307 North Commissioners Avenue
Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, 36732
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Ashe Cottage, also known as the Ely House, is a historic Carpenter Gothic house in Demopolis, Alabama.
It was built in 1832 and expanded and remodeled in the Gothic Revival style in 1858 by William Cincinnatus Ashe, a physician from North Carolina. The cottage is a 1+1⁄2-story wood-frame building, the front elevation features two semi-octagonal gabled front bays with a one-story porch inset between them. The gables and porch are trimmed with bargeboards in a design taken from Samuel Sloan's plan for "An Old English Cottage" in his 1852 publication, The Model Architect.
The house is one of only about twenty remaining residential examples of Gothic Revival architecture remaining in the state.
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