Nestled deep in Alabama’s Black Belt region sits a tiny town, called Uniontown. During the plantation days, the town was swarming with people in the cotton trade and related interests. Now, things aren’t so good. Stately homes; once the talk of the town for their beauty and charm, are now sitting in ruins. On one of our recent “Historic Alabama” Saturday drives, Tina and I set out for Uniontown and found this diamond in the rough. 10 Franklin Street was the home of a local merchant and is located in town and is adjacent to a historic Episcopal Church which boasts beautiful Tiffany and Co. stained glass windows.
We have seriously considered acquiring this property for restoration and the establishment of a albeit small, yet public rose garden and event facility. This place has so much potential, as does this tiny town that seems to have lost it’s way in the world.
I took some measurements and could easily plant 200 or so roses in raised beds on the property.