Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mabry-Jones House


If you remember U.S. Civil War history, then the naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac might come to mind. Capt. Catesby ap Roger Jones, commander of the Merrimac (C.S.S. Virginia), lived in this circa 1850 Greek Revival home, and its doors will be open to the public during Selma's Pilgrimage March 20-22.
Jones, who later served as commander of Selma's Naval Ordnance Works, commanded the first Confederate ironclad against the Union ironclad after Admiral Franklin Buchanan was wounded. The first-of-its-kind battle between ironclads at Hampton Road, Va, ended in a draw.
Recently renovated, this house tour will feature much more intriguing history, many antiques, art and portraits. It is still owned by the Jones family, including the fifth Catesby ap Roger Jones.

5 comments:

Lois said...

I just love these old southern homes and the history behind them!

bfarr said...

I too love these old homes. I look forward to seeing some snaps from the inside : )

Jacob said...

Grand old house with a grand old history. Fascinating that family still owns it.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting post and I do like your previous post about COLOR. Nice to see some Spring blooms. MB

magiceye said...

impressive place