Fiddler’s Green is a home of new construction. Chris and Heather Dempsey have always appreciated old homes and architecture. During the process of building their home, a unique opportunity arose. In their hometown of Jacksonville, AL, a local house was being razed that was the former home of Confederate Colonel, Samuel H. Lockett. His house was built in 1855. Chris and Heather were allowed to collect all of the mid-Victorian architecture from this house to use in the building of theirs. This included heart pine floors, doors, doorways, door trim, baseboards, staircase, newel posts, door hardware, mantles, and other pieces of importance. Thanks to this find, Fiddler’s Green is a new home, dressed with the trimmings of a nineteenth century, pre-Civil War dwelling. Step inside the home, room by room through the pages of this site, and explore what is known as Fiddler’s Green.
What’s in a name? According to folklore, Fiddler’s Green is a legendary, Irish, supposed afterlife, where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing, and dancers who never tire. It is often associated as a place of timeless harmony, pastoral images, peace, and prosperity.
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