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  • Collection: Alabama Places and Spaces

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The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is located across from Wilson Park, one block north of its old location. The library features many educational programs and classes including genealogy classes and computer technology classes. The library has a…

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John Coffee was born in 1772 and served under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. John Coffee was one of the founding fathers of Florence and had a plantation northeast of Florence. Two acres were deeded separately to contain the family cemetery, as…

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The Rogersville Public Library is located just off Highway 72. It offers genealogy services, test proctoring, and Wi-Fi access. The library is open 9am-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, 9-5 on Fridays, and 9-3 on Saturdays.

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Sweetwater plantation was built between 1828 and 1835 and it was inherited by Patton family. As working plantation, Sweetwater had many slaves; however, Sweetwater hold a place in African-American history, not just for its leave history, but also for…

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Constance Ortmayer was born in New York City in 1902 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna, Austria. She returned to the United States in 1932 and was teaching art at Rollins College in Florida when she was commissioned to…

This historic marker is located near Memorial Grove in Florence, AL. The text on the marker reads: "At this site where once stood Fort Willingham (Armory) the 115th Signal Battalion was organized December 1, 1940. Originally the 2nd Battalion, 151st…

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This photograph depicts passengers at the Auburn, Alabama train depot in 1899.

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This photograph is of the Auburn, Alabama Railroad Depot around 1900. The Depot burned down in 1904.

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This photograph of Loachapoka Alabama train depot was taken on February 24, 1914.

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This picture depicts a train load of hogs being shipped to Duroc jersey breeders in Prattville, Autauga Co., AL on May 28, 1928.

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The Kangaroo Court at Wheeler Motor Company. It was sponsored by the Employees' Council of Self Government and Discipline, which acted as the business's moral police. Shown in the photo are Teressa Felis, the woman seated below the Chevrolet sign.…

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Clark Yarbrough, the son of Dr. Cecil Yarbrough and Mary Strudwick, is depicted in a goat cart with an unidentified companion at Pebble Hill, ca. 1930s.

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The Auburn, Alabama train depot undergoing renovation in 1971.

This marker is located in front of the Memorial Amphitheater on the University of North Alabama's Campus.

The text on the marker reads: "Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber proudly served his country with distinction and paid the ultimate sacrifice when he…

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Looking west towards the old Union Station train shed in Montgomery, Alabama

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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…

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…

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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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 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…

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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…

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.…

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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…

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…

This historic marker is located in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence, AL.

The text on the marker reads: "Created Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. (Alabama became a state in 1819) Named for Col. James Lauderdale,…

This historic marker is located on County Road 5 at County Road 568 in Rogersville, AL.

The text on the marker reads: "The home-place of Bettie Anne Springer-Thornton lies 1.6 miles north on the east side of Lauderdale County Road 51. This home…

One of Alabama’s most distinguished mansions is opulently decorated for Christmas when “the Old South” is recreated with period music, dancing and refreshments. This is an opportunity to see festivities and decorations of the historical past.…
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