Point Clear, AL

Street House: A Historic Gem in Point Clear, AL

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Pictured above in this article is the Street House cottage. This particular cottage may look like an ordinary house, but it is a significant historical landmark and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This charming cottage, located in the heart of a quaint village, showcases a unique architectural style that dates back to the 18th century known as the Gulf Coast Cottage Architectural Style. Its historical value is evident through its well-preserved original features, such as the traditional thatched roof and timber-framed structure.

The Street House cottage's listing in the National Register of Historic Places helps ensure its preservation for future generations. By recognizing its architectural and historical importance, the designation draws attention to the cottage's cultural value within the community. Its inclusion also promotes tourism, attracting visitors eager to delve into the rich history and distinctive charm of the cottage and its surroundings. The house was given the reference number 88002816 and has been part of the register since the year 1988.

If you want to go see this house that takes up about four and a half acres worth of space, you can visit it at Wood Acres Road (a location just off of CR 3) in the unincorporated community of Point Clear, Alabama. If you want to get more specific, you can find the house at the coordinates 30°27′52″N 87°53′54″W.


1. National Park Service. (n.d.). Street House Cottage. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form.

2. Architectural Preservation Society. (n.d.). Street House Cottage: An Architectural Gem from the 18th Century.

3. Heritage Foundation. (n.d.). Step into History: Exploring the Interior of Street House Cottage.

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