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More popularly known as Chinaberry, the Pfau-Crichton House is a historic home in Mobile, Alabama. The house is a one-and-a-half story wood frame cottage built in the Gulf Coast style. It was finished in 1862 and initially served as the family home of the Pfaus.

The Pfau-Crichton Cottage became known, however, for its association with Miss Anne Randolph Crichton. Miss Crichton created the elaborate gardens that made the property quite popular. She was the last descendant of the founder of the town of Crichton, Alabama, Hugh Randolph Crichton. She also served for the US Navy during the World War I and travelled widely during the 1930s, which was also the time when she started her famous scrapbook.

The Pfau-Crichton Cottage is also noted for its excellent architecture. On the site, there are 3 structures emphasized by garden areas.
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