Northport - People and Places


Northport - People and Places


This collection consists of general scenes of life in Northport, followed by businesses, homes, churches, and community organizations and events.

People are listed in alphabetic order of name.

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Northport Marker
A marker, called a unity marker by Ben Windham in his Jan. 8, 2006, column in the Tuscaloosa News, can be seen from the walking trail along the Northport, Alabama, levee near the old 1898 M&O Railroad Trestle. Often mistaken for a grave stone, the…

Northport's Main Street, circa 1885
To the far right: Mr. Lucian Strong.
To the extreme right: Christian Store.
In the center of the street: Mr. Wells and Mr. Seales.

Northport in Snow, 1948
Main Avenue in Northport is shown after a snowstorm on January 24, 1948. The eight-inch snowfall was said to the the heaviest since 1936. While there were three snow storms in 1940, they did not produce as much snow. After one, however, a reading of…

Northport Snow Scene
Main Street in Northport is covered with snow. Standing in the street are (left) Gordon Darden who sold insurance in Northport and (right) Hamner Patton, who was associated with Oakridge Dairy. The man in the middle is unknown.

Downtown Northport
Downtown Northport including Anders Hardware which has been in business since February 8, 1909.

Downtown Northport
Main Street in Northport looking north

Northport Flood, 1916
Northport's Main Avenue under water.

Northport Flood, 1951
This photo shows the City Café and Maxwell Tire and Oil Company on Main Street in Northport during the 1951 flood.

Northport Flood of 1979
The O.M. Davis home at 213 Bridge Avenue in Northport flooded on April 13, 1979. The flood level was at 65.7 feet. The record level at that time was a flood in 1961 that reached 66.7 feet.

Old Northport City Hall
Newly built in 1965, the building housed, not only city government and Northport police, but Northport's first fire department, as well. Prior to April of 1965, the city of Tuscaloosa handled all fire calls in Northport.

The city moved to new…
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