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Jane Holloway & Taylor Plantation

The first Taylor-Cunningham House is a HABS site that can be matched to the ex-slave narrative of Jane Holloway. This site is also exceptional because not only is there a narrative about life on the Taylor Plantation, but a photograph of Jane was also taken during the interview. This site and Jane’s interview provide insight into the lives of slaves on a small plantation. The slave house is also significant because it is an example of a slaveowner’s old house being reused as a slave house.

The first Taylor-Cunningham House was in Lauderdale County, Alabama. The site was surveyed by HABS in 1936. Jane was interviewed in 1937. Jane’s age at the time of the interview was unknown.

Jane Holloway

1936 Photograph of the front of a Slave House at Taylor Plantation, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Photograph by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

1936 Photograph of the front and kitchen ell of a Slave House at Taylor Plantation, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Photograph by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

1936 Photograph of the kitchen ell of a Slave House at Taylor Plantation, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Photograph by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

1936 Photograph of the interior of a Slave House at Taylor Plantation, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Photograph by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Jane Holloway in 1937