Hotel Staffed by Volunteers of the City

After an Atlanta-based management company opted out of its contract to run Selma’s historic St. James Hotel, the city and volunteers have taken over hotelier responsibilities, the Selma Times-Journal reports.

Built in 1837, the historic hotel offers magnificent views of the Alabama River and of the city that set the scene for several episodes of the state’s civil rights history.

From dusting to cooking to making sure there’s a friendly face at the front desk, every job is to be handled by volunteers and city workers while the city searches for a new contractor to manage the hotel.

Text by Nedra Bloom

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