A little bit of history

A few historical sights around Montgomery, Alabama, and a few Thursday doors:

While this home looks interesting, what I thought interesting was that the two upstairs doors are working and having usable balconies. ย Considering the age of the home, that’s rare.

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According to historical records, the building (current image) below is the location that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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This building (a current image), “Located at High and Jackson streets, the four-story Ben Moore offered lodging, a safe place for meetings and a vibrant social life free from the bigotry and hostilities of the Southern white racism of the 1950s and ’60s. Even today in the basement is an evocative barbershop full of civil rights-era news pictures and portraits, including one of its most famous customers, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., when he lived in the now-restored parsonage just yards up Jackson Street.” (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/hotels/2004-04-19-ben-moore_x.htm)

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Right across the street from/next to the Ben Moore Hotel…(also a current image)

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This is just a few doors down from that building, an amazing house or building, which I couldn’t yet find anything about. ย I know that major remodeling was started a few years ago, and so much work was done I expected to see it fully restored to its former glory. ย But that seemed to stop suddenly, and at this level of remodel in the photo, it actually looks much better than it did. ย I also could not find out anything online about ‘Metro’, the last image below, I’ll have to ask around to find out.

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17 comments

  1. It’s definitely great to see some of the historical sites still there standing for us to see…. a building, a place, an area, or an item could tell us a lot about history. It’s great to see a glimpse of history through your photos and Montgomery, Alabama definitely holds a lot of historical events there!

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