“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Uniontown in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Green Gables


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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Green Gables Marker
Inscription.  Site of the road-house, Green Gables, built in 1928, which became the social center of the Black Belt. It was known for its lively but restrained atmosphere provided by a dance floor, juke box, and excellent T-bone steaks. Mr. Walter Kemp was the Manager for many years.

The facade of the white board-and-batten building featured a very large gable as its center section. The roof tile and shutters were green. Two cabins built on the premises were later attached as rear rooms to the main building behind the dance floor.

The building burned in 1983.
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 32° 26.99′ N, 87° 30.037′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 80) 0.2 miles east of Village Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1260 Washington Street, Uniontown AL 36786, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker,
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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Green Gables Location
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measured as the crow flies. Church of the Holy Cross (approx. one mile away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 6.4 miles away); Freetown (approx. 10.2 miles away); Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 12.4 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  The Black Belt in the American South. The Black Belt in the American South refers to the social history, especially concerning slavery and black workers, of the geological region known as the Black Belt. (Submitted on October 23, 2020, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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