Some of the out buildings are still standing as well.
The former plantation was best known as the home of Armistead Thomson Mason (1787– 1819), a U.S. Senator from Virginia. He built the original house and lived there until he was killed in a duel in 1819. His widow and young son stayed on until a change in fortunes forced them to sell. The original house was destroyed by fire in the 1890s and the current mansion was built in the early 1900s. Despite passing through several owners and developers, nothing seems to come of efforts to bring life back to Selma. I think this is really sad, because there's no denying its historic beauty.