Lee Bradley residence

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The Lee Bradley residence is a 9,338 square-foot Greek Revival-style mansion constructed in 1907 for attorney Lee Bradley at 640 Idlewild Circle, a Jemison Company subdivision between George Ward Park and Glen Iris Park.

The red brick house was designed by Thomas Walter III with Sidney Ullman. As a nod to his wife Eleanor's Louisiana heritage, the house features a wraparound, two-story gallery supported on 14 Corinthian columns, with a projecting four-column portico.

Bradley died in 1942 and his funeral was held at the house. The house was purchased from the Bradley family by Ollie and Carolyn Smith. Mr Smith died in 2016 and the property remains held in a family trust.


  • "The Imposing Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Bradley, at Idlewild." (December 5, 1915) The Birmingham Age-Herald
  • Satterfield, Carolyn Green (1976) Historic Sites of Jefferson County, Alabama. Birmingham: Jefferson County Historical Commission/Gray Printing Company

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