Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
West 15th Street Historic District
—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anniston Civil Rights Trail, Alabama marker series.
Location. 33° 39.827′ N, 85° 50.116′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on West 15th Street west of Walnut Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 416 West 15th Street, Anniston AL 36201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Organized 1887 (approx. The Human Relations Council (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Murder of Willie Brewster, July 15, 1965 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greyhound Bus Station Protest, May 14, 1961 (approx. half a mile away); Temple Beth El (approx. half a mile away); Anniston World War (approx. half a mile away); Saint Michael and All Angels (approx. half a mile away); The Legacy of the Military / Anniston's Military Heritage (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
Regarding West 15th Street Historic District. In its day, there were four churches, six practicing doctors, five barber shops and four beauty shops, three shoe shops, two grocery stores, three service stations, two tailors, a music studio and a photography studio, a real-estate agent, three barbecue restaurants, two hotels, four funeral homes, a fire department, a dry cleaners, and for entertainment, the Gem Theater, the Blue Light Savoy and the Sugar Bowl.
Also see . . .
1. Anniston Civil Rights Trail Map (.pdf) (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Park Service - National Register Application Form. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.