I saw a book for the first time yesterday afternoon. I was at the monthly meeting of the Selma Development Partnership. I saw a book that someone had at the meeting table called "Historic Architecture of Selma, North Carolina", directed and edited by Thomas A. Greco. The book was originally published in 1980 by the Town of Selma in cooperation with the NC Department of Cultural Resources. The book was recently reprinted by the SDP.
The book is listed on the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office web site, but the book does not seem to be available for purchase that way. The Smithfield book on the same topic is only $3 plus shipping.
The beginning of the book has an interesting history of the town and the book goes on to document just what the title indicates. There are a lot of historical pictures of buildings that are long gone and many that I recognize.
The book can be obtained at The Selma Visitor's Center in the Jernigan Building (old courthouse) for $14.95. It is worth the price just to have a bit of Selma history in your library.