Sweet Home Alabama: Then and Now – 12 Years Later

Inside the Carmichael Plantation
In this scene Melanie gives New York Post reporter, Barry Lowenstein, a tour around the plantation. Aside from the new flowers that sit on the table in the distance, different color throw pillows on the couch, and the two chairs against the right wall, everything else appears to be the same as it was when the movie was filmed here in 2001. Since this is a historic home the film crew had to be extremely careful not to touch the walls or anything delicate inside.

Notice the grandfather clock that rests against the left wall in both photos. This piece of furniture is actually a replica of an 18th century colonial-style piece built by Franklin H. Gottshall, an industrial arts instructor who taught at Berry Schools in the early 1900s.

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