Lanett, Alabama: Playhouse Grave of Little Nadine Earles

Nadine wanted a playhouse for Christmas, but died on Dec. 18. Her parents had the playhouse -- the size of a dwarf-size real house -- placed around her tombstone with her toys and other belongings inside. Her stone is inscribed, "Me want it now."

Oakwood Cemetery

1462 1st St., Lanett, AL
I-85 exit 79, then north on US 29, then left onto 1st St. In Oakwood Cemetery, on the north side of 1st St. between 14th and 15th Aves, at the entrance nearest 15th Ave. Only a hundred feet from the gate; easy to see.
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Playhouse Grave of Little Nadine Earles.

Playhouse Grave of Little Nadine Earles

The cemetery and grave is just 8 minutes off 85.

[Lou, 10/20/2019]

The marble slab inside the doll house is inscribed with the departed's name as "Little Nadine Earles."

Inside the doll house.

Brick Doll House Grave

This couple loved their daughter so much that they built her dream brick playhouse for her grave. It is emotionally moving and beautiful. It is filled with toys, a picture of her birthday party, a Christmas Tree, a bicycle, and more. I wish I knew more of their personal story.

[Queen Becky, 12/29/2017]

Nadine Earles was four years old when she died just before Christmas 1933. She had wanted a dollhouse, so her parents had one built next to her grave and filled it with her toys.

Doll House grave.

Elaborate Doll House Grave Of Nadine Earles

Very creepy! The rest of the cemetery is completely flat -- just this little house stands out. Definitely worth the 10 minute detour off I-85!

[Kimberly, 08/18/2013]

Cemetery doll house.

Doll House Grave Of Nadine Earles

Interesting little grave. The doll house has some newer toys as well as older ones. Stop by, pay your respects, and look in the windows.

[Erik, 08/19/2012]

Little Nadine has been dead since 1933, so it's remarkable that her tomb's toy supply is being restocked.

Cemetery dollhouse.

Elaborate Doll House Grave Of Nadine Earles

The little brick house in the cemetery is filled with dolls, stuffed animals, a bike, and little Nadine's grave. Her parents are buried outside of the house. Creepy but sweet.

[Stephanie, 08/08/2010]

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