Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Beginning

After the demolition of the historic Hotel Albert, Selmians determined not to lose another old building. So, the city purchased an 1847 brick structure that previously served as a Confederate hospital, courthouse and schools. After  restoration, it was named  the Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building, now known as Vaughan-Smitherman Museum. Smitherman was a well-known, long-term mayor of Selma. (I usually take a picture of the building but decided to use the spring blossoms as a backdrop in this one.)

9 comments:

Tanya said...

i think the way you photographed this is so pretty! love the blossoms shading the sign...selma is gorgeous in the springtime!

Kate said...

It is always a good idea to preserve these old buildings, if at all possible.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good news indeed and I love this composition shot, it looks so "Spring"there! Beautiful!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Lois said...

I like this! I always have a hard time photographing old buildings here because of all the trees.

Birdman said...

Same thing happened in Portland w/ our Union Station in 1960. It gave birth to Portland Landmarks.

Leif Hagen said...

What a wonderful spring photo of tree blossoms! We just got another 4 inches of fresh, new snow yesterday....

Sailor said...

Beautiful picture!

Jack said...

This is a nice photo. You can show us the building another day. Some of us needed the spring color today.

tine said...

Another beautiful spring picture, a real delight to see these blossoms. You made me dream of going to Selma's pilgrimage some day but Selma is worth a visit all spring.