Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Brownstone Manor


The afternoon sun spotlights this Neo-Classic mansion that is both a home and reception hall. The first floor includes a bandstand and banquet hall, and long-ago guests included F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. (Fitzgerald authored "The Great Gatsby" among other American classics.) Today's guests are wedding parties and those who come to celebrate their birthdays and reunions. Outdoor courtyards add to the elegance. The home has been featured on Selma's Pilgrimage for a special night tour, because it was built for its outside appearance. The "mirrored house" has inside chandeliers that are in line with the large windows, so that its exterior really sparkles after dark.

10 comments:

Annie said...

Ooh, that is Southern elegance.

~tanty~ said...

Beautiful building!

Glenn Standish said...

Amazing building! Very American!

Lynette said...

Your photo does this lovely buildng justice. Will we get to see one later on with the chandeliers sparkling?

Rambling Round said...

Hi. Yes, this is really a showplace! I don't get to town much at night, but if I do, I'll try to get a photo.

Neva said...

What beautiful building....

smilnsigh said...

Oh how gorgeous this is!

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

Yes please.... a night time photo. :-)

Mari-Nanci

wlawson70 said...

That's the house I grew up in. It was the most magical place in the world. If I ever have the money, I'll buy it back. I still dream about it and as most of my family, was heartbroken when we had to sell it. It was in our family for 3 generations and is missed by us all.

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