Saturday, March 15, 2008

Marshall's Grove

Marshall's Grove, an 1840's Greek Revival house, is among homes on tour during this weekend's Historic Selma Pilgrimage. The home was built by one of the town's first doctors, and after all these years remains in the same family. During the 1865 Battle of Selma, Union Gen. J.H. Wilson used the house for a headquarters. Then, as the troops started to burn it, changed their mind when they noticed a Masonic chart on the wall.

7 comments:

smilnsigh said...

How wonderful that it remains in the same family. And of course, how wonderful that it was not burned!!!!

George Townboy said...

The amazing power of the Masonic Temple! Nice photo and story, thanks.

Jim said...

Neat history, a poster saved the house. Your pictures makes is easy to think of how it was back during the civil war.

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a beautiful home.

Halcyon said...

What a nice piece of history. Are you involved in the organization of the pilgrimage?

Rambling Round said...

Hi Halcyon, Yes, I am a member of the Historic Preservation Society which sponsors Pilgrimage.

Dennis cook said...

This home is in my family, my great aunt still lives on the property