Location of Marker: Front of Coby Hall (Court St.). Text: Built by John Simpson in 1843, on the site of his earlier home, this residence, was occupied at various times by both armies during the Civil War. Purchased in 1867 by George W. Foster, builder of Courtview, for his daughter, Virginia, and her husband, James V. Irvine. Their daughter, Virginia, left the home to her great-niece, Harriet Rogers King, in 1939. Mrs. King and her husband, Madding, restored Irvine Place in 1948. Acquired in 1990 by David Brubaker and donated to the University of North Alabama in memory of his wife, Coby Stockard Brubaker. Listed: National Register of Historical Places
University of North Alabama; Florence (Ala.); Alabama; Southern States
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