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Gordo in Pickens County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

First City Hall - Jail

 
 
First City Hall - Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
1. First City Hall - Jail Marker
Inscription.  Built June 1914 by Gordo’s first town council to house Mayor Benjamin Garrison’s office, city courtroom and jail. Building used as city hall – jail until 1949. Records show it to be the oldest remaining brick structure in Gordo.

Restored 1974, by Gordo Tuesday Study Club as an art gallery and museum. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Dec. 17, 1974.
 
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1914.
 
Location. 33° 19.231′ N, 87° 54.248′ W. Marker is in Gordo, Alabama, in Pickens County. Marker is on 2nd Street Northwest (Church Street) south of 2nd Avenue Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Marker and subject building are located on the east side of 2nd Street Northwest, just north of the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordo AL 35466, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. History of Gordo, Alabama (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carrollton Short Line Railroad (approx. 11½ miles away); Pickens County War Memorial (approx. 11.7 miles away); Pickens County Courthouse (approx. 11.8 miles away); Kelly - Stone - Hill Place (approx. 11.8 miles away); Romulus, Alabama (approx. 14.8 miles away); Running Skirmish at Romulus (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Regarding First City Hall - Jail. National Register of Historic Places #74000434
 
Also see . . .  Old Jail (Wikipedia). The Old Jail, also known as the Gordo Jail and Mayor's Office, is an historic former jail and office building in Gordo, Alabama. (Submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
First City Hall - Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
2. First City Hall - Jail Marker
First City Hall - Jail (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
3. First City Hall - Jail (southwest elevation)
(marker visible on left side)
First City Hall - Jail (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
4. First City Hall - Jail (south elevation)
(marker visible on left side)
First City Hall - Jail (<i>entrance detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
5. First City Hall - Jail (entrance detail)
(Pickens County Genealogical Society Library)
First City Hall - Jail (<i>window detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
6. First City Hall - Jail (window detail)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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