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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cherry Street Historic District

(early 20th Century)

 
 
Cherry Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
1. Cherry Street Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, this district contains 52 structures, most of which were built after 1900. Cherry Street was laid out in 1818 near the east boundary of Florence. Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Sigismund Stribling portrayed Cherry Street in his novel, The Store. Angel's Corner, at Cherry and Tuscaloosa Streets was named for the James H. Angel Grocery Store which was established about 1905. This was a popular streetcar stop during the era of the streetcars.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 34° 48.554′ N, 87° 40.39′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on North Cherry Street near Hermitage Drive. Marker is located across the road from Florence Middle School (formerly known as Coffee High School). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 648 North Cherry Street, Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coffee High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home
Florence Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
2. Florence Middle School
(approx. ¼ mile away); North Wood Avenue Historic District—Expansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Temple B’nai Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson's Military Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wesleyan Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence State Teachers College (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Sigismund Stribling. Thomas Sigismund Stribling (March 4, 1881 – July 8, 1965) was an American writer and lawyer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1933 for his novel The Store. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. The Store. The Store is a 1932 novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Cherry Street Historic District Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 7, 2010
3. Cherry Street Historic District Home
Cherry Street Historic District Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 7, 2010
4. Cherry Street Historic District Home
Cherry Street Historic District Home image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 7, 2010
5. Cherry Street Historic District Home
Location of Angel Grocery Store image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 7, 2010
6. Location of Angel Grocery Store
"The Store" Angel's Corner, at Cherry and Tuscaloosa Streets was named for the James H. Angel Grocery Store which was established about 1905. Now a Medical Office.
Cherry Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
7. Cherry Street Historic District Marker
Several books of the "STORE" Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Sigismund Stribling- Books are located at the home of Stribling in Clifton Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   7. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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