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Gallery: Boaz’s historic downtown in 2021

Boaz, Alabama, has a charming historic downtown. Like most small downtowns that have been bypassed by busy highways for decades, too many folks who travel through the area have never even seen the old part of the city.

Revitalization efforts have had a positive impact on their Main Street and it would not be surprising to see it continue to morph into a full-blown destination for locals and visitors within the next six or eight years.

 

Take a look at how the Main Street area appears at the present time:

The c. 1929 Mason building, stands guard at the north end of Main Street:

The Main Street/downtown district is not listed with the National Register of Historic Places, but four nearby properties in the city are listed. Those include the old portion of Snead State Community College, two of the city’s oldest houses, and the c. 1917 Methodist Church.

Historic-places enthusiasts who are visiting the northeast Alabama cities of Gadsden and Attalla, or Guntersville will enjoy a side trip to downtown Boaz. See my related articles: 

The top 25 downtowns in North Alabama for heritage tourism

Gadsden Alabama’s enduring historic downtown

A visit to the Attalla Downtown Historic District

Mountain-lake setting heightens the wow factor of Guntersville’s historic downtown