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Decorative Lions Heads

1907-1978

 

—Presented to Montgomery by First Alabama Bank of Montgomery, N.A. —

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Decorative Lions Heads Marker
Inscription. These decorative terra cotta lions heads, typical of the ornamentation used in commercial style architecture in the early part of the 20th century, were utilized by the First National Bank of Montgomery on the cornice of their 12 story building from 1907 to 1978. Organized on April 18, 1871, the first location of the bank was on Dexter Avenue which was then called Market Street. In 1975, the name of the bank was changed to First Alabama Bank of Montgomery, N.A. Extensive renovations to the 12 story building in 1978, including the removal of the lions heads, created a new look for First Alabama and the downtown Montgomery area.
 
Location. 32° 22.659′ N, 86° 18.555′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Dexter Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Commerce Street. Click for map. Located in a small park on the north side of Court Square. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Intersection of History: Court Square (a few steps from this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop (a few steps from this marker); Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks
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By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Decorative Lions Heads Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Lightning Route / Central Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Court Square Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Decorative Lions Heads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Decorative Lions Heads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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