Winter Place is a historic complex of two conjoined houses and three outbuildings located in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1855 Colonel Joseph Samuel Winter and his wife Mary Elizabeth built an Italianate Manor style home. Samuel Sloan a Philadelphia architect who designed the Winter’s first home, is believed to be its designer.
In 1870 the Winter’s built a Second Empire style house for their daughter, Sally Gindrat Winter and her husband, Robert D. Thorington.
Once, one of Montgomery’s grandest homes, Winter Place is now long removed from its glory days.
In 2004 it was placed on the Alabama Historical Commission’s List of Places in Peril after enduring several decades of neglect.
Then in 2006 Craig Drescher purchased the property, and attempted to stabilize the structures, before beginning the renovating process. In 2005 the property was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
The complex also housed the first offices of the Confederate Army, and is said to be the site where F. Scott Fitzgerald was first introduced to Zelda Sayre the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court justice.
The Winter Place property is currently on the market.