Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pilgrimage Presents Gillman Hall

Selma is about to open its Historic Treasure Chest for the 34th year in a row!

Pilgrimage is just a month away, and among the homes on tour this year is Gillman Hall, a Greek Revival Italianate built in 1860.

Constructed with brick, the exterior is finished with stucco, and the front porch posts are made of iron.

The home was purchased by Emile Gillman in 1874, and his family owned it until 1939 when it was purchased by Dr. Sam Moseley Sr. The Gillman family also owned Sturdivant Hall for 60 years.

This house was purchased again in 2008 and has been beautifully restored, and visitors will enjoy seeing its many period antiques.

For more Pilgrimage information, go to the Historic Preservation Pilgrimage website. You can also download a brochure here.


Jacob said...

Gorgeous house! And beautiful photo!

Steffe said...

Very stately.

Hilda said...

It's a gorgeous home so beautifully preserved! Your Pilgrimage sounds wonderful — I would definitely enjoy touring historic homes!
Don't forget to vote for the April theme! We get two choices this time, thanks to Elaine. Please help spread the word too.

Dorothy said...

I've never been to a Pilgrimage, but I know it would be interesting! They have them in Columbus, and Natchez, MS.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Dorothy, I went to the Pilgrimage in Natchez many years ago. It was amazing the way the townspeople pulled together to pull off a month-long event!

BTW, get you together a group of at least eight, and get a Day Tour discount at Selma's Pilgrimage. It's a good way for church groups and others to travel together for a day trip or overnight stay.

Halcyon said...

I love the look of the house. I'm sure it's interesting inside too.

Halcyon said...

PS: I think Vicksburg also has a pilgrimage.