This Italianate-style house was built circa 1857. In 1865, Wilson’s Raiders spared the house out of respect for Selma’s Mayor M. J. Williams. For many years, it was a prominent bread and breakfast where former first lady Lady Bird Johnson stayed on several occasions. The house is one of several structures in Selma that was saved from demolition by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society. Grace Hall is a contributing property to Selma’s “Old Town Historic District” that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is also included on Selma’s Architecture and History Tour (A Self-Guided Driving Tour). This house is located at 506 Lauderdale Street in Selma, AL (GPS coordinates 32.412545, -87.023616).
This is now a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) Selma’s Architecture and History Tour (A Self-Guided Driving Tour), prepared by Selma-Dallas County Tourism & Convention Bureau; 2) NRHP “Old Town Historic District” Registration Form.