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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Collection Items

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 Avenue, 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 Avenue 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, circa 1970
A view of downtown Northport at the intersection of 5th Street and Main Avenue. The Northport branch of the Friedman Library which moved to this location in 1968 is on the corner. Other stores include Hamilton's Barber Shop, Anders Hardware which…

Downtown Northport
Main Avenue 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 Avenue 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.

Library at Northport Recreation Center
A photo of the library in the enlarged recreation center in Northport. The 15-by-34 foot addition has more than doubled space to be used by the library. Mrs. Caroline Dickson, librarian, reported an increase in circulation. The number of adult…
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