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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesThe State Capitol - Montgomery, Alabama

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The Alabama State Capitol building was completed in 1851 and served as the first Capitol of the Confederate States of America. Additions have been made over the decades, with a major restoration completed in 1992.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: 8/31/2013

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American Guide SeriesFirst White House of the Confederacy - Montgomery, Alabama

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Originally located on Bibb Street near the Alabama River, the First White House of the Confederacy was moved to its current site near the Alabama State Capitol in 1921. The original location is now the site of the Montgomery Skatepark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/6/2012

last visited: 11/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe Hill Building - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The Hill Building served as the medical office of Dr. L. L. Hill in the early 20th century. It was the site, in the 1840s, for the work of Dr. J. Marion Sims. Both were medical pioneers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/12/2012

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSaint John's Episcopal Church - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest Episcopal Church in Montgomery. The current church building was built in 1855.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/2/2012

last visited: 8/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesMontgomery City Hall - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The Montgomery City Hall was only a few years old when the 1941 Guide was published.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/14/2012

last visited: 11/3/2013

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American Guide SeriesCourt Square - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

Court Square has been the hub of downtown Montgomery since it was incorporated in 1819 by merging two communities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/6/2012

last visited: 11/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesLomax House, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The Lomax House is on South Court Street and also known as the Gilmer-Shorter-Lomax House. Presently a law office located across the street from the Federal Courthouse.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 1/20/2012

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Teague House - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The Teague House is now the home of the Alabama Historical Commission. It is located on South Perry Street, north of I-85, at the corner of High Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/10/2012

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Pickett House - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The Pickett House, now known as the Figh-Pickett House, is located in Montgomery, Alabama, although in a different address.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/30/2011

last visited: 8/28/2013

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American Guide SeriesGovernor's Mansion - Montgomery, Alabama

in American Guide Series

The State of Alabama purchased the Ligon house for use as the Governor's Mansion in 1950. It has been home to every governor since 1951.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/21/2012

last visited: 8/22/2013

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American Guide SeriesBrother Bryan Statue - Birmingham, Alabama

in American Guide Series

A long-standing fixture of Birmingham's Southside, this statue depicts one of the city's great humanitarians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/26/2008

last visited: 11/11/2008

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American Guide SeriesSloss Furnace - Birmingham, Alabama

in American Guide Series

This well-preserved symbol of Birmingham's iron-and-steel producing past still serves as a museum and historical landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/26/2008

last visited: 8/29/2013

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American Guide SeriesCahaba Village - Trussville, Alabama

in American Guide Series

Also known as "The Project" and "Slagheap Village," this housing development was a project of the Works Progress Administration during the Roosevelt "New Deal" era.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/1/2008

last visited: 12/8/2009

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