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Union Station & Riverfront Park

 
 
Union Station & Riverfront Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Union Station & Riverfront Park Marker
Inscription. Transportation center of Montgomery located in this area for many years. First steamboat, the "Harriet," landed nearby 1821. City wharf constructed at landing place 1823. First railroad, Montgomery & West Point R.R., developed ca. 1840. By 1900 most major railroads in Central Alabama had connections here. Union Station and Tunnel connection to river landing built 1897. Because of decline in river traffic, Tunnel closed 1930. With development of Riverfront Park 1970's, Tunnel reopened. Ramp reopened 1981.
 
Erected 1981 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 22.848′ N, 86° 18.744′ W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker was on Commerce Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Encanchata (within shouting distance of this marker); The Domestic Slave Trade/Slave Transportation to Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Struggle For Colonial Empire (about 300 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
2. Union Station
300 feet away); Rainbow Soldier (about 400 feet away); Train Shed 1897 (about 500 feet away); General Charles Graham Boyd (about 500 feet away); Confederate Military Prison / Civil War Military Prisons (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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The Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
3. The Tunnel
Riverfront Park and the Alabama River image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
4. Riverfront Park and the Alabama River
Marker, behind statue, apparently removed due to renovations of island. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2017
5. Marker, behind statue, apparently removed due to renovations of island.
Marker was located on island closer to "Riverfront" sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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