Friday, February 19, 2010

The Spring House


Near Confederate Circle in Old Live Oak Cemetery is a pretty white structure known as The Spring House or The Pigeon House. Well, I much prefer the former name!

It was called The Spring House, because in days gone by citizens of Selma held band concerts and Memorial Day programs here. Now, I bet you can guess how it got the "Pigeon House" designation!

11 comments:

Kate said...

Did I read this right, it's in a cemetery and concerts used to be held in it? What an unusual location, but since I have always enjoyed prowling cemeteries, I approve! Looks like a quaint little structure!

Abe Lincoln said...

Those were the days of wide flowing gowns, bonnets, umbrellas and men wearing spats, top hats and three piece suits. What has changed?

I can imagine the place has to be cleaned up before it can be used. Pigeons make a mess, but it is as natural as can be.

Rambling Round said...

Kate, that's what the cemetery history says! I think concerts should resume this spring!

Rambling Round said...

Abe, it usually looks very nice and I'm told the house is used for storage now.

David said...

Love the picture. The old building is so "cute" and handsome, especially with the wrap-around porch & roof gables on all 3 or 4 sides. The backdrop of the old oaks & spanish moss doesn't hurt either !
Please take more pictures of all those beautifual historic structures there in Selma.

Jacob said...

Ah, let's see; because pigeons fly over it?

Looks like a lovely kind of structure for any city.

Rose said...

Oh, I love it...

Rose said...

I meant to add that I love wrap-around porches!

Hilda said...

Whatever its name, it's such a charming little place!

JM said...

It's lovely and I also like the hanging Spanish Moss!

Z said...

Concerts at the Spring House sound lovely, I can imagine a string quartet and maybe the sound of crickets. :-)