Alston Building, circa 1915

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Title

Alston Building, circa 1915

Description

The Alston Building is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Greensboro Avenue and Sixth Street. It was completed in 1910 on the site of the old Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, which had stood there since 1845. The Alston Building was the city’s first “skyscraper”, and was originally said to be the tallest building on a dirt street in America. It was designed by Carson and Thetherow architects from Birmingham.

Notice the street lights. This area was one of the first to have street lights in Tuscaloosa.

Source

Jemison Van de Graaff Foundation

Date

Circa 1915

Type

Photograph

Identifier

683

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6 inches x 8 inches

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