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  • Collection: Alabama Places and Spaces

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Louis M. Faulk, who was born in 1839 in Prussia, who died in 1871, and who is buried in Cincinnati, Ohio, established a store and named the town for himself.

Falk's brother, Alexander, is the only Jewish individual buried in the Florence,…

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The Special Collections and Archives at Collier Library at the University of North Alabama include many locally published manuscripts about the establishment of the cities of Florence, Tuscumbia, Sheffield, and Muscle Shoals.

The Rosenbaum Family…

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The North Alabamian and Times, now the Standard and Times and the Colbert County Reporter, was published by Captain Arthur H. Keller (who may now be better known as Helen Keller's father). Local Jewish merchants routinely advertised with Captain…

In a W.P.A. narrative, Thomas Cole recounted his time as a slave on the plantation of Dr. Robert Coles in western Jackson County. Thomas Cole was born in 1845 and ran away to join the Union army in 1861. After seeing combat at Chattanooga, Lookout…

On long island near Bridgeport. One of the Five Lower Creek towns.

Planter, tavern operator, newspaper editor, legislator, and land developer, he sought in vain to have the Jackson County Seat moved from Bellefonte to the settlement that bore his name. After his death in 1863, his widow reached an agreement in 1868…

In 1946, Robert E. Jones, Jr. was elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives to fill Alabama's 5th Congressional District seat vacated by John J. Sparkman's election to the U.S. Senate. Elected to 15 consecutive terms, 1946-1976,…

Created by an Act of the Legislature on December 7, 1821, Decatur County was comprised of portions of Madison and Jackson Counties. "Old Woodville," two miles north along County Highway 7, was designated as the County Seat. An 1823-'24 completed…

One of the Five Lower Towns established by the Chickamauga Cherokees in 1782 under the leadership of Dragging Canoe. Territorial Governor William Blount reported to the Secretary of War in 1792 that: "Crow Town lies on the north side of the Tennessee…

Vital Memphis-Charleston railroad, "backbone of Confederacy," spanned Tennessee River here. Bridge burned several times, 1862-63. General Mitchell (U.S. Flag), occupying Huntsville after Battle of Shiloh, seized Bridgeport in April 1862 and held it…

During the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War, a freedmen’s community was established in this area called Averyville, named for the Pennsylvania minister and successful businessman Charles Avery, a longtime and faithful champion of Negro…

The house with the address of 322 Hill Avenue Guntersville Alabama in Marshall County was built in 1957 and is a 1 story single dwelling-non-farm residence that is in very good condition. The house is a brick veneer ranch style dwelling with a side…

The house with the address of 318 Hill Avenue Guntersville Alabama of Marshall County was built in 1947; it is a one story brick veneer single dwelling-non-farm residence with a cross gable composition shingle roof. The building faces east, has a 5x2…

One story frame Craftsman style dwelling with a hipped composition shingle roof with exposed rafter ends and a small side gable ridge monitor, 2 interior brick chimneys, modern gable dormer at its front slope (ca. 1990) with historic dormers at the…

Two story brick veneer Colonial Revival style apartment building with a hipped patterned asbestos shingle roof; faces east, H shaped plan, 1-story attached rear garage extension with a hipped roof; 2 recessed bays at center of facade with an entrance…

One story brick veneer former garage with a replacement industrial metal mansard roof and modern applied plywood siding at its facade, faces east.

Historical Data:
Construction and design details suggest that this building was built circa 1925…

Modern one story frame commercial building with a front-facing gable composition shingle roof, faces south.

Historical Data:
Construction and design details suggest that this building was built circa 1975. A 2-story building is shown at this site…

One story masonry one-part commercial block form building with a modern side gable industrial metal roof addition (ca. 2000); faces south, abuts an adjacent building to the west and an open yard to the east; entrance at the west bay of the facade…

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The landscape photograph is of the summer time construction at the United States Nitrate Plant Number Two. The photograph shows several facilities under construction at the time and each are marked on the photograph.

The history of the nitrate…

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Modern one story concrete block building with a side gable composition shingle roof

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One story masonry one-part commercial block form building with a flat roof concealed by a modern shed canopy (ca. 1990) at its facade; faces south, freestanding; 2 aluminum-framed storefront systems; exposed brick veneer at facade, exposed brick set…

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Two story masonry two-part commercial block form building with a flat roof concealed by a flat parapet at its facade; faces east, abuts an adjacent buildings to the north and an open lot to the south; 2 modern aluminum-framed storefront systems…

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Two story masonry two-part commercial block form building with a flat roof concealed by a flat parapet at its facade; faces east, abuts adjacent buildings to either side; modern aluminum-framed storefront system (ca. 1970) with a continuous pent…

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Two story masonry two-part commercial block form building with a flat roof concealed by a flat parapet at its facade; faces east, abuts adjacent buildings to either side; two modern aluminum-framed storefront systems (ca. 1965) with a continuous…

The original building was constructed circa 1935. It was altered in 1970 by the addition of four aluminum windows to the second story. It has two stories and is in the Early 20th Century Commercial style. It sits on a brick foundation and has walls…

This commercial building was built circa 1915. It is a one-story Folk Victorian style building with a flat roof. The building is constructed with brick and masonry. The building has a recessed entrance with the storefront covered in corrugated metal,…

This is a department store built circa 1905. It was remodeled in 1965 with aluminum display windows and corrugated metal on the facade. It is built in the Folk Victorian style. It has a flat stepped roof. It has a brick foundation.

The building…

The Guntersville City Hall was built in 1965 in the Post War Modern style. The one-story building is constructed with brick and masonry. It has a gable on hipped shingle roof. The foundation of the building is not a visible feature. Overall, the…

Albert G Henry, Jr., a prominent merchant and millionaire in Alabama, built the Queen Anne style house circa 1890. The home is a two story building with a shingle roof and an irregular floorplan. The house has wood siding, painted in varying shades…

This building was built in the Folk Victorian Style. It has two stories and has a brick veneer and foundation. It has a flat roof concealed by flat parapets. The building is exposed to Taylor Street to the south. The building was built around 1905…

The building was built around 1925 and then later remodeled in 1975. It is a one story building with a flat roof. The building is designed in the early 20th century commercial block style. It has a brick veneer and was built on a brick foundation.…

The building is a two story early 20th century commercial building that was built around 1930. It has a flat roof and the building faces to the west. The building has a brick veneer and is currently in good condition. The building was and is still…

The building was built circa 1935. It is a two story building in the early 20th century commercial style. The building has a flat roof and faces west. Its primary use was as a store. The building was remodeled around 1985 and then again in 2000. The…

A historic one story home built in 1952 and updated in ca. 2000. This ranch style home includes a brick foundation and walls, and an entry porch. The single family home is in good condition.

This historic one story home was built in 1920 ca. It was updated in ca. 1965. The home is a craftsman style that includes a brick foundation, a recessed and full facade porch, and novelty/drop siding.

Historic one story home originally built in 1930 ca. The home was updated in ca. 1985. The home style is for a single family. It includes a brick foundation, vinyl siding, a garage, and an attached porch.

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This one story fame home faces north. The home was originally built ca. 1940 and remolded ca. 1985. The front facade consists of a recessed porch with a turned wood post. The home first appears on a 1948 Sanborn map update.

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This one story, north facing home was built ca. 1935 and updated with an addition in 1975. The front facade consists of a shed porch with tapered wood pillars. The home first appears on a 1948 Sanborn map update.

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Compared to the other buildings located on Taylor Street in downtown Guntersville, Alabama, this is a relatively new building. Constructed in the early 1950s with brick and concrete blocks, the building is easily twenty to thirty years newer than…

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A two-story brick building located in downtown Guntersville, Alabama that was utilized as a retail establishment, but now looks unused. The building is the largest located on Taylor Street. The construction of the building dates to the early 1930s…

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A commercial building located in downtown Guntersville, Alabama, 2316 Taylor Street is a brick building with two stories and a flat roof. The original construction of the building dates to the mid-1930s as a one-story commercial building. The…

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Located right next door to 2310 Taylor Street, 2312 Taylor Street is a one-story stucco façade building located in the heart of downtown Guntersville, Alabama. This building is more rectangular in shape on the façade, whereas, 2310 Taylor was…

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A small one-story building that resides in downtown Guntersville, Alabama at 2310 Taylor Street. The original construction of the building dates back to the 1920s. It is a small, simple building with a stucco façade. The addition of the stucco…

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This 2 story home is located on 2204 Scott Street in Guntersville, AL. The home was built ca. 1910, updated as an apartment building in 1948, remodeled in 1985, and now stands as Lake Guntersville Bed & Breakfast.

According to family tradition…

This two story masonry building was constructed in 1925. The modern aluminum-framed storefront system and pent awning was added in 1975. The building has a flat roof concealed by a flat parapet on the facade. The upper facade feature 7 four-over-one…

This two story masonry commercial building was constructed in 1940. It has a flat roof concealed by a flat parapet at the facade. The modern aluminum storefront system with pent awning was added in 1975. A distinguishing feature of this building is…

Built in 1925, this one-story commercial building is of masonry construction and features a flat roof with a flat parapet at the facade. It has two unequal-length storefront systems that were added in 1965. The south system features a recessed…

This commercial building in historic downtown Guntersville, AL was built in 1955. It is of masonry construction, with two aluminum storefront window systems, each containing its own door with transom. The roof is flat and features a flat parapet at…

This two story commercial building is located at 356 Gunter Ave in downtown Guntersville, AL. Built in 1940, the building faces east and features a flat roof with a flat facade parapet. It was remodeled around 1990, at which time aluminum…

The main goal of the TVA was to produce fertilizer to help the Tennessee Valley residents improve their soil. The fertilizer was made in Nitrate Plant No. 2 in Colbert County. By having a steady source of fertilizer the TVA was able to start…
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