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Rainsville in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

McCurdy House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
1. McCurdy House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1931 by the McCurdy family, the home's interior was lined completely with cedar wood and the floor made of hand selected quarter-sawed oak. Beveled glass was in the windows and doors. Home to a delicatessen in the 1980s, plans were being made to renovate the structure as a landmark museum for the city of Rainsville when it was destroyed by fire in 1990.

Edward Elijah McCurdy (1880-1954) moved to Rainsville in 1912 to operate a general store and became a landowner of vast acreage. His wife, Susie Lofton (1877-1975), bore seven children and taught school in DeKalb and Jackson Counties for over five decades. Elected as a Republican to the DeKalb County Commission in 1926, Edward McCurdy was instrumental in promoting growth atop Sand Mountain by working to route the intersection of Alabama highways 75 and 35 in Rainsville; Alabama Highway 75 in the town was subsequently named McCurdy Avenue.
 
Erected 2016 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location.
McCurdy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
2. McCurdy House Marker
34° 29.67′ N, 85° 50.838′ W. Marker is in Rainsville, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of McCurdy Avenue North (State Highway 75) and Main Street (State Highway 35), on the right when traveling south on McCurdy Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Main St W, Rainsville AL 35986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (approx. 6.7 miles away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Payne Cabin Historic Site (approx. 8 miles away); Alabama (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Payne Opera House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 8.1 miles away); Wills Town Mission (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Payne’s Fort (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 28, 2020