This home was built circa 1890 by Governor and Mrs. Thomas Seay. Thomas Seay was a native of Hale County. He began his political career in 1874 when he ran unsuccessfully for the state senate. He was successful in 1876 and remained in the senate for ten years, serving as president from 1884-1886. Seay was elected governor in 1886 and reelected in 1888.
This one-story Victorian cottage has original stained glass windows, three bay façade, and decorative shinglework and vents. It is a contributing property to the Greensboro Historic District that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This house is located on the north side of Main Street approximately 200 yards east of the courthouse at Greensboro (GPS coordinates 32.703751, -87.589687).
This is a private residence – drive by only.
Sources: 1) NRHP “Greensboro Historic District” Nomination Form; 2) Historic Hale County, published by The Presentation Committee of the Alabama Reunion 1989; 3) Ms. Adelaide Cherry, Greensboro, AL.
Photograph courtesy of RuralSWAlabama.
Note: This house is featured site #59, the Powers-Miller-Kilgrow House, on the Greensboro Historic Walking Tour. Tour brochures are available at a tourism kiosk that’s located on the southeast corner of Main and Beacon Streets at downtown Greensboro.