Gibbs-Powell Home

The Gibbs-Powell Home , also known as the Walker County Historical Museum, was built in 1862 by Thomas Gibbs, an early Huntsville businessman. It is built in the Greek Revival style popular in Huntsville and in the South at that time. The Gibbs family was often visited at the home by personal friend Sam Houston. The house has been the home to several generations of Gibbs and Powell families. Female boarders attending Sam Houston Normal Institute in the Nineteenth Century roomed upstairs.