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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sculpture Relief Books and Learning

1921

 
 
Sculpture Relief Books and Learning 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
1. Sculpture Relief Books and Learning 1921 Marker
Inscription. This sculpture relief was created by James W. Stoves and placed above the entrance to Gilbert Elementary School in 1921. In 1980, following the demolition of Gilbert school, it was moved to Hibbett Middle School. Because of its theme which relates to the teaching of children, it is now a part of the Florence/Lauderdale Public Library. Stoves left the Birmingham, Alabama coal mines to become a stoneworker and sculptor. He moved to Florence in 1913 and purchased the Florence Marble Works. Many of the monuments in the Florence Cemetery were sculptured by Stokes (sic).
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.204′ N, 87° 40.464′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on N. Wood Ave.. Touch for map. Located in front of Florence Public Library. between E. Tuscalossa & E. Tombigbee Sts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 North Wood Avenue, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florence Synodical Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church 1888 (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson Park
Florence Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 2, 2009
2. Florence Public Library
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood Avenue Church of Christ (about 300 feet away); Wood Avenue Historic District (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street Historic District (about 500 feet away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on June 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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