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

Roebuck Springs Historic District

 
 
Roebuck Springs Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 6, 2008
1. Roebuck Springs Historic District Marker
Inscription. Roebuck Springs was the first large residential suburb in Birmingham where planning and development were tied to the automobile, and the first community in the city associated with a golf course development. The 1910 land plan was designed to complement the steep, rolling topography, reminiscent of narrow country lanes in rural England. The use of local native stones unified the diverse architectural styles - Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival - and contributed to the natural, distinctive feel of the community. Roebuck Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Association / Roebuck Springs Historical Preservation Society and the City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 34.878′ N, 86° 42.39′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Cumberland Drive east of 4th Avenue South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson Chapel And Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roebuck Spring (approx. mile away); Zion Memorial Gardens
Roebuck Springs Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Roebuck Springs Historic District Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); East Lake Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ruhama Baptist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Howard College (approx. 1.8 miles away); East Lake Community (approx. 1.9 miles away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Roebuck Springs Preservation Society website. Included in this website are photos of some of the homes and stories from people who lived in the area. (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersSports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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