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Shades Crest Road Historic District - Hoover, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 24.750 W 086° 51.358
16S E 513392 N 3697027
Quick Description: Shades Crest Road Historic District Historical Marker (Western), Hoover, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 7:47:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMDAYJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
There are two Shades Crest Road Historic District markers with identical text. This is the western-most marker located on Shades Crest Road at Park Avenue. The district was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1996. The marker was placed by the Hoover Historical Society.
Marker Name: Shades Crest Road Historic District

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 School/church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land settled by Hale Family, lost to fire in 1925. 1996 Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1997

Marker Number: None

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