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

Shades Crest Road Historical District

 
 
Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, September 20, 2008
1. Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker
Inscription. Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 school / church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land settled by Hale Family, lost to fire in 1925. In 1996 Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
 
Erected by Hoover Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 24.75′ N, 86° 51.354′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Shades Crest Road (County Road 97) and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Shades Crest Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loverís Leap (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hale - Joseph Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Park Avenue Historical District (approx. ĺ mile away); Overseerís House (approx. one mile away); Oxmoor Iron Furnaces
Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, September 20, 2008
2. Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ross Bridge (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hoover.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Historic Community of Bluff Park. (Submitted on February 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. The Bluff Park Hotel. Courtesy Bluffparkal.org (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by Heather Skaggs of Hoover, Alabama.) 
 
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The view from Shades Crest Road across from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, September 20, 2008
3. The view from Shades Crest Road across from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,739 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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