"The Roundhouse"

"The Roundhouse" (HMJ5Z)

Location: Madison, AL 35758 Madison County
Buy Alabama State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 34° 41.638', W 86° 44.933'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
This building is a replica of Madison's first city hall and is constructed on the original site of the Madison Depot, it was build in the late 1800's while Capt. John Buchanan Floyd, a Confederate veteran was mayor."The Roundhouse" served as the official city hall for town meetings, elections, and town activities such as weddings, hair cutting ( when the barber made his weekly visit), and frequent card games. The original "Roundhouse" was dismantled in approximately 1938. The foundation is still visible in downtown Madison on the south side of the railroad tracks.Plans for this replica began in 1968 while E.O. Baston was mayor to commemorate Madison's Centennial in 1969. The plans were taken from sketches found in City Hall by Edgar Sandlin, City Inspector, an original photograph from Mrs. John (Lucille) Slaughter Cain, and interviews with local citizens. This Replica was constructed on September 21, 1986 at the annual street festival by developer John Hathaway and The Wild Boys Land & Cattle Company and community volunteers. Burwell L. "Sonny" Wilbanks was mayor.A professional set of buildings plans were donated for the reconstruction of the "Roundhouse" by Mr. Tom Gilbert, Gilbert Engineering Company, The City Engineer from 1975 to 1982.
HM NumberHMJ5Z
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 522999 N 3839134
Decimal Degrees34.69396667, -86.74888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.638', W 86° 44.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 38.28" N, 86° 44' 55.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43-99 Front St, Madison AL 35758, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?