“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Folmar - Siegelman House

Folmar - Siegelman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Folmar - Siegelman House Marker
Inscription. Constructed in the early 1900s, the Folmar - Siegelman house stylistically combines elements of both Victorian and early bungalow design. Its high gables, wide eaves, projected bay window and secluded entry reflect the desire of most Americans at that time for a home environment with a “cozy” and “picturesque” feel.

The house has been occupied by several distinguished Montgomery families. Bibb and Miriam Folmar, parents of Montgomery Mayor Emory Folmar, resided here from 1955 until 1979 when the house was sold to then Secretary of State Don Siegelman. Don Siegelman and family continued to live in the house while he served as Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor and when elected Governor, November 3, 1998.
Erected 1999 by the Cahaba Trace Commission.
Location. 32° 21.323′ N, 86° 17.984′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Norman Bridge Road and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Norman Bridge Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Park Avenue, Montgomery AL 36106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moore-Tyson-McPhillips Home (approx. 0.4 miles
Folmar - Siegelman House Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. Folmar - Siegelman House Marker Area
away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fitzgerald Home (approx. half a mile away); Sidney Lanier High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alabama Governor's Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birth of Montgomery Bus Boycott (approx. 0.7 miles away); Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rosa Louise Parks (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
Regarding Folmar - Siegelman House. The house stood empty for many year after 1998 and fell into disrepair. A request was made in 2008 to demolish the house but was denied due to its historical nature. Repairs were made after being sold by the city to a developer for $10.00 in 2010.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Folmar - Siegelman House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
3. Folmar - Siegelman House
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