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

Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District

 
 
Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julia Frost, May 8, 2010
1. Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District Marker
Inscription. The City of Talladega was incorporated in 1835. Not long after the founding of Talladega, the Square became the town center. The Talladega Courthouse was built in 1836 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Alabama. The courthouse survived a tornado on May 11, 1912 that destroyed the clock tower, and a fire on March 13, 1925 that severely damaged the structure. Following the fire, Chattanooga architect R. H. Hunt was hired to redesign the building. When it was rebuilt, the east and west entrances were enclosed and a Seth Thomas Clock was installed in the clock tower. Other buildings within the historic Talladega Courthouse Square include the original Henderson Drug Store (1847), the Isbell Bank (1869), the first City Hall (1892), the Kenwin Building (1900), the Federal Post Office (1912), and the Ritz Theatre (1936). Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2010 by The Alabama Tourism Department, The City of Talladega.
 
Location. 33° 26.125′ N, 86° 6.173′ W. Marker is in Talladega, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is on N. East Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 N. East Street, Talladega AL 35160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
2. Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Talladega (APA-208) (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Of Talladega (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn University And Birmingham-Southern College Began In Talladega, 1854 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Joiner Family (approx. half a mile away); Presbyterian Home For Children (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln, Alabama (approx. 12.4 miles away); DeSoto Caverns (approx. 13.5 miles away); Historic Downtown Pell City (approx. 14.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Talladega.
 
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Talladega Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
3. Talladega Courthouse
Historical Ritz Theater image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
4. Historical Ritz Theater
Downtown Talladega Northeast Side of Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
5. Downtown Talladega Northeast Side of Court Square
Talladega Courthouse Square: North Streeet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
6. Talladega Courthouse Square: North Streeet
Talladega Courthouse Square: North Street image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
7. Talladega Courthouse Square: North Street
Talladega Courthouse Square: Court Street image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
8. Talladega Courthouse Square: Court Street
Historic Talladega Federal Post Office Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 27, 2013
9. Historic Talladega Federal Post Office Building
Talladega's historic (1912) Federal Post Office building is at the northeast corner of Court Street & North Street. This is also the former site of the old Exchange Hotel, which served as a hospital during the Civil War. The more than 100 year-old post office building now hosts the Talladega Water Works.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   9. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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