Advanced Search

Close Search

Weaver House, “The Castle”, at Selma, AL (built ca. 1868, listed on the NRHP)

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 a contributing property to the Seelma’s “Old Town Historic District” that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It s located at 615 Lauderdale Street in Selma (GPS coordinates 32.413806,-87.024889).

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.

Sources:  1) Selma’s Architecture History Tour (A Self-Guided Driving Tour); 2) NRHP “Old Town Historic District” Registration Form.

Similar Attractions

Selma - Platt-Lewis Hse_1 (6)c2bs-z800(wText)

Platt-Lewis House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1849, listed on the NRHP)

This two-story Italianate-style home was built around 1849. It has elaborately bracketed eaves and woodwork. The house was purchased by Charles Lewis in 1856. According to local accounts, the home was saved from burning and looting during the Battle of Selma because Mr. Lewis was a Mason; it was saved by a fellow Mason, a […]

More Info
Crocheron Colunms (c. 1843)

Old Cahawba Park near Selma, AL (site of Alabama’s First Capital)

Located in Dallas County southwest of Selma where the Cahaba River flows into the Alabama River, the town initially known as Cahawba served as the state’s first capital from 1820 until 1825. When the capital was moved from Cahawba in 1826 to Tuscaloosa, many of its early residents followed. With the continuing improvement of river […]

More Info
???????????????????????????????

Mill-Albritton House at Orrville, AL (built ca. 1860)

This two-story home was built circa 1860. It has a gable roof that extends over the full-height hexastyle portico with freestanding octagonal columns on brick piers that shelter a balustrade deck-type porch and small balcony over the main doorway. This house was recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) – a program established by […]

More Info