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Pell City in Saint Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historic Downtown Pell City

 
 
Historic Downtown Pell City Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 16, 2011
1. Historic Downtown Pell City Marker
Inscription. Founded by railroad investors and incorporated on May 6, 1891. Pell City was named for one of the financial backers, George Hamilton Pell of New York. Nearly disappearing after the panic of 1893, the town was redeveloped after 1901 by Sumter Cogswell and his wife, Lydia DeGaris Cogswell, along with other local investors and businessmen. Mr. Cogswell influenced the location here in 1902 of the Pell City Manufacturing Company, subsequently, Avondale Mills. The town’s prosperity was secured after that time. The Historic District encompasses two long blocks along Cogswell Avenue from Nineteenth Street to Twenty-first Street and several buildings on Nineteenth and Twenty-first Streets North and Twentieth Street South. The only building to survive the earlier period was the Maxwell Building constructed in 1890. The majority of the historic structures were built in the years between 1902 and 1903. The Downtown District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on Cotober 29, 2001.
 
Erected 2003 by Alabama Historical Association. (Marker Number None.)
 
Location. 33° 35.18′ N, 86° 17.162′ W. Marker is in Pell City, Alabama, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Cogswell Avenue (U.S.
Historic Downtown Pell City Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 16, 2011
2. Historic Downtown Pell City Marker
78) and 19th Street, on the right when traveling west on Cogswell Avenue. Click for map. Located on the lawn of the St. Clair County Courthouse, Pell City branch. Marker is in this post office area: Pell City AL 35125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than The State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pell City, Alabama (about 400 feet away); Pell City’s Historical Residential District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harkey’s Chapel United Methodist Church Founded Circa 1829-1830 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Camp Winnataska (approx. 9.5 miles away); Lincoln, Alabama (approx. 9.8 miles away); Refuge Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Town of Margaret (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pell City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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