Dellet House in Claiborne

The main house on the Dellet Plantation in Claiborne, Monroe County, was built between 1835 and 1840 by lawyer, politician, and plantation owner James Dellet, who served as the first Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1819. The town of Claiborne was a bustling center of business and civic life in the early years of Alabama's statehood, but it is now abandoned; the Dellet house is the only remaining residence there.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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