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Executive Board

President
Susan Tomlinson

1st Vice President
Patsy Hamilton

2nd Vice President
Lisa Harlan

Recording Secretary
Sandra Rackard

Corresponding Secretary
Debra McShane

Treasurer
Mary Ruth Andrews

City of Mobile Coordinator
Sallie M. Grow

Webmaster
Gary & Sallie Grow

Richards House Museum supported by the following DAR Chapters:
Mobile
Virginia Cavalier
Tristan DeLuna
Needham Bryan
D’Iberville

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Welcome To
 The Richards DAR House Museum
 Mobile, Alabama

All donations are tax deductible.

Please excuse our progress in preserving this historic home.

IRON WORK RESTORATION PROJECT
Monday March 20 to Friday May 12
There will be no street parking during this  period!
 

The Richards DAR Ladies
Welcome you!

Richards House Ladies

Placeholder  ImageOne of Mobile's finest examples of the Italianate style. Famous for its cast-iron facade depicting the four seasons. National Register (1860). Lavish iron lace decorates the Richards – Daughters of the American Revolution House Museum. This beautiful Town House of the Italianate style tells the story of Mobile during its antebellum period. Steamboat Captain Charles G. Richards and his wife, Caroline Elizabeth Steele, built their dream house in 1860.
The Ideal Cement Company purchased the house from Richards’ descendants in 1946. After being turned over to the city of Mobile in 1973, the five Mobile Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution leased the home. The organization is responsible for furnishing and administering it as a Period House Museum.
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The house museum is magnificently decorated with carved Carrara marble mantels, double parlors and reception hall with massive brass and bronze chandeliers designed of fanciful mythological figures, holding aloft etched and crenelated glass globes. Panes of ruby Bohemian glass frame the doorway, silver bell pulls for calling servants are in each room and the front gallery floor is made of gray and white marble squares. In the Richards – DAR House Museum hangs one of the largest crystal chandeliers in the city, reflecting in a French mirror over the mantel. The furnishings of this house museum date back prior to 1870.

This beautiful home has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We invite you to tour the house and have a cup of tea and cookies, which are served to all guests.

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