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Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

College Hill Historic District

 
 
College Hill Historic District Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
1. College Hill Historic District Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  College Hill Historic District, located along College Avenue between Scott and Kyle Streets, was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This district was Scottsboro's first subdivision. The area was part of Charlotte Scott Skelton's inheritance from her parents, Robert Thomas and Elizabeth Parsons Scott, the founders of Scottsboro. The Scott family donated a large plot at the northwest corner of Scott Street and College Avenue for a school. The College Hill Historic District gets its name from the academies, colleges, and public schools which have graced this campus for 130 years. The first school located on this site was the Scott Male and Female Academy built in 1878. The current building was constructed in 1939. College Avenue's first two homes, built in the 1890s on the two eastern corners, are no longer standing. Five of the district's original 16 houses were built 1909-1917. Four were built in the 1920s; three were constructed in the 1930s and two in the 1940s.

In a sequence of construction, the architecture of College Hill Historic District follows the trends of architecture in the Southeast. The most
College Hill Historic District Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
2. College Hill Historic District Marker (Side B)
unusual are the two Pyramidal-roof houses which appear in low numbers in other areas of Jackson County. These two houses were originally constructed in 1909 and 1911. Through the years, several early houses in the College Hill Historic District have been replaced or received major renovations. The development of the College Hill Historic District parallels the development of the Public Square Historic District. College Avenue has been the home of three Jackson County probate judges: W. R. Bogart, Henry McAnelly, and Robert (Bob) Howland, Sr. All families associated with these homes have made lasting contributions to the commercial, civic, and cultural growth of Scottsboro. Many of the residents are descendants of the original families who established the neighborhood.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Scottsboro.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 40.199′ N, 86° 1.849′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Scott Street and College Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Scott Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 South Scott Street, Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
College Hill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 13, 2021
3. College Hill Historic District Marker
The marker is in front of the former Lewis W. Page Elementary School, now home of the Scottsboro City School System's administrative offices.
within walking distance of this marker. Robert E. Jones, Jr. / Jones House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Thomas Scott (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro (approx. half a mile away); Scottsboro Railroad Depot (approx. half a mile away); Robert Thomas Scott, Sr. (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | College Hill Historic District. National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form and accompanying photographs. Available in PDF downloads. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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