West 15th Street Historic District

West 15th Street Historic District (HM20HK)

Location: Anniston, AL 36201 Calhoun County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.827', W 85° 50.116'

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—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —

This district was once the economic and social hub of Anniston's African American community. In its heyday (1940-1950), the District was a "city within a city," with businesses that catered to the black community. Grocery stores, restaurants, doctors' offices, barber and beauty shops, a hotel, and other businesses thrived. The Gem Theater showed movies and hosted celebrity entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Lewis Jordan. At the Blair Hotel, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held strategy sessions with Rev. Nimrod Q. Reynolds and Dr. Gordon Rodgers. The District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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HM NumberHM20HK
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByCity of Anniston Historic Trails Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 607985 N 3725486
Decimal Degrees33.66378333, -85.83526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.827', W 85° 50.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 49.62" N, 85° 50' 6.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399 W 15th St, Anniston AL 36201, US
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