Keith House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1884, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

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This is one of the few Gothic Revival style homes built in Selma. It was built in 1884 for Chambliss Keith and his wife, Ada Hooper Keith, and has remained in the same family since. In 1964, their son, Alston Keith, moved his law office into the building, and today, his son, Alston Keith Jr., practices law in it. Each room of the house contains a framed photo that shows how the room appeared before conversion to an office.

The house contains arched windows that are framed by red shutters, and the gables are trimmed with ornate lacework and finials. It is also noted for its leaded glass windows, both at the front door entrance and inside. The Keith Home is a contributing property to Selma’s “Old Town Historic District” that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is located at 711 Alabama Avenue near downtown Selma (GPS coordinates 32.406415, -87.023786).

Sources: 1) NRHP “Old Town Historic District” Document; 2) selmapilgrimage.com

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