Sunday, August 25, 2013

Smitherman Historic Building

When you visit Selma, don't miss the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum
Located at the end of Alabama Avenue a few blocks off Broad Street,
 the 1847 structure built by Masons has housed schools, hospitals,
 a courthouse and now a museum.  Each of the three floors is dedicated
 to different exhibits with the first housing civil war, slavery and Wilby Theatre 
artifacts. The second floor has a replica of longtime Mayor Smitherman's office
 and other civic rooms, and the third is set up for hospital memorabilia. 
  Columns from the old Hotel Albert are preserved in an outdoor courtyard, 
and there are walkways and a fountain. The building is often used 
for weddings, receptions and other events. 


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

An elegant building like that deserves as many uses as possible--wedding included!

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Jack said...

Nice perspective to show this fine old building.