members had signed their names. How cool is that?
This home was a few streets over but a private residence (I think). I would have loved to see the interior- I should have just gone up to the door and acted like I thought it was open to the public. At least I'd get to sneak a peek before they called the police on me!