Monday, April 23, 2007

Selma City Hall


I'm celebrating the one-month anniversary of Selma, Ala. Daily Photo Blog with a picture of City Hall. The modern building offers a bit of Old South flavor with its wrought-iron trim. The municipal complex was built on the site of the old Hotel Albert (view photo here), which was modeled after the Doges Palace in Venice, Italy. The hotel was demolished in the 1960s when funds could not be raised to save it. Since then, Selmians vowed to save their valuable historic structures if at all possible. Looking up the street on this very glary day, is downtown Selma with the Pettus Bridge in the extreme background.
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6 comments:

Tara said...

Congratulations on your one-month anniversary! I like the ironwork on the building - a lovely touch...

riniroo said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I should try cotton in my flower beds as well. We grow it Texas as well. It's nice to see people fighting to save their city's heritage. Have a great night!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Intense colors. I like it.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Lewis said...

Congratulations on your one month anniversary. You have a lovely city to phootgraph. Selmam,NC is named for Selma, Ala.
NAMING THE TOWN
Along with Col. Sharp, new residents of the prospective town were Captain A. M. Noble and Samuel Hines Hood, early merchants. Some other families moved into the area and soon decided their community needed a name. The pioneer residents held a meeting at which Mr. Noble and Mr. Hood voted in favor of naming the place Sharpsburg. Mr. Sharp said, "I'll be damned if you do." Whereupon they said.” All right; you suggest a name." Mr. Sharp thought for a minute or two. Finally he said, "Well, I'll tell you, boys. I've got a lot of affection in my heart for my old hometown of Selma, Alabama; and if you fellows wouldn't object too strenuously, I'd like to name this-here place Selma, in honor of the place where I was born." Mr. Hood said that it was all right with him, and so did Mr. Noble, and the name of Selma was officially adopted. It also has been pointed out that Mr. Sharp disliked the name of Sharpsburg because he had fought there during the War.

RamblingRound said...

I appreciate the anniversary comments.
Lewis, the connection between our two Selmas is so interesting! I had never heard about another town being named after ours! I'll have to share this with our historic preservationists.
I do know that nearby Uniontown was named for Uniontown, PA., and Newbern was named for New Bern, N.C. or maybe that was Bern, Switzerland?

Oya said...

Wish you a lot aniversaries at daily photo family. Welcome:)