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

Shades Valley High School

Original Site (1949-2000)

Shades Valley High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julia Frost, October 2, 2011
1. Shades Valley High School Marker
Inscription.  Nationally acclaimed Jefferson County School which originally served students from Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Oak Grove, Irondale, Cahaba Heights, Hoover, Rocky Ridge, etc. Opened Fall 1949, closed 1996, demolished 2000. Designed by E.B. Van Keuren and Charles F. Davis, Jr. Built by Daniel Construction. First principal, who served from 1949 to 1970, was Frank A. Peake.
Erected 2001 by Class of 1958.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
Location. 33° 29.069′ N, 86° 47.048′ W. Marker is in Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 20th Pl South south of Williamsburg Way, on the right when traveling north. In front of the BB&T building, just South of YMCA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Homewood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosedale (approx. half a mile away); “We Love Homewood” (approx. half a mile away); Lane Park (approx. half a mile away); Hallman Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homewood.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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