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Homewood in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club

 
 
Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 2, 2009
1. Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club Marker
Inscription. Clyde Nelson, born in Columbiana, Alabama, was only 26 when he began development of the Town of Hollywood in 1926. With a sales force of 75 and the slogan "Out of the smoke zone, into the ozone" his beautiful community soon took shape. Homes were usually designed by local architect George P. Turner in Spanish Mission style as was the rage in Hollywood, California. Many were also of the English Tudor design.

Besides homes, Nelson built the magnificent Hollywood Country Club (burned 1984) on Lakeshore Drive and the Hollywood Town Hall (now American Legion Post No. 1340) on Hollywood Boulevard. He formed the Birmingham area's first bus line and laid the first natural gas pipeline over the mountain into Shades Valley.

Hollywood's first and only mayor, Clarence Lloyd, owned the first house at 109 Bonita Drive. Incorporated January 14, 1927 the town was annexed into the City of Homewood October 14, 1929.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Homewood and the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 28.782′ N, 86° 47.106′ W. Marker is in Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Laprado Place, on the right when traveling east on Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 2, 2009
2. Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club Marker
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homewood (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shades Valley High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hallman Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); “We Love Homewood” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosedale (approx. half a mile away); The Early Mountain Brook Village Area (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homewood.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,966 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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