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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building

 
 
Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building Marker
Inscription.  Central Masonic Institute of Alabama acquired property 1847 and erected building. Confederate Hospital during War Between the States. Dallas County Courthouse (1866-1901) on removal of County Seat from Cahaba. Presbyterian High School for Boys in early 1900’s. Acquired by Vaughan Estate 1904. Vaughan Memorial Hospital (1911-1960) in memory of Samuel Watkins Vaughan, M.D. City of Selma under Mayor Joseph T. Smitherman purchased property 1969. Dallas County & City restored original structure 1973. Building renamed Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building April 9, 1979.
 
Erected 1979 by Alabama Historical Commission / Selma-Dallas County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 24.319′ N, 87° 1.548′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Alabama Avenue on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Union Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building Marker
of this marker. Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arsenal Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Selma Army Arsenal (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Building and U.S. Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burning of Downtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Rufus de Vane King (approx. 0.3 miles away); Live Oak Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building
Plaque noting former use as Vaughan Memorial Hospital. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2014
4. Plaque noting former use as Vaughan Memorial Hospital.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 30, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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