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The Col. C. C. Pegues Home

From Memories of Old Cahaba by Anna M. Gayle Fry published 1908

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On the eastern part of Second North Street, just out of business portion of the town, on the north side of the street, was the old Ocheltree house, another one of the early landmarks, with two immense trees of pink crapes myrtle shading the long front gallery Going farther west, on the opposite side of the street were the homes of Dr. Smith, Menzo Watson, and Tom Fellows, who lived across the street a block or two distant. Farther west, on Second North Street were also the homes of Reuben Tipton, Tom Watson, William Damon, and in the same neighborhood John and William Lovett, all good citizens who, in their chosen avocations, contributed to the prosperity of the town.

Fronting on Pine Street and Occupying the block between Pine and Chestnut was the home of Col. C. C. Pegues, with its spacious grounds and maze or labyrinth of cedars, were one emerged from the soft twilight of forest shades int a yard ornamented with magnolia trees, Lombardy pines, fragrant flowers, and overflowing fountains. This had been the jail in capitolean days, but the brick building had been remodeled into one of the loveliest places in town, and was now a home which at all times was the center of social live attraction.

From the mystical shadows of long ago comes the memory of one of those strange, mysterious, uncanny phenomena connected with this place that sometimes happen to astonish the most materialistic, and which at times of its occurrence caused much interest and speculation even among the most intelligent and best informed citizens of Cahaba.

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