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Historic St. James Hotel Sees Steady Growth in 1st Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– It’s been close to a year since the historic St. James Hotel reopened in downtown Selma. So, how have things been going? “It’s been good. I can truly say it’s been wonderful.” St. James Hotel General Manager Cymethia Rudolph says the word is out about the historic hotel — and occupancy is up — and…

Extra: Saving the St. James Hotel in Selma

The St. James Hotel in Selma has stood since 1837 — decades before the Civil War, through the Civil Rights Movement. While it’s been closed and boarded up for years, there’s an effort underway to save the St. James and this important part of Alabama history. The St. James is known as the crown jewel of Water Avenue, overlooking the…