To PRESERVE, PROTECT AND RESTORE Selma’s historic treasures has never been more important than now, and we need your help! The January 12, 2023, tornado that tore through town significantly damaged the city’s historic district, including properties owned by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society. They include 1800’s structures in Heritage Village, Miss Minnie Sue’s Cottage (site of Holiday House and the Camellia Show) and the Gillis House. Organized in 1971 after losing the Hotel Albert, Wilby Theatre and Gill House, the society has worked to prevent losing other structures. Its three contiguous historic districts (Old Town, Ice House and Riverview) are the largest in Alabama, and the society primarily depends on donations, memberships and fundraisers just for upkeep. Now we face new challenges to repair these structures as well as maintain others throughout the city and county. Recent projects include prevention of the demolition of the first YMCA building on Broad Street and replacement of the roof on Tremont School which is the old Selma High School. Donations can be mailed to Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, PO Box 586, Selma, AL 36702-0586 OR click the Donate button on the right side of this website.
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