1. Greetings, Donna –

    I’ve become a great fan of your postings. What a terrific way to make Alabamians aware of their heritage. I was especially interested (and pleased) to open the latest and see my photos of the Manoah Hampton house featured. The originals are from my private collection — pictures I’ve taken since abut age 16 took all over the state, even during brief trips back to Alabama after I left. Before retiring as Senior Architectural Historian with the Alabama Historical Commission in 2014, I made arrangements with Archives & History staffer Cynthia Luckey (now deceased) for AHC to scan many of my original photos. I have quite a few more in various formats . Most of the material will go to an out-of-state university at my death, but I hope to get at least a portion of the Alabama material scanned and made publicly available . Unfortunately our state is not as attuned to material culture and vernacular architecture as are some of our sister southern states, so serious scholarship lags. But your initiative is a fine way to stoke further interest. Keep up the good work! Coincidentally, I’ve been slowly processing quite a few photos in my collection of lost Colbert County landmarks, as well as others located in adjacent Tennessee Valley counties.

    Bob Gamble

    1. Hi Bob, Thank you for your work in preserving Alabama’s history over the years! If you’d like to post any of your pictures on this website, you can email them to me at [email protected]. Donna

  2. I am a direct decendent of this family. Manoah Bostick Hampton and Cynthia Amamda Mitchell are my 3rd great-grand parents.