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Pine Apple in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pine Apple Historic District

Pine Apple, Alabama

 
 
Pine Apple Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. Pine Apple Historic District Marker
Inscription.
Founded in 1825, the town of Pine Apple became a regional commercial center due to its strategic location as the end of the Selma to Pensacola Railroad line from 1871 to the 1890s. The progressive spirit of Pine Apple during the centennial period 1850 to 1950 is reflected in its historic commercial, residential, civic, educational, and religious architecture, namely the Bank of Pine Apple building, Pine Apple Water Tower and Waterworks building, Moore Academy, Matheson Community Library, Pine Apple Methodist Church and Friendship Baptist Church. Residential architecture ranges from 19th century cottages and early 20th century bungalows to more academic application of the Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles.

In contrast to the surrounding relics of a sleepy antebellum plantation south, the historic buildings of Pine Apple spark images of a bustling Deep South mercantile and educational center at the turn of the 20th century.

In all, the Pine Apple Historic District, entered into the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1999, includes 73 properties from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.
 
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Commission and by Pine Apple Promotions.
 
Location. 31° 
Pine Apple Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. Pine Apple Historic District Marker
52.477′ N, 86° 59.728′ W. Marker is in Pine Apple, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 10 and Garret Street, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Apple AL 36768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downtown Pine Apple (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moore Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pine Apple Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Butler Massacre / Fort Bibb (approx. 7.1 miles away); Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 8 miles away); Furman National Historic District (approx. 8.9 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 9.8 miles away); Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Apple.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pine Apple Promotions. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Pine Apple from Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Pine Apple Historic District Marker (The West, Welcome to Pine Apple Sign) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. Pine Apple Historic District Marker (The West, Welcome to Pine Apple Sign)
Adams-Stanford-Steen Home circa 1870 image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
4. Adams-Stanford-Steen Home circa 1870
Purifoy-Melton-Norred Home circa 1840. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
5. Purifoy-Melton-Norred Home circa 1840.
Moore Academy founded in 1882, current building built in 1923. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
6. Moore Academy founded in 1882, current building built in 1923.
Pine Apple United Methodist Church organized in 1872. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
7. Pine Apple United Methodist Church organized in 1872.
The Becnel House built in the 1820s by Benjamin Matthews. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
8. The Becnel House built in the 1820s by Benjamin Matthews.
Davidson-Jackson-Gellenthim-Ruth Home image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
9. Davidson-Jackson-Gellenthim-Ruth Home
Main Street Downtown Pine Apple, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
10. Main Street Downtown Pine Apple, Alabama.
Pine Apple's Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
11. Pine Apple's Town Hall
Former Dentist and Doctor's office located downtown Pine Apple. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
12. Former Dentist and Doctor's office located downtown Pine Apple.
Pine Apple's Water Tower. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
13. Pine Apple's Water Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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