Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall (HM2DZH)

Location: Verbena, AL 36091 Chilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 43.22', W 86° 28.417'

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1904 - 1924

On this site stood "Memorial Hall," the two story, log and shingle administrative and social center of the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home. Construction was partially financed by individuals from across the state who purchased "Memorial Logs" for the ground floor in memory of Confederate soldiers.

The first floor included a library, a parlor for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a small assembly room and the commandant's office. A spacious auditorium occupied the entire second floor.

Destroyed by fire in November 1924, "Memorial Hall" was replaced by a small administration building which was dismantled following the close of operations at the Home on October 31, 1939.

Photo captions:

Top: Work crews pose for photograph of completed Memorial Hall, 1904
Bottom left: Soldiers' Home administration building under construction. Note memorial logs in place at left
Bottom middle: Mr. and Mrs. Kilgore, inmates of the Soldiers' Home on steps of Memorial Hall, c. 1919
Bottom right: Modest administrative building that replace the burned Memorial Hall, 1924-1939
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HM NumberHM2DZH
Placed ByConfederate Memorial Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549327 N 3620406
Decimal Degrees32.72033333, -86.47361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.22', W 86° 28.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 13.2" N, 86° 28' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 437 Co Rd 63, Verbena AL 36091, US
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