Rucker Place is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1900 by Civil War General Edmund Winchester Rucker as a wedding gift for his daughter. The family lived in the home for 50 years, raising 5 children until their deaths in the early 1950's. Rucker Place then became a Doctor’s office until Jack and Gail Thompson purchased the house in the Fall of 2002 and did a complete renovation, opening for our first event in the Spring of 2003. Historic Rucker Place has served the city of Birmingham and surrounding areas as a premier wedding venue and event facility ever since.
General Rucker served in the Civil War, arrived in Birmingham, Alabama in the late 1880's, and built his home on a hill overlooking the city.
He named the area Nabob Hill (now the site of Ramsey High School). Soon afterwards, other area families built their homes nearby. The families that lived in this area represent a major part of the history of the Five Points South residential area and played a major role in the development of Birmingham as we know it today.
Rucker Place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to officials with the Birmingham Historical Society, Rucker Place is the only existing example of shingle-style architecture in Birmingham. Indeed, it may be the only one of its type ever built in the city.Rucker Place Article 1
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