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Fort Payne Residential Historic District

Marker ID: AHC 
County: DeKalb
Waymark: None


This district contains the best concentration of late 19th & early 20th century middle-class residences built during Fort Payne's coal & iron industry boom (1888-1891) & the hosiery mill industry boom (1909-1938).

Laid out in a grid pattern with the main thoroughfares running NE to SW, following the natural contour of the valley, this district consists of 81 structures located on sections of Grand, Alabama & Forest Avenues, & portions of 2nd, 4th, Curry & Elm Streets, NW.

Included in the district are good examples of the Queen Anne, American Foursquare & Bungalow styles of architecture, as well as the Gothic Revival of the First United Methodist Church. This district was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1988.

(Erected 1989 during the city's centennial celebration by Landmarks & the City of Fort Payne)

End of Fort Payne Residential Historic District