This blog post continues the recounting of events from our family vacation of August 1-7, 2009.
In my last post, I described visiting the home of General William Blount McClellan, the residence of my husband’s ancestors down in Talladega, Alabama.
The next day, after our trip to Birmingham to the Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Street Church, we drove by the home of one of the General’s daughters, Elizabeth Idora McClellan. Elizabeth became known as a writer and her papers are inventoried as part of the UNC North Carolina Collection.
During my visit to the Talladega Public Library a two days earlier, I’d found an architectural description of the home along with a picture. I’d also had a picture that another researcher sent to me. So, off we go driving around the area of Talladega in which we knew the home to be located.
We found the home, it is at 511 East Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Idora lived in this home with her first husband, Albert Plowman.
No knocking on doors this time to see it; I just wanted to know where it was Maybe next time!