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

Lee - Bender - Butler House

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Lee - Bender - Butler House Marker
Inscription. This Greek Revival house was built circa 1850 by Thomas Helm Lee, master builder and owner of early Selma lumber yard. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of Miller Lee of Buckingham County, Virginia and married Mary Jane Blanks of Cahaba in 1839. He died in 1857 and is buried in Live Oak Cemetery. Other buildings credited to him are Sturdivant Hall, circa 1855, and the 1857 Church Street Methodist Church which no longer stands.
The Lee - Bender - Butler house was acquired by the Bender family in 1866 and later bequeathed by a Bender descendant to members of the Butler family in 1947. It was restored in 1982 by Roger and Dolly Butler.
 
Erected 1995 by Cahaba Trace Commission / Selma Historic Development Commission.
 
Location. 32° 24.624′ N, 87° 1.446′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Parkman Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Church Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ware - Baker - Jones House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx.
Lee - Bender - Butler House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Lee - Bender - Butler House Marker
0.2 miles away); St. Paulís Episcopal Church Est. 1838 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853 (approx. 0.2 miles away); VII In. Brooke Rifle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mabry - Jones Home (approx. ľ mile away); Burning of Downtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lee - Bender - Butler House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Lee - Bender - Butler House
 
 
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