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Little Nadine’s Playhouse-Lanett, Alabama

At age 4, Nadine Earles died from diphtheria near Christmas. Her father, Julien, was building a dollhouse for Christmas. The little girl was so excited about the dollhouse she demanded, “Me want now!” The family chose to build the dollhouse over her crypt, ultimately making it a very elaborate grave house. The dollhouse can be seen in the Lanett City Cemetery.

The inside of the dollhouse is a little tricky to photograph because of the awnings and the glare in the windows. The toys were some of her favorites. If you compare the photos from FindAGrave, you can see that some of the toys are moved around the dollhouse.

New Hope Rosenwald School, Chambers County

Built in 1916, the New Hope School was built in Chambers County, Alabama. It’s a one-teacher type school and was built with $1200. The school was recently restored. It was in use until 1958, four years after Brown v. Board of Education was decided.