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

Colonel Hood House

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Colonel Hood House Marker
Inscription. This stately Classic Revival house, built c. 1904, was the residence of Colonel Oliver Roland Hood (1867-1951), eminent Gadsden attorney and civic leader. Colonel Hood was one of the three incorporators of Alabama Power Company in 1906 and author of its charter. For 35 years Hood was closely associated with William Patrick Lay in the development of electric power in Alabama.

In 1954 the Gadsden Woman’s Club purchased the property to house their organization which was founded in 1923.

(Listed in the National Register of Historic Places May 8, 1986)

Erected in 1993 by The Etowah Historical Society and the C. Woodrow Dawson Family in Memory of Jerry Morgan Dawson. Past President and Trustee of the Gadsden Woman’s Club.
 
Erected 1993 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 0.835′ N, 86° 0.861′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and South 9th Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 862 Chestnut Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gunn-Bellenger House (within shouting distance of
Colonel Hood House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Colonel Hood House Marker
this marker); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Etowah County, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gadsden.
 
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Colonel Hood House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Colonel Hood House
Colonel Hood House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Colonel Hood House
 
 
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