603 Alabama Avenue

Selma, AL
$ 169,000 Beds 5 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,700
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This beautiful Greek Revival style raised cottage sits on a lovely shaded lot in the heart of Alabama's largest historic district. The home was built in 1852, by Robert N Philpot and his wife Mary Darling Caswell Philpot. Mr. Philpot was a railroad entrepreneur and owner of the Selma iron foundry. He was killed in the Battle of Selma in April 1865. Towering magnolia and oaks dripping with Spanish Moss create the quintessential southern scene. The landscape of the property and the impressive iron fence add to the atmosphere. The screened side porch opens from the bedrooms and is a retreat that overlooks the beautifully kept gardens of the Vaughan Smitherman Museum. This house is full of history, southern charm and beautiful craftsmanship you won't find in newly built homes. The main floor is 2700 sq ft and has 14 ft ceilings with beautiful cornice moldings. It includes two bedrooms, one with a HUGE walk in closet, one large bath, kitchen, dining room, two parlors, 6 fireplaces and Jib windows opening to the 50 ft. wide front porch. (A "jib window" is a window with its sill at floor level so that it can be used as a door. Jib windows were also very important for ventilation in the large old houses of the South during the sweltering summers.) The 2500 sq ft. lower floor is partially finished with a full bath, renovation can potentially add three bedrooms and also includes large storage areas. There are also separate entrances to the bottom floor, ideal for Airbnb, or Bed and Breakfast opportunities. Additionally, the Seller will also extend first option to Buyer to purchase adjacent 1600 sq. ft, 3 bedroom brick home that is beautifully restored and currently used as a guest house. This historic gem is full of potential!


  • Price
  • $ 169,000
  • Lot Size
  • 0.3 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,700
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1850
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Selma
  • Taxes
  • $ 288
  • County
  • Style
  • Two Story
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • 496944
  • Zip
  • 36701
Listing Provided by: Legacy Properties, LLC
Data Source: Montgomery MLS (MAAR) - 306 - AL



Appliances Dishwasher, Electric Range, Multiple Water Heaters, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Two Story
Basement Partially Finished
Construction Materials Wood Siding, Foam Insulation
Cooling Central Air, Electric
Elementary School Sophia P Kingston Elementary School
Energy Efficient Insulation
Exterior Features Fence, Sprinkler/Irrigation, Porch
Flooring Wood
Heating Central, Gas
High School Selma High School
Interior Features Attic, High Ceilings, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
Levels Two
Listing Agent State License 88430
MLS Area Highland Ave to Franklin St to Jeff Davis Ave
Middle/Junior High School School of Discovery
Mlsareaminor Montgomery Area Association of Realtors
Patio/Porch Features Covered, Porch, Screened
Pool Features None
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Security Features Security System, Fire Alarm
Sewer Public Sewer
Status Contingent
Stories 2
Subdivision Name Old Town
Terms Cash, Conventional
Total Rooms 7
Utilities Cable Available, Electricity Available, Natural Gas Available, High Speed Internet Available

Interior Features

Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Multiple
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Heating Y/N Yes
Laundry Features Washer Hookup, Dryer Hookup
Living Area 2700
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 5
Window Features Blinds

Exterior Features

Fencing Partial
Foundation Details Basement
Lot Dimensions 134x98x134x98
Lot Features City Lot, Mature Trees, Sprinklers In Ground
Lot Size Acres 0.3
Lot Size Area 0.3
Lot Size Units Acres
Parking Features Driveway
Water Source Public

Room Details

Bathroom Second
Bedroom # 2 Second
Bedroom # 4 First
Bedroom Second
Bedroom # 3 Second
Half Bath First
Master Bedroom First


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Dothan, AL office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Sophia P Kingston Elementary School
Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Selma High School

Price History

6/19/2021 Listed $259,000
8/2/2021 2% - $256,000
9/11/2021 3% - $249,000
10/18/2021 33% - $169,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 36701

AVG $160K
AVG $374
Year Built
AVG 1960
AVG 23
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data


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603 Alabama Avenue Selma, AL is a Single Family Home for sale at $169000 with 2700 sqft and a lot size of 0.3 Acres Acre(s). 603 Alabama Avenue Selma has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1850. The property's zip code is 36701 which is in Selma, AL

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