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Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

West Commerce Street Historic District/Historic Greenville Depot

 
 
West Commerce Street Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
1. West Commerce Street Historic District
Inscription. Side 1
West Commerce Street Historic District


The completion of the railroad in the late 1850s brought this District into being. The District grew into a major trade center between Montgomery and Mobile. The capital accumulated from this trade allowed the construction of brick commercial buildings, most of them completed by 1890. The downtown area was revitalized in the spring of 1997.

Side 2
Historic Greenville Depot


The Depot highlights the West Commerce Street Historic District and is symbolic of the major role the railroad transportation system played in making Greenville a major regional trade center. For many years, this was the sole shipping point for a six-county area of south-central Alabama. Passengers met here to catch the silver Hummingbird for a trip to the city. Built in 1910, reconstructed in 1924 and restored in 1995, the Old Depot is one of the few remaining brick and stucco buildings of its kind in south Alabama.
 
Erected 2000 by Sasanqua Garden Club of Greenville and the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 49.766′ N, 86° 37.664′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler
Historic Greenville Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
2. Historic Greenville Depot Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of West Commerce Street (Alabama Route 10) and Bolling Street, on the left when traveling west on West Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Bolling Street, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Camellia City/Greenville (approx. mile away); Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Butler County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butler County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding West Commerce Street Historic District/Historic Greenville Depot. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce currently occupies the old train depot.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Greenville Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
3. Greenville Train Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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