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The 619 House - Room A, Selma, Alabama

SuperhostSelma, Alabama, United States
Private room in house hosted by Chad
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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The room includes: private bedroom with one queen bed, a private bathroom, and access to the beautiful shared spaces in the home and the grounds. The home is located in the historic Old Town area (home of Sturdivant Hall among other museums) and a short walk from historic downtown Selma and the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Located on Dallas Ave. with private parking, the home serves as an excellent, centrally located “base camp” for visiting many points of interest in the Black Belt region.

The space
This house dates from the mid-19th Century circa 1866. Architecturally the house began as an "I" house, meaning two rooms over two rooms. The house has had several additions to form what we see today. The builder of the home is unknown, however the first known occupant was Lockey S. Hooker, widow of Frederick Josiah Hooker who died around 1848. Lockey S. Hooker came to Selma, AL from Pickens County AL with her five children prior to 1860 and established their household. Mrs. Hooker raised her children here as well as taking in boarders, a common practice for widows during the time.

The Hooker family and descendants continued to live in this house for many years. Although Fred Hooker Jr., died earlier, his widow Alexina lived here
until her death in 1932. After her death her daughter Mary John Hooker Cleveland, widow of Charles Cleveland, lived here and was later joined by her
sister Alexina Hooker Carothers, widow of John Sadler Carothers. The two sisters lived in this home for the rest of their lives-last shown in Selma City Directories in 1969. The Hooker family resided in this residence for over 100 years.

Mrs. Hooker's son Frederick J. Hooker, Jr., a cotton weigher by profession -when "Cotton was King" - married Alexina Fellows, the daughter of a prominent Selma attorney William H. Fellows. Fred J. and Alexina Hooker continued to live in this home and raised their children here. One of their children became one of Alabama's most notable figures. Their daughter Hattie Hooker (1875-1949), who married industrialist Joseph G. Wilkins was a pioneer suffragist and a founder of
the Alabama Equal Rights Suffrage Association and the League of Women Voters. Hattie became the first woman elected as a representative to the Alabama State Legislature in the year of 1922. She worked tirelessly to make life better for all Alabamians, especially in the areas of education, healthcare reform, civil rights of African Americans and women's rights. She was described in the political campaign as a "woman of rare culture and brilliant mentality." But her progressive views and lofty aspirations made her an outcast and the subject of much suspect and scorn in the white community. This however did not deter her and she was supported by her husband in all her endeavors.

In 1972 the home was sold to Leon and Willetta Morgan. The Morgan's resided here for 40 years.

In 2015, the home was purchased by Chad McEachern. McEachern undertook the herculean task of completing renovating the home and returning the Estate to its former glory.

Guest access
Guests can access many beautiful shared spaces in the home and on the grounds including an informal living room, a formal dining room, a guest bathroom, a formal sitting room, a large front porch, back porch, and covered outdoor entertainment area featuring a gas powered fire feature.
The room includes: private bedroom with one queen bed, a private bathroom, and access to the beautiful shared spaces in the home and the grounds. The home is located in the historic Old Town area (home of Sturdivant Hall among other museums) and a short walk from historic downtown Selma and the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Located on Dallas Ave. with private parking, the home serves as an excellent, centrally located “base camp” for visiting many points of interest in the Black Belt region.

The space
This house dates from the mid-19th Century circa 1866. Architecturally the house began as an "I" hous…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Air conditioning
TV
Free parking on premises
Wifi
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Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide alarm
Heating
Fire extinguisher

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Selma, Alabama, United States

Old Town sits in the heart of Selma and boasts countless beautiful historic homes from a time when Selma was filled with wealth that rivaled any city in the country. Old Town is very walk/bike able and many residents do so on a daily basis. Downtown is within walking distance.

Hosted by Chad

Joined in October 2016
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During your stay
The listing has a manager that can be contacted anytime and can usually address issues within one hour. The manager will not contact guests unless they reach out about a specific issue. The manager's contact information is included in a binder of information about the house and Selma in each room.
The listing has a manager that can be contacted anytime and can usually address issues within one hour. The manager will not contact guests unless they reach out about a specific i…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm