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Samuel Ullman Museum is the retirement home of Samuel Ullman, the author of the prose poem entitled ?Youth?. His work earned the admiration and gave inspiration to the Japanese people. Ken Awakura, a business executive in Alabama, visited his house and found it in the state of disrepair. He led a fundraising program and was able to purchase the property and restore it. He then donated it to the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1993. The museum was officially opened on March 21, 1994.

Upon approaching the house, guests are greeted with the leaded glass window and the columns found along the front door. As one enters the museum traditional Craftsman details are to be expected. The floors, the antique wood moldings, and hearts carved around the mantle. The original fixtures of electricity are considered to be the latest technology at the time. The foyer showcases a portion of the wall dedicated to the men who were held responsible in the project, a portrait of Ullman and different translations of the poem. The museum is filled with original fixtures donated by the family members. Come and see us!
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