Boom Town Historic District

Boom Town Historic District (HMING)

Location: Fort Payne, AL 35967 Dekalb County
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N 34° 26.637', W 85° 43.138'

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Around 1889-1891 Fort Payne experienced a great industrial boom due to promotion by New England investors who speculated greatly on the area's mineral deposits. During this period several highly ornate commercial and civic buildings, along with the planned park, were constructed along Gault Avenue. The Fort Payne Opera House and other buildings in the same block constructed by the Fort Payne Coal & Iron Co., together with the Sawyer Building, the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Depot & Union Park retain the integrity of the boom town era and comprise a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the year of Fort Payne's centennial.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission / Landmarks and the City of Fort Payne
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 617685 N 3812126
Decimal Degrees34.44395000, -85.71896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.637', W 85° 43.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 38.22" N, 85° 43' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 5th St, Fort Payne AL 35967, US
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