The Densler House

The Densler House

The Densler House

An 1879 Victorian home that invites you to experience the elegance of a bygone era.  The perfect venue for experiencing English afternoon tea as it was intended in the Hearts Desire Tea Room.  We specialize in bridal showers and teas, wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations.

The Densler House, one of the most prominent residences in the Wilsonville area was built in 1879 for John E. Densler. The house was built by William Tinney, a local craftsman known for his beautiful woodworking ability. At this time because of the railroad, Wilsonville was a hub of activity making it the largest town in Shelby County.

John Densler owned a local mercantile store and the train depot. He lived in the house until his death is 1889, after his wife Sarah’s death in 1899, the family could no longer keep the house and it was sold in 1902. The house was purchased by the Jackson family and later sold to the Smith family. Blossom, one of the Densler daughters and her husband, O. E. Black, a local doctor and brother of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black purchased the house in 1916, bringing it back into the Densler family. Hugo Black visited O.E. and Blossom and spoke very highly of the time he spent at the house on the hill in Wilsonville. Blossom left Wilsonville and followed her only son to Hollywood, California to work in the movie industry. She kept the house until 1932, when it was sold to Mrs. W. J. Weldon. The Weldon family occupied the house from 1932 until 1965, when the Weldon daughters moved out of the area and closed the house for 35 years. The house was sold to the current owners, Andrew and Diane Moore in 2000 by the relatives of the last surviving Weldon daughter.  The house has been lovingly restored to its original architectural condition and design, and was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2000.