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Hoover in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Loverís Leap

1827 - 1973

 
 
Loverís Leap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, September 20, 2008
1. Loverís Leap Marker
Inscription.  
The poetic lines inscribed on the boulder below is a replica of those carved in 1827 by Thomas W. Farrar.

Thomas W. Farrar was the Founder and first Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Alabama 1821-22-24.

This historical site donated to the public by Jones W. Schwab in 1935.

The work was done and fence provided by Thomas W. Martin and George B. Ward.
 
Erected 1973 by Shades Crest Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 33° 24.706′ N, 86° 51.407′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Shades Crest Road south of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 588 Shades Crest Road, Birmingham AL 35226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shades Crest Road Historical District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hale - Joseph Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Park Avenue Historical District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Overseerís House (approx. one mile away); Oxmoor Iron Furnaces (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ross Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoover.
 
Loverís Leap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
2. Loverís Leap Marker
Loverís Leap Marker at Bluff Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
3. Loverís Leap Marker at Bluff Park
Loverís Leap Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
4. Loverís Leap Park
The poetic lines inscribed on the boulder below image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
5. The poetic lines inscribed on the boulder below
Thomas W. Farrar Seraphine F. Farrar To sit on the rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, to slowly trace the forest's shady scene where things that own not man's dominion dwell, and mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been. August 20, 1827.
Loverís Leap image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
6. Loverís Leap
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,656 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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