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Grant in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Becker Hall

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
1. Becker Hall Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1937, the Florence H. Becker Recreation Hall was named in honor of Florence Hague Becker, President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from 1935 to 1938. The vertically placed pine logs used in the construction of the building were cut from the forests of Gunter Mountain. Mr. A.M. Alred was the contractor for the original building. Thomas Hampton Smith was the contractor for the restoration of the building in 2004-2005. Becker Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
 
Location. 34° 32.016′ N, 86° 15.161′ W. Marker is in Grant, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from Cathedral Caverns Highway north of 1st Street West, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. On the campus of the Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of the American Revolution School. Marker is in this post office area: Grant AL 35747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Bell Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School (about 400 feet away); Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town (approx. 1.1
Becker Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
2. Becker Hall Marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the entrance door.
miles away); Cathedral Caverns (approx. 3 miles away); Whitaker Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Vienna (New Hope) (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grant.
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
3. Becker Hall
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
4. Becker Hall
In appreciation to THOMAS HAMPTON SMITH Hamp Smith, great-grandson of Kate Duncan Smith, volunteered his time as the project manager for the restoration of Becker Hall. October 2005
Becker Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 20, 2010
5. Becker Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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