The history of Weiss Cottage dates back to February 24, 1875, when Dr. Aldo Weiss purchased the house and property from the L & N Railroad Company. As small as this house is Dr. Weiss, his wife, Magdelena, and 3 children, Emma, Charles, and Clara all lived there, and Dr. Weiss also used the home for his office and even kept his goats in the cellar. Dr. Weiss sold the home to Judge S.L. Fuller in December, 1889, and the home went through several owners until 1917 when Charles Ruehl purchased the property. In 1976, owner Inez Ruehl donated the cottage to the City of Cullman on the condition it be moved from 206 Sixth Avenue, S. E. to 401 1st Avenue SW.
Once the cottage was moved to it’s current location, the City of Cullman’s Federated Women’s Club began a restoration project to return the home to it’s historical style. On January 25, 1977 the cottage was added by the Alabama Historical Commission to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.
I love my adopted home town, so much history packed into a small southern town.