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

Federal Building and U.S. Court House

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Federal Building and U.S. Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
1. Federal Building and U.S. Court House Marker
Inscription.  
Entered on the National Register
of Historic Places
March 26, 1976

Federal Building
U.S. Courthouse
Selma, Alabama


James Knox Taylor
Architect 1909

This property significantly contributes
to the nation’s cultural heritage

Commemorated December 1976
Gerald R. Ford
President of the
United States

Jack Eckerd
Administrator of
General Services

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 32° 24.424′ N, 87° 1.268′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Alabama Avenue near Lauderdale Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the main front entrance, facing Alabama Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Alabama Avenue, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (a few steps from this marker); Burning of Downtown (within shouting distance of this
1909 Federal Building and U.S. Court House (<i>northeast corner view; marker visible far right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
2. 1909 Federal Building and U.S. Court House (northeast corner view; marker visible far right)
marker); Selma Army Arsenal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sleeping Prophet (about 400 feet away); Arsenal Place (about 500 feet away); Ecor Bienville (about 500 feet away); Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (about 700 feet away); 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge / U.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Regarding Federal Building and U.S. Court House. National Register of Historic Places #76000322 (1976) and contributing property, Selma’s “Old Town Historic District" #78000486 (1978)
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #76000322. Beaux-Arts style Federal Government building designed by James Knox Taylor and completed in 1909. (Submitted on April 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Selma, Alabama. The building served as the post office for the community for over fifty years until a new post office was built
Federal Building and U.S. Court House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
3. Federal Building and U.S. Court House
two blocks away on Alabama Street. It has continued to serve as a Circuit Courthouse throughout its history. The building reflects the importance and craftsmanship accorded federal buildings of the early 20th Century. (Submitted on April 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Federal Building at Selma, Alabama. In front of the building is a free-standing memorial arch which was erected at the time of the original construction to honor Selma’s two U.S. senators, John Tyler Morgan (1824-1907) and Edmund Winston Pettus (1821-1907), who both served Alabama at the same time. (Submitted on April 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
John Tyler Morgan plaque (<i>mounted within memorial arch on north side of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
4. John Tyler Morgan plaque (mounted within memorial arch on north side of building)
Edmund Winston Pettus plaque (<i>mounted within memorial arch on north side of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
5. Edmund Winston Pettus plaque (mounted within memorial arch on north side of building)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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