Saturday, February 23, 2008

Calhoun Law Office

The James M. Calhoun Law Office in Heritage Village is a replica of U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John C. Calhoun's law office.
James was John's nephew, and John was a powerful politician from South Carolina and one of "The Great Triumvirate" in the 1830s and 1840s. James became a lawyer and planter in Dallas County, Alabama, and served in the state House of Representatives and Senate.
This one-room, Greek Revival structure was built in the 1830s and moved here from the little town of Carlowville.

7 comments:

Annie said...

What a precious building, precious in the sense of the word that it is fine.

And the green green grass, that's precious in the sense of wonderful.

Jim said...

One room, how neat.

Chris said...

Lovely house. You have such wonderful architecture in Selma. We are going to have to come down there!

g_mirage said...

neat structure, just like the sherriff's office portrayed in movies...

oldmanlincoln said...

That would be a nice front porch to set down on.

Marie said...

A very lovely house indeed. But do you mean they moved it like a piece of furniture?

Tido's Tidings said...

From what I recall, it was moved in assorted pieces. The office stood for 100+ years on the property of Andrew Pickens Calhoun in Carlowville, and was only moved in recent years. Needless to say, it wasn't in the best of repair then - it had been used as an storage shed for years. I'm the GG-Grandson of the original owner, James Calhoun, and our ties go waaaaay back in the old South.