Please note that the Selma neighborhood walk has been rescheduled for
Friday, October 14th@ 12 noon
Tour meets at the intersection of Selma Blvd. and Churchville Ave.
Please park in Gypsy Hill Park.
Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series continues with a look at the Selma neighborhood located just north of Gypsy Hill Park. During our visit we will discuss the rich and diverse range of residential architectural styles along Selma Boulevard. We will take a look at Selma House – an 1850 Greek Revival home which formerly served as the manor house of a 790-acre plantation. We will discuss the impacts of changes in the streets and sidewalks on the neighborhood, look at yard and garden details, and end our tour at the cluster of historic commercial buildings anchoring the southwest corner of the neighborhood along Spring Hill Road. Placing the neighborhood in the larger context of the City, we’ll touch on the history of the annexation of this part of town and discuss its development in proximity to Gypsy Hill Park. Residents from Selma will join us with stories about the experience of living in and growing up in the neighborhood .