The Boyd Farmhouse

The Boyd Farmhouse was built by Matthew Allen Boyd and wife Eletter Kennedy Boyd who came to Brindley Mountain and homesteaded 160 acres of land on a ridge that would later become part of the town of Arab.

Their youngest daughter, “Miss Lola” (Boyd ) as she was fondly called, was a retired school teacher who lived all her 99 years in the house. She willed it to the citizens of Arab to be received and restored by the Historical Society. This house has the traditional L-shape, as did many homes of the period. It contains a hall, 4 rooms and 2 porches, sixteen-foot ceilings, and an original front door with sidelights. The house is decorated in early 40’s style, after electricity, but before many other modern conveniences. As you enter the large, dine-in kitchen, you can almost smell cornbread baking in the old wooden cook stove.

Constructed late 1800's


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