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The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

 
 
The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 20, 2015
1. The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965 Marker
Inscription. Located at the hilltop overlooking Downtown Montgomery, Five Points is an intersection of history and humanity. Here the historic black communities of West Montgomery meet the Cottage Hill neighborhood featuring Montgomery's most preserved Victorian architecture and history.

Following the Civil War, this neighborhood evolved from large mansion homes to more simplified, framed homes inhabited by railway workers, grocers carpenters and laborers. The character of the Five Points neighborhood has also evolved from a privileged homogenous area into a diverse community that combines middle class families, professionals, and an artistic, eccentric segment. This convergence of races cultures, backgrounds, and interests lends Five Points a character unlike other areas of Montgomery.
 
Erected 2015 by the City of Montgomery. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 32° 22.419′ N, 86° 18.907′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Goldthwaite Street and Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling south on Goldthwaite Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Goldthwaite Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
View of marker and stainless artwork showing a protest group. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 20, 2015
2. View of marker and stainless artwork showing a protest group.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of Segregation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. mile away); Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery (approx. mile away); Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ladies Memorial Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Places
 
The Five Points Area looking towards downtown Montgomery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 20, 2015
3. The Five Points Area looking towards downtown Montgomery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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