Monday, June 27, 2011

Moore! Of Mooresville, Alabama



Mooresville, Alabama, post office.
Circa 1840









These are the original mailboxes, and are still in use today and some have been used by the same families for several generations.










The town post office, which I'd shown earlier this spring, but I got inside this time, we were in town during business hours!  

I can tell you this:  it's tiny (and adorable), the inside of the post office is so tiny, you can hardly take pictures in there!

The postmistress was a friendly and informative gal, who really appreciates her job in the oldest functioning post office around.  We bought some postcards of old line drawings of the post office and other historical buildings in the town.

After visiting and signing the guest registry, we strolled through the town's streets we'd missed walking earlier this year.

Won't you come along for a gander at some more of the beautiful old homes?








I appreciate that the folks that live in this tiny town care enough to keep maintaining the buildings and keeping them so beautiful for us to look at.

This is "Stagecoach Inn and Tavern", dating back before 1825.  This building was a necessity when Mooresville was linked to a road from Huntsville.

Notice the trim on this front porch at the top just under the eaves.  It's gorgeous!  The trim is called "sawtooth".  







And there's an old hitching post out front...


























What you notice most about this and other old neighborhoods:  no cookie cutter houses!

In a hundred years, will anyone be wandering the streets of modern developments where each house is uniform in size, and boring and all the same, and be exclaiming about their beauty?

I doubt it!










This town, and especially this church were seen in the 1995 movie "Tom and Huck"...









Thanks for walking along today, I hope you enjoyed yet another visit to this quaint, historic little town in the state of Alabama.

8 comments:

Laura said...

Love the pictures. What a great little town!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

what fun to see all the historical homes! My favorite is the dark mustard colored one.
Thanks for taking us along with you :)

Dogpatch Primitives said...

...ok, maybe the Federal Blue house is my fav, so long as it's next door to the Mustard one...hehehe!

Thanks you again :)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Thank you for a visual trip through this gorgeous little town. It is so refreshing to see a small town so loved and cared for by its residents. I think I am going to have to put this on my "to visit once we retire" list!

Brenda Evans said...

So beautiful and I just enjoy the pictures so much.

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Looks like a perfect little town. Very cozy.

Jenny said...

Oh it's just stunning! I can't wait till one day I can visit your country and take a stroll through towns like this! .. I love that they have left the hitching post there, and you are so right, they keep it beautifully!
Have a great week!
Hugs
Jen

Kathie Truitt said...

Beautiful tour. I especially appreciate the tour and the picture of the church. As a member of the church of Christ if I lived in Mooresville, that's where I would attend.