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Weaver Home, “The Castle”, at Selma, AL (built 1868)

This house, Gothic in design, is said to be a copy of a castle on the Rhine. William Weaver, a prominent landowner and son of one of Selma’s founders, built it in 1868. Located in what was once known as Weaver’s Grove, the home’s sand bricks were made on-site in a kiln built just for that purpose.  The interior woodwork and parquet flooring are from pine, walnut and oak trees cut from the grove. The house remained in the Weaver family until 1934.

This house is located at 615 Lauderdale Street in Selma, AL (GPS coordinates N32.413806,W87.024889).

Also, there have been reports that this house has resident ghosts. For details, play the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOLnAeA3CUU.

Source:  Selma’s Architecture History Tour (A Self-Guided Driving Tour)

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