Koenigstahl House at Selma, AL (built ca. 1900, listed on the NRHP)

Historic Home | Selma in Dallas County  

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This beautiful 2 1/2 story Queen Anne home was built ca. 1900 for Jewish businessman, Levi Koenigstahl. Features of this house include a multi-gable roof with flared eaves of pressed metal shingles, diagonal brickwork on the front chimney, hip roof turreted wraparound porch with triangular-pedimented entry portico, spindlework detail, a second story arcaded balconet, and a double door entrance with transom. The house was once condemned by the City of Selma and was barely visible due to the overgrown vegetation. It was saved by Robert and Edie Luker. They purchased the house in 1997 and restored it.

This building 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 730 Dallas Avenue in Selma (GPS coordinates 32.40867,-87.024203).

Sources: 1) NRHP “Old Town Historic District” Document; 2) Selma’s Architecture and History (a self-guided driving tour); 3) selmapilgrimage.com

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