Monday, December 27th, 2004
A chick from the Birmingham News talked to us a few weeks ago about a story she was writing on affordable old houses in the region where we live. Guess we didn’t make it into the story, but it’s still an interesting read.
We live in an area known as the Black Belt, a swath of poor, rural counties across central Alabama with fertile soil but not much else. Back in the pre-War of Northern Aggression (I’m kidding about that, really) days, this part of the state was home to lots of rich landowners. So some of our prettiest antebellum mansions are here. The only problem is that with the serious economic depression in these areas, no one wants to come here and buy them.
‘Cept us. We love this quiet, little place. Folks here are old house lovers to the core.