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Ware - Baker - Jones House

 
 
Ware - Baker - Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Ware - Baker - Jones House Marker
Inscription.  Built c. 1859 by Henry H. Ware, this house exemplifies the picturesque eclecticism which dominated Alabama architecture after 1850. It mixes elements of the older neoclassicism with the newer Victorian trends.
Prominent owners through the years have included Madison Jackson Williams, newspaper editor and Selma mayor 1865-66, as well as the Stollenwerck, Baker and Jones families.
Restoration 1981-83 by the C. E. Dillon Family, Named
Grace Hall
In 1985 to honor Miss Grace Jones, a longtime occupant and owner.
 
Erected 1985 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 32° 24.748′ N, 87° 1.43′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 Lauderdale Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Temple Mishkan Israel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee - Bender - Butler House (about 800 feet away); Mabry - Jones Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Tyler Morgan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853 (approx. ¼ mile away); VII In. Brooke Rifle (approx. ¼ mile away); Sturdivant Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Est. 1838 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Ware - Baker - Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Ware - Baker - Jones House Marker
Ware - Baker - Jones House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Ware - Baker - Jones House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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