The Malbis Plantation: A Greek Orthodox Collective in Rural Alabama
Steve FrangosThe Malbis Plantation no longer exists. Once the home of a religious commune comprised of male and female Greek immigrants who had arrived among the 1880 to 1920 waves of European workers to North America, today all that remains physically of that group’s shared faith is a cathedral and a cemetery. An upscale housing development named Malbis – with streets named after some of this commune’s principle characters – now stands on land once owned in common by that little-remembered religious collective.
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