Forgotten Landmark-Wesley Plattenburg House, Selma (AL)

The rare raised cottage with Greek Revival and Italianate details was built in 1842 as the center of Weseley Plattenburg’s plantation. It is one of the few structures shown on the map of the Battle of Selma. The city grew up around it and now the house is all that remains of the 2200-acre plantation.  House is listed as “In Play” status by the Alabama Preservation Scorecard, a joint project of the Alabama Historical Commission, the Alabama Preservation Alliance, and University of West Alabama http://preservationscoreboard.uwa.edu/inplay/plattenburg.htm.

Photo from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection, taken March 1934

Welsey Plattenburg House, Selma Alabama (Photo courtesy of Google Street View accessed 12/2011)

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