McAlpine-Simons House

1836

505 E St S

Built for Judge Eli Sportridge, the house was purchased by Dr. August McAlpine in 1868. Notables who lived here were William Chilton, a Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Franklin Bowden, Sr., one of Alabama's first orators and for whom Bowden College and the town of Bowden, Georgia are named. Robert E. B. Baylor, who resided here as a young lawyer, went on to be ordained a Baptist minister and a driving force in the founding of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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