A few years ago, a woman named Sidney Collins Freeman had just completed graduate school and was coming home to be with family and get a break before embarking on a new life journey. However, when she returned home, she realized that her family’s 1832 home was in complete disarray.
The house was in such bad shape that the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation and the Alabama Historical Commission cited it on their Places in Peril list in 2012. Her parents had moved into a small cottage next door, and Sidney knew she had to take matters into her own hands or no one would. The home was too historic to be forgotten or neglected.