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It is the grandest plantation house ever built in Marengo County and is one of the most significant remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture in Alabama.
Gaineswood was designed and built by General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, beginning in 1843 as an open-hall log dwelling.
The gatehouse and gates had to moved closer to the house as the city streets were widened in the 20th century.
The interior features decorative plasterwork throughout the main floor.
Doors to either side of the bay provide access to the semicircular porch outside.
The ballroom features four fluted Corinthian columns and twenty-four fluted Corinthian pilasters, vis-à-vis mirrors, an elaborate plaster cornice, and a coffered ceiling.
The purpose of this site is to act as an information portal for the general public.The second floor is much simpler in decor and contains a boudoir, a nursery, and four large bedrooms.Whitfield directed the digging of a drainage canal 18 to prevent water from overflowing and flooding the plantation. The rainfall on a large section of the Gaineswood estate originally had to follow a 17-mile (27 km) course to reach the Tombigbee River.Parterre gardens off of the main north portico and south porch are surrounded by low masonry and wood balustrades and feature period-appropriate plantings and marble statuary.A rooftop observation ring with a vasiform balustrade surmounts the house and was used for observing the estate.This site is NOT intended to supplant the community notification process, but rather, it allows the criminal justice community to promote public awareness concerning the potential threat that sex offender's and fugitives pose to Demopolis citizens, and make information regarding alerts easily accessible. The Demopolis Police Department updates this information regularly; however, you are cautioned that the information contained on this site may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding the offender!If you believe that any of the information found in these records is in error, please contact the Demopolis Police Department.*No representation is made that Deshawn Raphael Lawson is currently on the state's offenders registry.All names presented here were gathered at a past date.Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added.Some addresses or other data might no longer be current.