Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, & surrounding areas
The Florence Water Works was without a doubt the finest plant of its kind in Alabama, if not the whole South during its time. It was built during the Industrial Boom at a cost of $200,000. The water tower was 70 feet tall had a wrought-iron tank with the capacity to hold 300,000 gallons of water.
The people of Blackburn in the northern section of Lauderdale county, were disturbed by an unusual wild animal that was seldom seen, but often heard, roaming in that area during the early Spring of 1912. Its growl was something startling, and shook the very ground with its roar.
Named for the O’Neal family which produced two Alabama governors and for seminary, the street on which the Synodical Female College was located, the Seminary. Built between 1908 and 1943, the houses in the district reflect the variety of architectural styles of those years.
This “double-pile cottage” is a rare Alabama example of Tidewater architecture that originated along the Southern seaboard during the colonial period. This house was built in 1833 by Thomas J. Crowe and later became the home of Richard Oric Pickett, who arrived in 1843 to become one of the town’s leading attorneys.