The Alabama Historical Commission recently added Queenstown in Trussville to the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage, according to a news release from the commission.
The state register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The commission considers the notable historic properties in this register to be particularly worthy of preservation and appreciation, and therefore deserving of this special recognition.
Queenstown was nominated to the Alabama Register for its recreational and architectural significance. It is an excellent example of an early twentieth century vacation resort in Jefferson County. Queenstown Lake and Lodge survive as reminders of this early history.
Other structures added since the 1940s reflect the evolution of this property from popular vacation resort to the private estate of the Gorrie Family who has successfully retained the characteristics and integrity of the historic structures located on this pristine landscape.
Historic structures include a barn, the main lodge, dam, railroad trestle, stone cabin and a 1960s era lake house.
The Alabama Historical Commission administers the Alabama Register program, which gives the public a simple way to bring recognition to historic properties. The Alabama Register officially recognizes and honors buildings, sites, structures, objects, and historic districts that are at least 40 years old.
The designation is honorary and carries no restrictions on property and offers no financial incentives.