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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fairoaks Square

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Fairoaks Square Marker
Inscription. Once a gracious turn-of-the-century neighborhood, many of the homes here were close to condemnation when purchased by Circle “S” Industries, Inc. in 1980. In all, 12 Victorian cottages were renovated in the area.

Built between 1870 and 1920, the varied architecture includes Italianate, Carpenter Gothic and Greek revival. The exteriors were authentically restored and the interiors, while adapted to contemporary living, retain many original features.

The area is called “Fairoaks Square” for “Fairoaks”, the original name of Henderson House, the restored ante bellum mansion that serves as conference center and guest house of Circle “S” Industries, Inc.

This project has received national acclaim from preservationists and serves as an example of commitment to the protection of the heritage of this country. It received a 1983 Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
 
Erected 1983 by Alabama Historical Commission / City of Selma.
 
Location. 32° 24.71′ N, 87° 1.764′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and McLeod Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Union Street
Fairoaks Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Fairoaks Square Marker
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 626 Union Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Fairoaks” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sturdivant Hall (about 500 feet away); White - Force Cottage (about 700 feet away); Mabry - Jones Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Tyler Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee - Bender - Butler House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ware - Baker - Jones House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Interior Redoubt No. III (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
 
Fairoaks Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Fairoaks Square Marker
Fairoaks Square Homes image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Fairoaks Square Homes
Fairoaks Square Homes image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
5. Fairoaks Square Homes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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