There are over 70 photos on the main Anniston article: Exploring Anniston’s surprisingly large inventory of historic places. I didn’t need to put over 100 photos on one page, so I’m posting this page to provide a look at some of the others. I also hope to add more here following future visits to the city.
Thank’s for looking!
The Downtown Anniston Historic District and courthouse
I snapped this photo looking out on 11th Street from the steps of the courthouse. ⇩
The building on the far right is the c. 1890 Nonnenmacher Bakery building which was individually listed in the National Register in 1985.
Here’s an interesting 10th Street streetscape:
From left to right are a c. 1905 building, the c. 1890 Poland Soap Works, and c. 1895 Dr. Charles E. Thomas Drug Store building.
Some historic places are no longer around
During my May 2020 trip, I discovered that a good number of historic structures have been lost over the past two to three decades. The c. 1889 Anniston Transfer Company building is one of them. It was individually listed with the National Register in 1985, but today only a parking lot is found where it stood on Wilmer Avenue.
Another example, the c. 1880-81 Anniston Cotton Manufacturing Company building was also registered nationally in 1985. ⇩
Shown above: The c. 1889 Anniston Transfer Company building (photo from the 1985 National Registry application), and the c. 1880-81 Anniston Cotton Manufacturing building (photo from loc.gov).
Both of those buildings were demolished in 2013 or 2014.
Additional historic residential photos
This c. 1902 red brick house on Gurnee Avenue across from Zinn Park was individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 as the Nonnenmacher House. It’s presently used as a lawyer’s office. ⇩
Additional photos from the East Anniston Residential Historic District
Anniston has some other houses that appear to be from the 1890s to 1920s period, and they are just outside of the nationally-registered districts. Here are a few eye-catching old houses that I believe are just outside theTyler Hill Residential Historic District boundary. ⇩
Lastly, here’s a different look at two of Anniston’s most remarkable historic structures:
Shown above: The c. 1888-89 Parker-Reynolds House, and the c. 1888-89 Parker Memorial Baptist Church.
See also my articles about nearby cities:
Jacksonville is a college town with plenty of historic places to enjoy