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West 15th Street Historic District

Historic Site

This district developed as a secondary business district specifically for the African American community. It arose as a result of several factors, including social and economic factors, as well as segregation. Blacks tended to cluster around the new coke furnaces and foundries being built in west Anniston because the vast majority lacked transportation to the downtown area. Hence, the district became the primary shopping area for the black community. It served as a social center, meeting hall, a black vaudeville and movie theater, a doctor's office, and a hotel. It achieved a neighborhood identity that is unique and is still maintained today.

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West 15th Street Historic District
West 15th Street Historic District
Anniston, AL 36201
256-237-3536
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