Shelby Hotel

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The Shelby Hotel, near Columbiana, was said to be the first in Alabama to have running water and electric lights. It was built in 1863, totally destroyed by fire in 1898, and rebuilt in 1900. read more 

In 1863, the Confederate Army used the hotel and cottages as a hospital and a soldier's home. Father Leray and the Sisters of Mercy staffed the hospital.  read more
Garden Gate

The gate opens onto an overgrow pathway to the front door of this old cabin.

This is the other cabin visible from the road.
I was unable to go inside. There were numerous 'No Trespassing' signs and the property was clearly visible from a busy main road.
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