“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Tennessee, City of Alcoa Historical Markers

A series of markers erected in celebration of the city's centennial in 2019.
Alcoa's First Fire Hall Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 10, 2022
Alcoa's First Fire Hall Marker
1 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Alcoa's First Fire Hall
In the 1940s, the City of Alcoa established a fire hall independent from the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). The City acquired its first fire truck in 1942, an open-cab 1940 Ford. The first fire hall, near the intersection of Springbrook Road . . . Map (db m195379) HM
2 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Babcock Lumber & Land Company and the Vose Community
In 1916, the Babcock Lumber & Land Company acquired 350 acres along Pistol Creek where saw and planing mills were constructed to process lumber the Company was timbering in Monroe County. At the time, Babcock was the nation's leading producer of . . . Map (db m195377) HM
3 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Bassel School
Bassel School was constructed in 1923 to provide a new school for children in the Bassel community. The new school was dedicated February 1, 1924. The school contained eight grades. Captions (clockwise from top left) • Bassel School . . . Map (db m195403) HM
4 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Charles M. Hall School
Alcoa schools for black citizens played a vital role in the growth and development of Alcoa. From 1916 to 1926, classes were held in one-room buildings and on the top floor of the Commercial Building. The first building on this site was completed . . . Map (db m195398) HM
5 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Early Alcoa High School Athletics
Alcoa High School began participating in athletics, as the Red Tornadoes, in the fall of 1924. The gymnasium was added in 1927. Alcoa High School played its home basketball games there until 1954. Captions (clockwise from top . . . Map (db m195370) HM
6 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Hultquist and Chandler Homes
The V. J. Hultquist family home was constructed in 1925. The same year, the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) constructed a home for the family of E. M. Chandler, who supervised the Sheet Mill from 1924 to 1946. He also managed the North Plant . . . Map (db m195372) HM
7 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Incorporation of the City of Alcoa
By Tennessee Private Act Chapter No. 510, the City of Alcoa was incorporated effective July 1, 1919. Initially, there were three city commissioners, C. L. Babcock, mayor; S. A. Copp, and W. V. Arnold. V. J. Hultquist was appointed city manager, . . . Map (db m195396) HM
8 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Initial Plant & Town Site Construction / The Mule Barn
Initial Plant & Town Site Construction In 1913, the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) began construction of a reduction plant for the production of aluminum. A townsite, including the Bassel community, was also constructed for Company workers . . . Map (db m195405) HM
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9 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Nicely's Grocery Store
The Nicely's Grocery Store building, built in 1939, stands as a proud reminder of the neighborhood grocery store where customers could purchase groceries on a credit account, and the store made home deliveries. When the building was new, the Masonic . . . Map (db m195376) HM
10 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Springbrook Park
When the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) established the City of Alcoa, a commitment was made to establish one acre of park for each 100 residents. Springbrook Park was established in 1925. More than 3,000 shade trees and 6,000 flowering shrubs . . . Map (db m195363) HM
11 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Springbrook Pool
Springbrook Pool, originally known as Alcoa Swimming Pool, opened June 13, 1931. Unemployed residents were allowed to work on construction of the pool in lieu of paying street tax, and the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) provided pipe and . . . Map (db m195375) HM
12 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — Springbrook School
Springbrook School was built in 1921 for grades 1-12, including, until 1939, Alcoa High School. The school was the City's first major school construction project. Today's park grounds lying between the concrete pad and the creek were the school's . . . Map (db m195367) HM
13 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — The Commercial Building
The Commercial Building was constructed by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) in 1919. Commercial businesses for the Hall community were located there, and until Charles M. Hall School was opened in 1926, the school for African American youth . . . Map (db m195399) HM
14 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — The Duck Pond and Lily Pond
In March 1931, City Manager V. J. Hultquist, informed city .commissioners that work had begun on a proposed lake in Springbrook Park to be located adjacent to the swimming pool. Initially known as Mirror Lake, it was later named the Lily Pond. . . . Map (db m195373) HM
15 Tennessee, Blount County, Alcoa — The Hall Community
The Hall community, earlier known as Peniel, then Walnut Hill, was established in 1916 when the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) built 137 two- and three-room homes for African American workers who had been recruited and hired to build the local . . . Map (db m195401) HM
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Apr. 22, 2024