Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Social and Cultural Opportunities
Restoring the Vision...Preserving The Legacy
-Promotional brochure from the Decatur Land Improvement and Furnace Company
While the Industrial Revolution transformed the country, the vision of "Home Sweet Home" was increasingly important. In addition to economic advantages, the town's planners made sure that cultural, social, recreational, educational, and religious opportunities were available for the town's new residents. The downtown was central to city life, and the 1880's boom resulted in a rich architectural legacy. Homes, businesses, and churches showcased the changing styles and technological advances of the times. Town promoters of the early 1900's boasted that "with miles and miles of cement and brick sidewalks and paved streets, churches, schools,YMCA, public library, electric lights, gas, pure filtered water, streetcars, theaters, parks, boating, etc., THE DECATURS are truly an ideal place to live."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 35.863′ N, 86° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Prospect Drive, on the right when traveling north on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Health and Civic Welfare (a few steps from this marker); Carolyn Cortner Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreation and Refreshment (within shouting distance of this marker); Beauty and Hope (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albany (about 800 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Decatur Daily (approx. 0.6 miles away); War in Vietnam (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Also see . . . Delano Park Trail of History. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 18, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.