South Jackson Street / Victor Hugo Tulane

South Jackson Street / Victor Hugo Tulane (HM1CQD)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.332', W 86° 17.783'

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South Jackson Street

Long a home to African-American professionals, politicians, and businessmen, South Jackson Street is in the heart of Centennial Hill, a neighborhood which developed in the 1870s. One block north at No. 309 is the house where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived during the Bus Boycott; No. 341 was the home of John W. Jones, Lowndes County senator in the Reconstruction legislature. Building on NE corner is former Ben Moore Hotel, site of many Civil Rights meetings and activities. Alabama State University at south end of street.

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Victor Hugo Tulane

Almost penniless, Tulane came from Elmore County in 1880s, opening a grocery store on SE corner of High and Ripley in 1905 (National Register of Historic Places). While living at 430 South Union, he was cashier at the African-American-owned Penny Savings Bank, as well as a druggist. Served as Chairman of the Board of Old Ship AME Zion Church, member of Board of Trustees of Tuskegee Institute and of Swayne School, and first African-American honorary member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Died 1931: city honored business leader by naming Victor Tulane Court in his memory, 1951.
Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 566191 N 3581910
Decimal Degrees32.37220000, -86.29638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.332', W 86° 17.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 19.92" N, 86° 17' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 386-398 S Jackson St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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