Main Street Commercial Historic District

Main Street Commercial Historic District (HMRJY)

Location: Dothan, AL 36303 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.424', W 85° 23.535'

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This District encompasses the old downtown commercial center of Dothan and is characterized by a high concentration of closely spaced commercial and warehouse structures. The buildings in the District span the period of Dothan's early growth from 1885 to 1930. During this time Dothan grew from a small rural town into the trade and transportation nucleus of the Wiregrass, the last area of Alabama to be settled and developed. The District is composed of simple, one-story brick buildings as well as larger, more ornate urban-type structures such as the five-story Young Building.

Side B
Contained within this district are a variety of brick, stone, and concrete block structures which illustrate the function of the downtown area as the business center of Dothan. This section of the City began losing its importance as a commercial hub in the late 1960's when retail businesses began moving to outlying shopping centers and malls. Many buildings were vacated but efforts to preserve the historical significance of the area continue. The Main Street District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 through the efforts of the Dothan Landmarks Foundation.

Year Placed1985
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Dothan Landmarks Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 653135 N 3455511
Decimal Degrees31.22373333, -85.39225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.424', W 85° 23.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 25.44" N, 85° 23' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127 N Foster St, Dothan AL 36303, US
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