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Downtown Florence Historic District - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 48.008 W 087° 40.542
16S E 438191 N 3851086
Quick Description: The historic marker for the "Downtown Florence Historic District" is located at the intersection of South Court Street and East Tennessee Street (Route 13), Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2013 5:29:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGDG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:


Downtown Florence Historic District


From the time Florence was established in 1818, a slow but steady growth occurred. In the late 1880s the town's population increased by 500 percent as an industrial boom began. This area became the core of the business district. Most of the structures within this district were constructed between 1880 and 1920. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Place in 1995.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.


More information:
Wikipedia: Florence, Alabama
Marker Name: Downtown Florence Historic District

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
From Wikipedia: Florence, Alabama http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Alabama Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 39,319.[2] Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Florence is considered the primary economic hub of northwestern Alabama. Florence is renowned for its annual tourism events, including W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer, and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home located in Alabama. National Register of Historic Places Downtown Florence Historic District (added 1995 - #95001021) Roughly, 104 N. Court St.--119 S. Court St. (E side), 100--128 E. Tennessee St. and 106, 108 and 110 S. Seminary St. , Florence Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown Architectural Style: Romanesque, Classical Revival, Italianate Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899 Owner: Private Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Health Care, Social Historic Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Hotel, Medical Business/Office, Specialty Store, Warehouse Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Religion, Vacant/Not In Use Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Professional, Religious Structure, Specialty Store


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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