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

Green Gables

1928-1983

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Green Gables Marker
Inscription. Site of the road-house, Green Gables, built in 1928, which became the social center of the Black Belt. It was known for its lively but restrained atmosphere provided by a dance floor, juke box, and excellent T-bone steaks. Mr. Walter Kemp was the Manager for many years.

The facade of the white board-and-batten building featured a very large gable as its center section. The roof tile and shutters were green. Two cabins built on the premises were later attached as rear rooms to the main building behind the dance floor.

The building burned in 1983.
 
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 26.99′ N, 87° 30.037′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 80) 0.2 miles east of Village Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1260 Washington Street, Uniontown AL 36786, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Holy Cross (approx. one mile away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard
Green Gables Location image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Green Gables Location
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Freetown (approx. 10.2 miles away); Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 12.4 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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