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Hughes Mansion

JT Hughes mansion on S. 5th Ave. J.T. Hughes was one of four sons of J.E. Hughes (James Edwin).

 

 

 

 

Hughes Mansion 2011

Note the Hughes Mansion in the background of this picture.

9 Comments

  • By Callie M., January 14, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    Hey a ppart of my family owns this place :)

  • By Jennifer Johnson, January 19, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    I have always loved The Hughes Mansion. As a little girl, every visit my family and I made to Florala, upon leaving I insisted we drive past the grand old home and slow, if you please. Growing up just ten minutes down the road, I was able to see it quite often. :)

  • By M. Poston, March 22, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Love this place. Growing up in this area this has always been a place of history. It saddens me of the disray of the grounds today though.

  • By Wendy Windham, June 6, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    what grand homes we have in Florala…such beauty and talent to build and construct these beautiful masterpieces!

  • By Linda, January 20, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I have driven back and forth from Fort Walton Beach, Florida to Marion, Va for years. A couple of years ago, almost home from our 11 hour trip, I wanted to see what the houses looked like before crossing the border into Florida. We saw the Hughes Mansion and I fell in love with the house. A couple of years after that, I saw it was for sale and have wanted to buy it! I want to have a bed and breakfast when I retire and it would work! I am trying to plan a field trip with my third grade class. They love it too after seeing pictures featured in South Alabama Living magazine!

  • By Max Baker, January 21, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    I understand the Hughes Mansion is still for sale. I hope someone buys it and takes care of it. It is part of Florala’s legacy. In the old days, the Yellow River railroad passed close to it on the backside.

  • By Justin, March 23, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    What an amazing house! I have one of J.T. Hughes’s Fedoras, which was located in the attic of this house. It is amazing to learn about the person whom wore this hat so many years ago!

  • By James Lewis Miller III, December 12, 2013 @ 1:22 am

    My great grandfather, Dr. R.L. Miller, MD, lived across the street from the Hughes Mansion. Lot of family history in Florala. “Pete” Hughes was a longtime friend of my Father. My Grandfather James L. Miller, Sr. was a dentist in Florala and Laurel Hill.

  • By Sidney Price Bailey, August 10, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    This was built and was the residence of my grandmother’s(Julia Hughes Price) brother. It was the home many years of three of his daughters, Juliette Birdie and Ruth. The 4th daughter was Inez Harper. I had the enjoyment of seeing the inside of the home. Built with array of different types of pine since he was a lumber man. I am proud to be a part of the Hughes legacy and grew up in Florals.

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