First White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery Alabama and Dexter Ave King Memorial Baptist Church

Across the street from the state capitol building is the First White House of the Confederacy (644 Washington Ave, 334.242.1861). Since we were “in the neighborhood” and neither of us had ever been there, we decided to take a look:

This house was built in 1835 and Jeff and Varina Davis lived here while the capital of the CSA was in Montgomery:

It’s really a pretty home. We didn’t take a tour although I think those are available; really the house is open so that people can just come in at their leisure and view all the rooms.

Just a couple or three blocks down the street is the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (454 Dexter Ave, 334.263.3970), where MLK Jr. was the pastor. The Montgomery bus boycott and other demonstrations, actions, etc. were directed from/headquartered here.

This is an older pic I have of the church:

Both the church and the parsonage, where Dr. King and his family lived from 1954-1960, are open for tours.

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