The home’s builder, Edward Young, a New York native, moved to Eufaula from Georgia in 1837 with his wife Ann Fendall Beall Young. A banker and entrepreneur, Young organized the company that built the town’s first bridge across the Chattahoochee River. In 1856 he selected five acres of land in the College Hill section to build a home for his family. The structure, which later became known as Fendall Hall, was completed in 1860.
At that time, Italianate architecture had achieved huge popularity in the U.S. Characteristics of the Italianate style can be seen in Fendall Hall’s black-and-white Italian marble entry, eight carved Italian marble fireplace surrounds, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Bohemian cut glass pocket doors, and Victorian-era murals.
After Young’s death in 1879, his daughter Anna and son-in-law Stouten Hubert Dent, a captain in the Confederate army and commander of Dent’s Battery, occupied the house. The interior is restored to reflect the years of their occupancy -- from 1880 to 1916 -- a time when major changes occurred.
Spring bulbs planted by Anna Young in the 1860s continue to bloom from November until late March. Camellias, azaleas, and many other shrubs and trees remain, including 100 year old oak, pecan, and red cedar trees.
The Dents hired D.F. Liefrank of Columbus, Georgia, to stencil and paint the walls and ceilings in the entrance hall, drawing room, and dining room. These colorful murals depict flowers, cherubs, birds, and fruit.
Members of the Young family continued to live in Fendall Hall until 1973 when the Alabama Historical Commission purchased the home for development as a historic house museum. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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