Historic Markers Across Alabama

College Place Historic District

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Lelia Avenue and Willingham Road, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.773    W 087° 40.962
  34.81288333    -87.6827
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The land on which this district rests was part of the 1818 sale by the Cypress Land Company which established the City of Florence. During The Civil War Confederate soldiers constructed breastworks here for the defense of Florence. House construction began in 1907 and thirty~three were built before 1929. This lovely neighborhood contains fine examples of Prairie Mission, and English Tudor architecture but the Bungalow style dominates. A tour of the district reveals the excellent condition of the homes, the tree-lined streets and the comfortable life available here. The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

End of College Place Historic District