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Former Mess Hall & Marker. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 25, 2022
Former Mess Hall & Marker.
1 Alabama, Autauga County, Marbury — Mess Hall c. 1920-1929
When the Soldiers' Home opened, veterans cooked for themselves in their cottages. Later, cooks were hired, serving meals in one cottage of each row. Around 1920, the Mess Hall was constructed, providing the most efficient method of serving . . . Map (db m206693) HM
2 Alabama, Autauga County, Marbury — Site of "John E. Moore," "Camp Hardee," "Cottage Number 8" and "Cripple Creek Hotel" Cottages1903-1939
The individual cottages at the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home contrasted with the large barracks found at many other Civil War veterans homes across the country during the early 1900's. All nine cottages of the Soldiers' Home had . . . Map (db m206689) HM
3 Alabama, Autauga County, Marbury — Site of the E. L. More, Fox Maull, Lizzie Cameron,The Blue and the Gray, Flowers and "Last Chance" Cottages — 1902 – 1939 —
The individual cottages at the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home contrasted with the large barracks found at many other Civil War veterans homes across the country during the early 1900's. The cottages in this row were paid for by private . . . Map (db m206798) HM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Baker Hill — McGee~Reeder HomeBarbour County
Alpheus R. Chestnutt built this house in 1873 in what was once known as Chestnuttville but renamed Baker Hill in the mid-1880s. He also owned and operated a dry good mercantile on this property from 1870 until it burned in the 1880s. Upon his death . . . Map (db m197411) HM
5 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Caver-Christian-Davis FarmAD 1832 to AD 1865 — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
Choccolocco Park is located on land that was farmed by the Caver, Christian and Davis families from 1840 until the late twentieth century. During the Great Depression, the farm was documented by the Historic American Building Survey. The subjects . . . Map (db m145025) HM
6 Alabama, Cherokee County, Cedar Bluff — Long Shadows House
Constructed around 1875 by John Seaborn Watt for his bride, Emma Chastillette Williamson, this fine example of Victorian architecture was originally located near Yancey's Bend prior to the construction of Weiss Lake. The site was going to be . . . Map (db m137844) HM
7 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County Courthouse
The current courthouse is the fourth to be built on this site. The first courthouse, constructed of brick in 1849, burned in 1882. A second brick courthouse was built that year and it only lasted 13 years before it burned in 1895. The third brick . . . Map (db m114838) HM
8 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Hatcher School1949-1969
Hatcher School was created as a result of the dreams and sacrifices of the people of the community. Black children in Centre had to travel to Cedar Bluff to attend school. The State purchased land and citizens of the community provided funding and . . . Map (db m133323) HM
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9 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — J.D. Jordan Jr. House
This house was built in 1846 by George Walden soon after the town of Centre was laid out. The house was occupied by Judge Wm. Lafayette Whitlock who was a lawyer, delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention and judge of the 12th judicial district. . . . Map (db m120047) HM
10 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Jordan Big Store
Jordan Big Store has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission August 10, 2017Map (db m114746) HM
11 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Army Barracks for Enlisted Men
After the war broke out, wooden frame barracks were built by North and South at permanent installations such as forts, arsenals, coastal installations, and training camps. In winter, smaller barracks were constructed with available materials and man . . . Map (db m129426) HM
12 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Monument to Jefferson Manly Falkner1908
Alter the death of Jefferson Manly Falkner, Soldiers' Home founder in 1907, the Soldiers' Home Board of Control commissioned this obelisk in his honor. The monument was erected in 1908 under the northeast corner of the veranda of Memorial Hall. . . . Map (db m129411) HM
13 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Mountain Creek Post Officec. 1906 – 1975
This late nineteenth century building, originally Gray & Speer's store, was located less than a mile south near the South & North Railroad (later L&N and present day CSX). It was converted to a post office around 1906. Veterans from the Alabama . . . Map (db m129333) HM
14 Alabama, Clarke County, Grove Hill — Creagh Law Officecirca 1834
Built by Judge John Gates Creagh, attorney, commissioner, county treasurer, judge of county orphans court and state legislator. It was originally located on lot 15 Court Street, facing the county court house, and was moved in the mid 1930's to . . . Map (db m47652) HM
15 Alabama, Clarke County, Jackson — Kimbell House
Built circa 1848 by Isham Kimbell on Lower Commerce Street. Given to city by Woodson family and moved to this site in 1977 by Jackson Historical Commission, successors to Jackson Bi-Centennial Committee, with a grant from the M. W. Smith, Jr. . . . Map (db m39202) HM
16 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Clay County / Clay County Courthouse
Clay County Established Dec. 7, 1866 Boundaries of eastern Talladega County and western Randolph County were redrawn in 1866 to create the 58th county of Alabama. The name honors U. S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Historical place . . . Map (db m95095) HM
17 Alabama, Colbert County, Sheffield — Furnace Hill
Center of Industry for new town of Sheffield. Five blast furnaces with 75 ft stacks build 1886~1895 1/2 mile west. Promoted by E. W. Cole and E. Ensley. Iron ore and limestone from Franklin Co., coke from Walker Co. and Virginia used. Hattie Ensley . . . Map (db m28428) HM
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18 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — First Baptist Church
This congregation was organized in July 1823 as Concord Church, later known as Union Church, then as Tuscumbia Baptist. Jeremiah Burns was the first pastor. It began meeting at this site about 1845 in a plain wooden building. The New England-style . . . Map (db m28564) HM
19 Alabama, Conecuh County, Burnt Corn — Dr. Watkins House
This two and a half story structure with unusual lower front extension was the home of Dr. John Watkins. Dr. Watkins was one of the first and few physicians in this part of the Mississippi Territory. Before coming to Burnt Corn, he lived in . . . Map (db m81297) HM
20 Alabama, Conecuh County, Evergreen — Alice's
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21 Alabama, Conecuh County, Evergreen — The Bank of Evergreen
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22 Alabama, Coosa County, Rockford — Coosa County / Old Rock Jail
Coosa County Named for the river on its western border, Coosa County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832, from land ceded by the Creek Nation in the Treaty of Cusseta. The name is taken from the Native American word . . . Map (db m131716) HM
23 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — Andalusia City Hall / Three Notch School
Andalusia City Hall Today, the Andalusia City Hall houses city government offices and is a host site for meetings and special events. Modern information, technology, and communications of city government mesh with the original . . . Map (db m94169) HM
24 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — Bank of Andalusia National Historic Place
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m94197) HM
25 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — First National Bank BuildingNational Historic Place
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m94200) HM
26 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — History of the Library / Andalusia Post Office becomes Public Library
History of the Library In 1913 the Study Club of Andalusia was organized to establish a library for Andalusia. Led by founder Miss Ethel Darling the club held a book shower resulting in $5.50 and 15 books which became the embryo of the . . . Map (db m129389) HM
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27 Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — Crenshaw County Courthouse
Crenshaw County was established from five existing counties in 1866. The first courthouse and county seat were originally in Rutledge. The county seat moved to its present location after the 1893 election. The first courthouse at this location . . . Map (db m183474) HM
28 Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — The Bricken BuildingCrenshaw County
In the late 1800s, Benjamin R. Bricken, Crenshaw County's first attorney-at-law, built the Bricken Building, a landmark in the field of law in this county. Between 1893 and 1933, the Bricken Law Firm occupied the building Then, Ben H. Lightfoot . . . Map (db m163730) HM
29 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Betz Addition Historic District“Quality Hill”
The Betz Addition Historic District, also known as “Quality Hill”, lies to the north of Highway 278 East and is named in honor of Cullman’s first mayor, Fred Betz. The district is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. . . . Map (db m33839) HM
30 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman Railroad Depot
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company completed building this Mission Style depot in 1913. When the tracks were laid below ground level, it replaced Cullman's first station located on First Avenue at Third Street, SW. Passenger service . . . Map (db m29975) HM
31 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble
Prior to 1905, workmen in search of salvageable bricks dismantled the old Dallas County Courthouse (pictured here). The grassy mound before you contains the damaged bricks the workmen left behind. Cahawba was the county seat from . . . Map (db m112559) HM
32 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Alabama's First Statehouse
Alabama's first statehouse stood on this lot, but no drawing by a person who actually saw it has been found. It was built in 1819 and destroyed in 1833, before the invention of photography. There are many drawings of the statehouse, but all are pure . . . Map (db m75908) HM
33 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Behind the Big House Reported permanently removed
Two story brick slave quarters like the one before you were not typical, but they could be found in wealthy towns like Cahawba. Stephen Barker built these quarters in 1860 on the northern edge of town. As you can see in the . . . Map (db m112472) HM
34 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Footprint of a Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church was built at Cahawba in 1854 but was dismantled and moved sometime after 1884 but before 1888. It was reassembled fifteen miles away in a rural community called Martin's Station. The raised outline before you indicates . . . Map (db m83510) HM
35 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — The Hole That Was Once a Row
1822 - Crocheron's Row Cahawba's First Shopping Center This large hole was dug in 1822 to be the basement beneath Cahawba's first brick store. In the 19th century the word "row" described a building that consisted of . . . Map (db m112577) HM
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36 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Welcome to Downtown Cahawba Reported damaged
Cahawba's homes were spread over an entire square mile, many with yards of one or two acres. That was not the case here on Vine Street. Offices, stores and hotels were tightly packed along this main street. The steamboat landings on the . . . Map (db m112560) HM
37 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Who Lived Here?
This house, the Fambro / Arthur home, takes its name from two of its owners. One was a judge, the other was a former slave. The Fambro Family A. Judge W. W. Fambro built this house in the early 1840s. He may have created . . . Map (db m112451) HM
38 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Yankees in Cahawba
A New York merchant, Richard Conner Crocheron, built a magnificant mansion on this spot. The adjacent photograph captured the decayed splendor of this home before it burned. Look closely at the photograph. Try to identify the columns . . . Map (db m112582) HM
39 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Federal Building and U.S. Court HouseNational Register of Historic Places
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places March 26, 1976 Federal Building U.S. Courthouse Selma, Alabama James Knox Taylor Architect 1909 This property significantly contributes to the nation’s cultural heritage . . . Map (db m131992) HM
40 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building
Central Masonic Institute of Alabama acquired property 1847 and erected building. Confederate Hospital during War Between the States. Dallas County Courthouse (1866-1901) on removal of County Seat from Cahaba. Presbyterian High School for Boys in . . . Map (db m37656) HM
41 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Lee - Bender - Butler House
This Greek Revival house was built circa 1850 by Thomas Helm Lee, master builder and owner of early Selma lumber yard. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of Miller Lee of Buckingham County, Virginia and married Mary Jane Blanks of Cahaba in 1839. He . . . Map (db m37674) HM
42 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Ware - Baker - Jones House
Built c. 1859 by Henry H. Ware, this house exemplifies the picturesque eclecticism which dominated Alabama architecture after 1850. It mixes elements of the older neoclassicism with the newer Victorian trends. Prominent owners through the years . . . Map (db m37675) HM
43 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — White - Force Cottage
This Italianate style cottage was built in 1859 by C. B. and Martha Todd White. Mrs. White, half sister of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, was an outspoken Southern patriot, who subjected the Lincolns to severe criticism, when the Northern press accused her . . . Map (db m38274) HM
44 Alabama, Elmore County, Wetumpka — Old Calaboosec. 1820
First Jail in WetumpkaMap (db m123938) HM
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45 Alabama, Escambia County, Atmore — Watson Cabin
Built in Wilcox County, Alabama 1845 this ancestral home of the Watson family was donated to Leadership Atmore in 1999. In memory of Rupert Basil Watson 1905 – 1981Map (db m130677) HM
46 Alabama, Escambia County, Brewton — The Leigh Place
The Leigh Place The First Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton Used as the County Seat from 1885 to 1890. After various other uses, remodeled as an office in 1969.Map (db m84392) HM
47 Alabama, Escambia County, Brewton — The Robbins & McGowin Building
Truly an Escambia County landmark, Robbins and McGowin Co. organized in March 1897 with the consolidation of the J. I. Robbins and J. G. McGowin Stores, the millinery of Miss L. A. Cunningham, the Blacksher-Miller Commissary, and the J. E. Finlay . . . Map (db m130673) HM
48 Alabama, Escambia County, Pollard — The Lindsey-Fitzgerald House
Martin Lindsey bought the Pollard Mill later known as the Lindsey Mill Company. Several hundred employees worked at the Mill during the early 1900s, among them Joe Douglas, head of the woodlands, and Percy Watson, accounting. Mr. Lindsey handled the . . . Map (db m84386) HM
49 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — First United Methodist Church Of Attalla
In 1851 twelve Methodists met in Newton (later Attalla) to plan a Methodist Episcopal Church. A crude log building on North Fifth Street served as the first church. In 1861 and again in 1882 the church relocated on Fifth to accommodate the growing . . . Map (db m83731) HM
50 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Amphitheater
Through the efforts of local citizens, Benny Dean and Floyd Beddingfield, the City of Gadsden obtained this facility from American Legion Post Number 5 in 1985. Built in 1935, the amphitheater seats 1600 persons. Designed by local architect, Paul W. . . . Map (db m83736) HM
51 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre(Legion Park Bowl)
Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating about 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the . . . Map (db m39140) HM
52 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden Times-News Building
This Italianate brick commercial structure with a cast-iron storefront on the first floor is significant for its 24 year association with Gadsden’s principal newspaper. It was constructed in 1904 to house The Gadsden Times-News, which was . . . Map (db m39217) HM
53 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gunn-Bellenger House
Built in 1886 for Edward Tracy Hollingsworth, a prominent merchant and banker, this two-story Victorian - style house with mansard roof is one of the few surviving examples of late-nineteenth century architecture in Gadsden. The original complex . . . Map (db m39134) HM
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54 Alabama, Henry County, Abbeville — Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home / Robert Fowler Hall Home
Side 1 Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home Reuben Hicklin Hall (1812-1890) and Mary Ann Strange (1814-1872) moved to Henry County by ox wagon from Washington County, Georgia, in 1845. They built a log home just south of here with slave . . . Map (db m71821) HM
55 Alabama, Henry County, Abbeville — The Bethune-Kennedy House
This rare, dual front door, double pen Creole cottage was constructed circa 1840 on the military three-notch road, now Kirkland Street. It is the oldest remaining structure in Abbeville. Earliest known owner was Confederate Colonel William Calvin . . . Map (db m60754) HM
56 Alabama, Henry County, Shorterville — Showplace of the South
Side 1 “The Mansion” was built in the 1830's on this site by Colonel James Bennett and his wife, Harriet M. Grace. Tradition maintains that it was the only three story antebellum home in the Chattahoochee Valley. The top . . . Map (db m83759) HM
57 Alabama, Houston County, Columbia — Purcell - Killingsworth House
This house, also known as Travelers Rest, was completed in 1890 by William Henry Purcell (1845-1910) a prominent Columbia businessman and politician. Purcell had many business interests including a steamboat landing on the Chattahoochee River. This . . . Map (db m73370) HM
58 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — Dothan Municipal Light and Water Plant
Municipal Light & Water Plant has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1991Map (db m115030) HM
59 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — Federal Building
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places December 31, 1974 Federal Building U.S. Courthouse Dothan, Alabama James Knox Taylor Architect 1909 This property significantly contributes to the Nation's Cultural Heritage . . . Map (db m83781) HM
60 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — Main Street Commercial Historic District
This District encompasses the old downtown commercial center of Dothan and is characterized by a high concentration of closely spaced commercial and warehouse structures. The buildings in the District span the period of Dothan’s early growth from . . . Map (db m220453) HM
61 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — The Waddell House
Side 1 This quaint turn of the century farmhouse originally stood on an 80 acre farm, located 2 miles west of the Houston County Courthouse. The house was built by Bud Bush of heart pine lumber from the sawmill owned and operated by . . . Map (db m73378) HM
62 Alabama, Jefferson County, Bessemer — McAdory House
A cotton plantation house circa 1840, with about 2,000 acres. Built by Thomas McAdory, Jr., the pioneer architecture was the dog-trot style built of numbered hand-hewn logs and wooden pegs. Born here: Robert McAdory, first mayor of Bessemer . . . Map (db m215904) HM
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63 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — A.B. Loveman House
The house was built c. 1908 for Adolph B. Loveman, a Hungarian immigrant who in 1887 founded the dry goods business that evolved into one of Birmingham’s signature retail establishments, Loveman, Joseph & Loeb. Its English-style neighbor to the . . . Map (db m83800) HM
64 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Concord CenterTime Capsule
To Be Opened March 1, 2022 Dedicated at the construction completion March 1, 2002 Project Team Owners - BLH Group, LLC Brookmont Investors II, LLC Spire Holdings, LLC Developer - Brookmont Realty Group, LLC General . . . Map (db m27010) HM
65 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Dewberry Drugs and Phenix Insurance Company Buildings
The two commercial buildings on this corner lot are some of the earliest surviving business houses in Birmingham. The Dewberry building appeared on the corner about 1881, and it housed the first and longest surviving drug store in the city, starting . . . Map (db m36740) HM
66 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Duncan House
The Duncan House was build in 1906 as a home place for James and Lelia Duncan and their eight children in what is now Tarrant City, Alabama. Duncan worked throughout his life in the nearby shops and yards of the L&N Railroad (know CSXI) as water . . . Map (db m86613) HM
67 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Five Points South
This neighborhood developed in the 1880s as one of Birmingham's first streetcar suburbs. It was the Town of Highlands from 1887 to 1893, when it became part of the City of Birmingham. The heart of the neighborhood was Five Points Circle, a major . . . Map (db m83829) HM
68 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Jefferson County Courthouses
Territorial legislature designated home of Maj. Moses Kelly (in Jones Valley) as site of first court in this area of Alabama, 1818. After creation of Jefferson County, 1819, court held at Carrollsville (Powderly) until county seat established . . . Map (db m25743) HM
69 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store
Built in 1937, Birmingham’s S. H. Kress Five-and-Ten Cent Store was the second completed of the three great mercantile buildings on this intersection. Its construction reflected Kress’s confidence in Birmingham’s economy and marked a break by its . . . Map (db m38557) HM
70 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Berry Project
This row of buildings from 2009 to 2017 Second Avenue dates from the early years of the 20th century and has undergone a variety of changes and modernizations over the years. Originally part of a larger building that burned in 1944 (now the site of . . . Map (db m38563) HM
71 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library
Birmingham’s first library was organized in 1886 and in 1891 became a subscription library for the general public. In 1908 the Birmingham Public Library Association established a free public library, and the City created an independent Library Board . . . Map (db m83856) HM
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72 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Tutwiler Hotel / The Tutwiler-Ridgely RebirthEst. 1914
The Tutwiler Hotel In 1913, George Gordon Crawford, President of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, complained to Robert Jemison Jr., that when friends and officers from U.S. Steel came to town they had no decent place to stay. . . . Map (db m99317) HM
73 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Highland Park — The Altamont Apartments
Built during the Roaring Twenties, the Altamont Apartments broke ground in 1924 and were completed in 1925. Designed by architect Jacob E. Sallte as an apartment/hotel, they were built to attract affluent businessmen who desired luxury, . . . Map (db m216069) HM
74 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education
Summit/Hale Sps., a one-room school, opened on the mountain in 1898. It moved to this site and was named Bluff Park Elementary School with 50 students and funded with community support in 1923. From two-rooms, it expanded to 32 classrooms in 1988. . . . Map (db m28486) HM
75 Alabama, Jefferson County, Leeds — Jonathan Bass House MuseumCirca 1863
Jonathan Bass was born January 30, 1837, in Jefferson County. His father arrived in Jefferson County in 1816, and Jonathan was a life-long resident. Although the Bass House was under construction as early as 1863, Jonathan left the farm to join the . . . Map (db m24697) HM
76 Alabama, Jefferson County, Mountain Brook — America's First Office Park
In 1955, Ervin Jackson and Newman H. Waters developed the first office park in the United States. Since 1871 office buildings had been located in downtown Birmingham so the concept of thousands of workers coming to a suburban work-place was a . . . Map (db m83252) HM
77 Alabama, Jefferson County, Tarrant — Tarrant City HallOriginally the Main Office for National Cast Iron Pipe Company
Front: A pipe foundry was established in 1912 by the following founders, A. H. Ford, F. M. Jackson, E. E. Linthicum, Charles Green and Charles Day. Originally the main office was located approximately 100 yards west of this building. The . . . Map (db m83928) HM
78 Alabama, Lamar County, Sulligent — The Ogden House
Built in 1888, this was the first house constructed within the original city limits of Sulligent after incorporation. It was the family home of William W. and Tallulah Henson Ogden. One of the founders and chief promoters of Sulligent. Mr. Ogden was . . . Map (db m96471) HM
79 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Elgin — Daniel WhiteSettled Here in 1818
Daniel White, native of North Carolina, purchased land here in 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. His home and stagecoach stop, "Wayside Inn" was a large two~ story log house located on the North side of the highway from this site. In 1834 . . . Map (db m29170) HM
80 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — College Place Historic District
The land on which this district rests was part of the 1818 sale by the Cypress Land Company which established the City of Florence. During The Civil War Confederate soldiers constructed breastworks here for the defense of Florence. House . . . Map (db m35235) HM
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81 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Colonel Pickett Place1833
This "double- pile cottage" is a rare Alabama example of Tidewater architecture that originated along the Southern seaboard during the colonial period. This house was built in 1833 by Thomas J. Crowe, proprietor of the early National Hotel in . . . Map (db m83962) HM
82 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — First Presbyterian Church(1818)
The Presbyterians organized the first church in Florence and purchased this property from the Cypress Land Company in 1818. A sanctuary was erected here in 1824. James L. Sloss, an early Alabama Territory missionary, was installed as the church's . . . Map (db m28955) HM
83 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Karsner-Kennedy House
(side 1) The Karsner-Kennedy House is significant because of its architectural characteristics. Benjamin F. Karsner (1800-1897) of Maryland married Sarah McCarter of Virginia in 1827. He was a prominent figure in Florence and at times he . . . Map (db m84026) HM
84 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Major General George Washington Goethals' Home1888~1907
The great engineering genius of the Panama Canal lived at this site from 1888 until 1907. As a young lieutenant, Gothals was sent to Florence to speed up the work on the Muscle Shoals Canal Project which effectively by~passed the serious river . . . Map (db m84033) HM
85 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Pope's Tavern Museum
Pope's Tavern Museum is housed in a building that dates back to the early 1800s. According to legend Christopher Cheatham built and operated a tavern on this site for Leroy Pope in 1811. This was seven years before the founding of Florence in . . . Map (db m66764) HM WM
86 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building
Built in 1826 in the Spanish Revival architectural style, this is the first structure in Florence erected with a steel skeleton supporting the floors, walls and roof. The framework is strong enough to support two more stories than were actually . . . Map (db m35176) HM
87 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Seminary - O'Neal Historic District
Named for the O’Neal family which produced two Alabama governors and for seminary, the street on which the Synodical Female College was located, the Seminary-O’Neal Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. . . . Map (db m84049) HM
88 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Southall Drugs
Charles Morton Southall (1864-1952) constructed this Commercial Italianate style building in 1900 of the finest materials for his wholesale/retail drug business. The elegant interior by Charles Hester, New York City, contained the area's first . . . Map (db m35175) HM
89 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Walnut Street Historic District
Walnut Street began as a residential area in the national economic boom of the 1880s and 1890s and continued its development through the 1920s. Industries and businesses grew in Florence, the population of the city increased, and business and . . . Map (db m84158) HM
90 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Wesleyan Bell
The Wesleyan Bell was manufactured by the C.S. Bell Company in Hillsboro, Ohio, it is made of alloy steel, has a diameter of 38 inches, and is 24 inches high (not including its yoke). The weight of the bell is 660 pounds. When 350- pounds mountings . . . Map (db m28881) HM
91 Alabama, Lawrence County, Town Creek — Saunders~ Hall~ Goode Mansion
This mansion, located about one mile east, was placed on the National Register of Historic places 1 Oct 1974. Built by Turner Saunders (1782-1853) on property purchased 9 April 1833, the house may have an earlier construction date. Revolutionary . . . Map (db m37281) HM
92 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — City Hall
Side 1 In 1846, Auburn's founder, Judge John J. Harper deeded the property on this corner to Simeon Perry, as town agent for two of the earliest public schools in Auburn. A member of the settlement party, Perry laid out the original . . . Map (db m79948) HM
93 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Dillard-Lawson House
Built by Auburn merchant A.L. Dillard in 1894, the home was once part of the old Scott Plantation. It was one of the first homes in Auburn to have an indoor bath and electricity. An unusual feature of the house is the gray stone, for which Dillard . . . Map (db m74445) HM
94 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — General James Henry Lane HouseWoman's Club of Auburn
The Lane House, built in 1853 at the corner of Thach and College Street, was home to several Auburn University notables, E. T. Glenn, Treasurer, leased it in 1873. Gen. James H. Lane, Aide to Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Head of Engineering, purchased . . . Map (db m85165) HM
95 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Scott-Yarbrough House
(Side 1) Colonel Nathaniel J. Scott, from Harris County Georgia, built this house, which he called Pebble Hill, on 100 acres in 1847. With its pyramidal roof and symmetrical lines, the frame house reflects the Greek Revival . . . Map (db m74446) HM
96 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — The Baughman-Honour-Stiles House
Designed by William Dryden Baughman and built by Fred Burk in 1929, the house was not finished due to the Great Depression. Because of its two-story turret and French Norman Style, it became known as "The Castle." In 1949, the home was sold to . . . Map (db m74443) HM
97 Alabama, Limestone County, Athens — Athens Collegea liberal arts college — 1822 —
. . . Map (db m29111) HM
98 Alabama, Limestone County, Belle Mina — Belle Mina / Woodside
Marker Front Thomas Bibb built this grand house in 1826 and named it "Belle Manor" (beautiful home), but local pronunciation altered it to "Belle Mina". The home which stayed in the Bibb family until 1940 was the seat of Bibb's large . . . Map (db m85424) HM
99 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 119 Westside StreetHistoric Tuskegee
This two-story brick structure, built in 1870, is an example of the Italianate Style. Many of these buildings no longer exist, being replaced by later growth in downtown districts. The Italianate Style is distinguished by the large upper story . . . Map (db m100193) HM
100 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Macon County Legal Milestone
Front Macon County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832 and formed out of land formerly belonging to the Creek Indians. The County was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War soldier and long-serving . . . Map (db m99677) HM

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May. 31, 2023