Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Foundry

Steam engines...cotton presses...iron and brass castings...locomotive engines...boilers...and tons of other equipment. All were manufactured at some time at The Foundry. Significant in Selma as an American Industrial Revolution site, it may also have supported the Confederate Naval Arsenal, which was burned after the 1865 Battle of Selma. However, the earliest documentation for work done there is 1869.
The Foundry will be on tour during Selma's Historic Pilgrimage March 14-16, and visitors can view some of the equipment used during a succession of industrial progress.

9 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really like the color of this.

Aloha said...

What a great building! And I agree the color is beautiful...

Jim said...

very neat history

Southern Heart said...

I love this building, and the history surrounding it! Great photo today!

zentmrs said...

Cool shot - and I always like to hear your histories!

Dan said...

Yes, I love the building too. Maybe someone will buy it up and convert it into something interesting.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Dan, thanks for your comment. This building is owned by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society and is a restoration project.

oldmanlincoln said...

It even looks like a foundry. I used to work, as a kid, in a brass foundry.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and to your family.

Jana said...

That is a great building, nice photo.