Historic Markers Across Alabama

Shades Crest Road Historical District

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Location: at the intersection of Shades Crest Road (County Road 97) and Park Avenue, Hoover, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 24.75    W 086° 51.354
  33.4125    -86.8559
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDAYJ


Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 school / church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land settled by Hale Family, lost to fire in 1925. In 1996 Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

Erected by Hoover Historical Society.

End of Shades Crest Road Historical District