An Abandoned Men's Club is Now A Home - In Selma, AL

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An Abandoned Men's Club is Now A Home - In Selma AL

I grew up around antiques and such. My mother has collected them, and I have and extensive collection of Matchbox Diecast cars. I've only got one piece of antique furniture in my current home.

Toy WagonBut when I read this article about an Atlanta engineer who took a 20,000 sq. ft men's club and turned it into a home...I just had to stop and!

BY the time David Hurlbut bought the Harmony Club, a 20,000-square-foot building on the waterfront here, it had been abandoned for nearly 40 years. Built in 1909 as a social club by a group of prominent Jewish businessmen, it had been turned into an Elks club in the 1930s; when the Elks disbanded in 1960, the building was boarded up.

Read more here in The New York Times.


Photo Courtesy of New York Times.

Comments (5)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting conversion. Thanks for sharing!

 Happy Holidays!

Dec 19, 2010 01:43 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Wow, what an undertaking. I would love to take on a challenge like that ... some day!

Dec 19, 2010 01:50 AM
Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team
RE/MAX Property Specialists - Pocono Lake, PA
Poconos Vacation Rentals

Thanks for the post.

Good luck in your area.

Have a good weekend.

Dec 19, 2010 01:53 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Selma is one town in Alabama that I have never been to.  One of these days I need to jump in the car and take a road trip and explore the place.

Dec 19, 2010 02:37 AM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Thomas  - looks like a pink and yellow 'Painted Lady" Victorian I justt sold.... .... It was an interesting story though. Happy Holidays. Gay

Dec 19, 2010 02:39 AM