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West 15th Street Historic District

West 15th Street Historic District

Anniston

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
  • Anniston, AL 36201

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Anniston is located in the Mount Cheaha & Talladega Area of the Central Alabama Region

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