Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fairoaks Square

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: at the intersection of Union Street and McLeod Avenue, Selma, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 24.71    W 087° 1.764
  32.41183333    -87.0294
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Once a gracious turn-of-the-century neighborhood, many of the homes here were close to condemnation when purchased by Circle "S" Industries, Inc. in 1980. In all, 12 Victorian cottages were renovated in the area.

Built between 1870 & 1920, the varied architecture includes Italianate, Carpenter Gothic & Greek Revival. The exteriors were authentically restored & the interiors, while adapted to contemporary living, retain many original features.

The area is called "Fairoaks Square" for "Fairoaks", the original name of Henderson House, the restored antebellum mansion that serves as conference center & guest house of Circle "S" Industries, Inc.

This project has received national acclaim from preservationists & serves as an example of commitment to the protection of the heritage of this country. It received a 1983 Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

(Erected 1983 by the City of Selma)

End of Fairoaks Square