Located in the small town of Adamsville, Alabama, this Colonial-style home sits back off the road on a hill, and for years included quite a bit of acreage. However, once it became bank-owned, it was divided and sold off in parcels, and the house was left abandoned. This is the former family home of Robert “Bob” L. Ellis, a former state legislator. Bob Ellis was born in 1922 in Ensley and graduated from Minor High School. He attended both the University of Alabama and Auburn University. Ellis served in the U.S. Army Corps during World War II and worked as a mechanical engineer for 32 years with the Southern Natural Gas Company. He married Mary F. Thomas in 1942, and the couple later had three children.
In 1960, Bob Ellis was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education. He served in the House of Representatives from 1966 to 1974 and in the Alabama Senate from 1974 to 1978. In 1993, Ellis was elected as a Jefferson County representative to Alabama’s first Silver-Haired Legislature, an elected group of senior citizens who pass resolutions that are presented to the Alabama Legislature for consideration. Bob Ellis passed away in 2006 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. The property sold in March 2022 and is currently undergoing renovation.
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