This historic home, constructed in 1905, was once the residence of James W. Donnelly, the the man considered the "father" of Birmingham's excellent library system. The house was designed in the Neo-Georgian style, featuring a two-story, round portico supported by columnns. Today it serves as a wedding and events venue. The home is a contributing property of the Rhodes Park National Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood features numerous architecturally significant homes built in the early 20th century, often owned by important Birmingham figures such as James Donnelly.
Backstory and Context
Bowsher, Alice. "Rhodes Park." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/81449349-488a-4138-a54d-856bc052524c.
Diel, Stan. "Historic Donnelly House restoration uncovers layers of time." Alabama.com. November 06, 2011. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/81449349-488a-4138-a54d-856bc052524c.
Photo: The Donnelly House