This beautiful Classic-Revival mansion was built in 1906, after the previous home at the site had burnt in a devastating fire. Known as the Shorter Mansion, the Eufaula Heritage Association has preserved this landmark for visitors to explore and even reserve for events.
The home was built by Eli Sims Shorter II along with his wife Wileyna Lamar. Eli was a lawyer and had graduated from the Howard College in 1874. In 1884 he married Wileyna and raised three children. It cost over $100,000 at the turn of the century to build the elegant mansion. It sprawls nearly 9,000 square feet.
The house was completed and the Shorter family made their residence at the home in downtown Eufaula. When Eli died in 1908, his wife took over the home where she continued to live until her death in 1927. The home was then past to the next few generations of granddaughters until the final transfer was made in a 1965 auction. The Eufaula Heritage Association purchased the mansion for $33,000 in 1972.
How to Visit
The museum is occasionally open for tours led by volunteers of the Eufaula Heritage Association.
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