“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Saltmarsh Hall

Saltmarsh Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Saltmarsh Hall Marker
Inscription. In the late 1850s, Cahaba experienced a building boom. Everyone expected the town to prosper because of the new railroad. One of the first large brick structures built in this prosperous period was completed in 1856 by Dr. Saltmarsh.
He wanted the town to have a large hall for public occasions. The second floor was fitted up as a concert or exhibition hall. Many fancy dress balls were held here.
A small cellar from this structure is still visible today.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 19.098′ N, 87° 5.79′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on 1st Street North, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Vine Street, Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble (within shouting distance of this marker); Dallas County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Downtown Cahawba (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 300 feet away); Cahaba First State Capital (about 400 feet away); Vine Street (about 400 feet away); Alabama's First Statehouse (about 400 feet away); Cahaba Drug Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. Antebellum South, USEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers
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