This one and one half-story raised cottage was built circa 1843. It was purchased 20 years later by Louis S. Riggs and the house is still occupied by his descendants. Unusual features of the building include stepped parapet brick walls on the side gables and two front entrances. This house is a contributing property to Selma’s “Old Town Historic District” that’s on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is also listed in Alabama’s Tapestry of Historic Places 1978, by the Alabama Historical Commission.located. The Riggs-Morgan House is located at 816 Alabama Avenue in Selma (GPS coordinates 32.406556, -87.022251).
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) Selma’s Architecture and History Tour (A Self-Guided Driving Tour); 2) NRHP “Old Town Historic District” Registration Form; 3) Alabama’s Tapestry of Historic Places 1978.
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