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

The Park Avenue Historical District

 
 
The Park Avenue Historical District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
1. The Park Avenue Historical District Marker
Inscription. 51 Structures, 70% residential, built early 20th century to post World War II period. The 1885 sale of Gardner Hale’s land began the housing development. The 33 acre 1924 Independent Presbyterian Church Children’s Fresh Air Farm, 1923 Bluff Park Elementary School were the most significant buildings.
Alabama Register
of Landmarks / Heritage 1998

 
Erected by Hoover Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 24.102′ N, 86° 51.366′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Rockland Drive, on the right when traveling north on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker located across the road from Shades Crest Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 452 Park Avenue, Birmingham AL 35226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overseer’s House (approx. ¼ mile away); Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hale - Joseph Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lover’s Leap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shades Crest Road Historical District
The Park Avenue Historical District Marker North View image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 24, 2010
2. The Park Avenue Historical District Marker North View
(approx. ¾ mile away); Ross Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 2 miles away); Oxmoor Iron Furnaces (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoover.
 
Also see . . .  Park Avenue Historic District. Courtesy Bluffparkal.org (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by Heather Skaggs of Hoover, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Independent Presbyterian Church, Children’s Fresh Air Farm and Bluff Park Elementary School if still standing. • Can you help?
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