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Black Belt Research and Extension Center – Marion Junction AL

Date added: September 19, 2022

“The Black Belt Substation, now expanded to become the Black Belt Research and Extension Center, was established in 1929 as one of the original “substations” of the Main Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University. Most of the research projects conducted… read more

AL 22 – Marion Junction AL

Date added: September 6, 2022

The Works Progress Administration made improvements to the road system in Dallas County. “Improve county-owned road from Orrville to the Wilcox County line in Dallas County, including excavating; clearing and grubbing; grading; draining; dressing shoulders and slopes; constructing base; surfacing;… read more

Foster Auditorium

University of Alabama: Foster Auditorium – Tuscaloosa AL

Date added: July 24, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding toward the construction of the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium. Originally built in 1939, Foster Auditorium was named in 1942 for Richard Clarke Foster, president of the University of Alabama from 1937-41. In… read more

Fire Station No. 15 (abandoned) – Birmingham AL

Date added: June 7, 2022

This station was constructed in 1928 near Woodward Park. The two-story beige brick station house was designed by Bem Price and constructed for $13,800 by Charles W. Hall. Station No. 15 held one 750-gallon pumper truck in 1960. It later… read more

Choctaw County High School

High School (demolished) Additions – Butler AL

Date added: May 18, 2022

The Alabama state archive has a photograph showing the construction of an addition to the High School by the Civil Works Administration (CWA). With the help of the city clerk, we’ve located the old high school which has been torn… read more

WPA Plate on Frankfort Road Bridge

Frankfort Road Bridge – Tuscumbia AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a bridge carrying Frankfort Road across Throckmorton Branch, between Old Lee Highway and E Lamar Ave., in Tuscumbia. Frankfort Road (1819) one of the oldest roads in the Tuscumbia area. The road was also… read more

Fire Station No. 18 (demolished) Improvements – Birmingham AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

Before Pratt City was annexed into Birmingham, the independent municipality was protected by three volunteer firefighting companies, the first of which was organized by Mayor Ephraim Hudnall around 1900. After 1910 the Birmingham Fire Department took over the Pratt City… read more

Fire Station No. 19 Improvements – Birmingham AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

“Birmingham Fire Station No. 19 serves the East Lake neighborhood. In 1960 Company No. 19 operated one 750-gallon Seagrave pumper truck from the station. in 2017 Station 19 ranked as the 68th busiest Engine Company in the Nation according to… read more