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Roebuck Springs Historic District



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Cumberland Drive east of 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 34.878    W 086° 42.39
  33.5813    -86.7065
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Roebuck Springs was the first large residential suburb in Birmingham where planning and development were tied to the automobile, and the first community in the city associated with a golf course development. The 1910 land plan was designed to complement the steep, rolling topography, reminiscent of narrow country lanes in rural England. The use of local native stones unified the diverse architectural styles - Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival - and contributed to the natural, distinctive feel of the community. Roebuck Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Association / Roebuck Springs Historical Preservation Society and the City of Birmingham.







End of Roebuck Springs Historic District