Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Wood Avenue Historic District
The district contains elaborate Queen Anne, classic Georgian Revival and the more modest Bungalow styles of architecture as well as two homes of the Plantation Cotton style dating from the 1820's. Notable residents of Wood Avenue, formerly Market Street, were Tom Stribling, Pulitzer Prize winning author, George Geothals, Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal and Helen Keller who resided on Wood Avenue while attending public school.
The neighborhood has experienced very little change since the early 1900's.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 48.254′ N, 87° 40.5′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Wood Ave. just from Tuscaloosa St., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood Avenue Church of Christ (a few steps from this marker); Woodrow Wilson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Sculpture Relief Books and Learning (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Street Historic District (about 400 feet away); Florence Synodical Female College (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church 1888 (about 500 feet away); Regions Bank (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on June 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.