Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
West Commerce Street Historic District/Historic Greenville Depot
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.
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 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. ¼ mile away); Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. ¼ mile 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 & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
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 402 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.