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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, February 24, 2010
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° 25.592′ N, 86° 50.347′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Shades Crest Road east of Mimosa Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located 6 tenth of mile east of the intersection of West Oxmoore Road (County Road 42) and Shades Crest Road. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oxmoor Iron Furnaces (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hale - Joseph Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Loverís Leap (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education
Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker East View image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
2. Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker East View
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The Park Avenue Historical District (approx. 2 miles away); Overseerís House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Monte D'Oro (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hoover.
 
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Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker West View image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
3. Shades Crest Road Historical District Marker West View
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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