Sunday, June 7, 2009

Shirley Place


Shirley Place in downtown Northport is on the National Historic Register.
Mr. Marvin Harper, the home's last owner and caretaker, passed away in April. Mr. Harper sold the home to the City of Northport in 1997 with the agreement that he be allowed to live in it until his death. He was the great nephew of James Shirley and was a noted historian and preservationist. His dream was to have the home become a heritage and learning center. The home is open for tours by appointment.

2 comments:

Jacob said...

Very nice home. Have you been through it. It's been around a long time! Glad they made it a historic heritage!

D said...

Jacob - I have never been inside. I hope to take a tour this summer!