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The Historic Ritz Theater

Talladega’s Ritz Theatre (circa 1936) is considered one of the best surviving examples of the Art Deco mainstreet theatres of the 1930’s. Careful restoration of the landmark’s extraordinary facade – comprised exclusively of opaque structural glass, a common constructoin material used lavishly during the Deco period in buildings like the Rockerfeller Center in New York […]

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Fort Cusseta

This hand-hewn log fort, circa 1832, was built for protection against possible American Indian uprising. It’st he last known fort of its kind in Southeast. See the historic marker. Fort Cusseta in Chambers County, Alabama, is a rare surviving example of a log fort built to defend a frontier settlement from Indian attack. Such statements […]

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Cemetery Doll House

Lanett Grave Doll House

Although Nadine Earles died young and wasn’t really a prominent figure during her short time with her family, she still managed to become a rather notable person in the US. All thanks to her outstanding dollhouse grave, the little girl has already become dear to a lot of people.The idea of Nadine Earles’ dollhouse grave […]

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Joe Louis Statue

See an 8 foot statue of boxing great Joe Louis, who was born in Lafayette, and visit Chambers County Museum nearby to see related a exhibit and other memorabilia. Joe Louis, whose given last name was Barrow, was born in rural Chambers County and lived there until early adolescence, when his family moved to Detroit. […]

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Fort Tyler

Located on Alabama-Georgia border, it was site of one of last Civil War battles (April 16, 1865) to take place east of Mississippi. On April 16, 1865, Union troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, Georgia.  Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant seven days prior.  Fort […]

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Carlisle Drug Store Soda Fountain

Step back in time and order a fountain drink from the original and continuously operating 1914 soda fountain.  Located inside the drug store. Since 1914 people have been coming in Carlisle Drug to get a Limeade made at the soda bar. 12  Main Street Alexander City AL  35010 (256) 234-4211  

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Roanoke Downtown Historic District

The Roanoke Downtown Historic District has a number of architecturally significant buildings in the Renaissance and Romanesque styles, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Building Styles include: Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Italian Renaissance Historic functions: Department store; Specialty store; Warehouse; Financial institution Current functions: […]

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Old Rock Jail & Museum

The old Coosa County Jail, also called Old Rock Jail, was built in what would become Rockford in 1825. Today it is a museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open only for certain occasions, though the exterior is publicly accessible. Address: Linn Street, Rockford, AL 35136 GPS Coordinates: […]

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Talladega College

Talladega College is located in an historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama. The campus is on a plateau about 700 feet above sea level in the heart of a fertile valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is a quiet place—away from the distractions and fast pace of urban […]

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Talladega County Courthouse

Downtown Talladega is loaded with history starting with the courthouse itself. The Talladega Courthouse was built in 1836, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the oldest working courthouse in Alabama. The entire courthouse holds history preserved. If walls could talk, the stories they would tell of, and the changes they’ve seen […]

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Clay County Courthouse

Built in 1906, the Clay County Courthouse is the highest elevated courthouse in the state of Alabama.  Located on the square in Ashland, Alabama, it now houses the Hugo Black Museum. It was built in 1906 for $37,986.00 by Architect Charles Carlton of Anniston, AL as part of Harper & Barnes of Cleveland, TN. It […]

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Rainwater Butler Museum

This lovely Victorian structure of Eastlake style built in 1894 is used as a House-Museum and operated by the Childersburg Historic Preservation Commission. The Butler-Harris-Rainwater Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1996. The “Rainwater House” was given to C.H. Butler as a wedding gift on January 26, 1894 […]

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