Historic Manor House in Alabama Can’t Find A New Owner

Co-Nita Manor | Perry County, AL | c. 1906

On March 4, 1862, Dr. Solon Lycurgus Coleman, Sr. enlisted as a Private into Alabama’s infantry, Company D during the Civil War. At 24 years old, he was severely wounded in the leg at Fredricksburg during battle.

But upon returning from war, he moved on with life, starting a family with his wife, Rosa Scott Coleman. In 1874, they gave birth to their first and only child, a son named Solon Lycurgus Coleman after his father.

But sadly, that same year, Dr. Coleman, Sr. would pass away at the age of 35.

His son would follow in his footsteps, opting to enroll in a medical program. In 1896, he became the first graduate of the new pharmacy program at Auburn University, becoming the second Dr. Solon Lycurgus Coleman in the family.

In 1906, Dr. Coleman, Jr. bought this lot and shortly after, built this Neo-Classical style home on it where he would live until his death in 1938.

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Over the past decade, the home has been on and off the market, most recently for $54,900 (seen here) and in an older listing for $44,500 (seen here).

From the National Register of Historic Places Application

“It has a central double-leaf entrance with fanlights and sidelights on both the first and second floor.  The house has a full-height portico with paired Corinthian columns and a main portico with smaller Corinthian columns.  Other notable features of this house are the decorative quoins and exterior corbelled chimneys. It has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and is 3,381 square feet.”

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6 thoughts on “Historic Manor House in Alabama Can’t Find A New Owner”

  1. I’m very interested in trying to purchase this home to save how much love for the past and what this home has been through so please let me know how I can try to purchase this home thank you and God bless

  2. The drinking water in that area is absolutely devastated. Between the open-air sewage sprayers and the hundreds of millions of gallons of coal ash that contains so much arsenic that filters cannot remove it from any water system. It all but guarantees that the house will be the death of you at ANY price. Check out the two attached articles.

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