Pine Apple in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
"A Great Adventure of the Mind"
Founded in 1882 by John Trotwood Moore, who became a famous author, archeologist, and poet laureate of the State of Tennessee, the original two-story wood frame building served the Pine Apple area from 1882 until the present brick structure was completed in 1923. The style is eclectic and typical of early-20th-century educational facilities with a T-shaped plan, central arched entrance, bracketed eaves, and decorative brickwork at each end of the facade. Moore Academy was widely acclaimed as one of the preeminent educational facilities in Alabama until its closing in 1989. The buildings and grounds were donated to the Moore Academy Alumni Association, Inc. in 1994, and restoration began in 1995. This marker is dedicated to those students, teachers, and administrators who have passed through these doors, and in the words of John Trotwood Moore, "To him that will, faith finds a pathway home."
Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage-June 30, 1995.
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Commission and by the Moore Academy Alumni Association, Inc.
Location. 31° 52.026′ N, 86° 59.398′ W. Marker is in Pine Apple, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 10 and Adams Street Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Apple AL 36768, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Apple Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Downtown Pine Apple (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Pine Apple Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Butler Massacre / Fort Bibb (approx. 6.6 miles away); Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); Furman National Historic District (approx. 9.4 miles away); Midway (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pine Apple.
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
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