The Petty-Roberts-Beatty House, also known as the Octagon House, in Clayton, Alabama was one of only two antebellum octagonal houses built in Alabama & is the only one to survive. This unusual house was built by Benjamin Franklin Petty starting in 1859 & completed in 1861. Petty was a carriage & furniture merchant who was a native of New York & pioneer settler of Clayton. In April 1865, the house was used as staff headquarters for Union Cavalry Commander General Benjamin H. Grierson
Shorter Mansion Eufaula, Alabama ~ This Classical Revival-style house is a two story masonary structure built in 1884 with extensive remodeling from 1901-1906. The Eufaula Historic Association purchased the house in 1965 and today operates it as a historic house museum.