Sunday, April 13, 2008

Henderson House

The Spring greens can't be topped for bringing out the beauty
of Selma's antebellum homes!


Henderson House is yet another structure that was occupied by Union troops after the Battle of Selma when the 1853 Greek Revival home became a temporary hospital for the wounded.

Originally named "Fairoaks," it was built by a nephew of U.S. Vice President William Rufus King. According to the historic marker:
"In 1980, the house was in a poor state of repair and was acquired by the City of Selma as part of a downtown stabilization program. The Alabama Historical Commission provided U.S. Department of the Interior funds which assisted with the city's purchase and the later restoration. Circle "S" Industries, Inc., purchased the property in April, 1981, and restored the house and its original dependencies. On March 12, 1982, the mansion was officially dedicated in honor of Ethel Henderson Striplin, a long-time Selma resident.

13 comments:

Kate said...

The restoration is outstanding. The house is beautiful and oozes Southern charm!

Kitty said...

What a pretty building?
I agree with Kate, they did a great job.

Jim said...

Its beautiful. Hard to imagine it was ever in poor shape.

Steve Buser said...

Very stately mansion.

Jana said...

WOW Amazing building!

vero said...

Beautiful house and very pretty plant.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photograph and historical information. That always makes photos more fun.

Nice job

Nathalie said...

How beautiful!

Lessie said...

The leaves are so brillantly green against the white of the house. A wonderful scene.

Southern Heart said...

Ahhhhhh....it just doesn't get much better than this!

Rose said...

I love this shot!

George Townboy said...

This is fantastic!

TONY said...

During the early 60's this Home was an apartment building. My grandmother lived in the top left apartment on the front of the building. I remember playing in the house and thinking that it was so large, i never got to see any other apartments but i slid down that staircase hundreds of times during my visits to my grandma. i am glad to se that it has beed restored.
my grandmothers name was Allie Bee Bennett. she is a sister of the Aaron Family that still lives in Selma. her nephew was " Doodle bug Aaron" a star baseball player at Selma high.

tony bennett