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Property Name Downtown Montevallo Historic District
Reference Number 13000180
State Alabama
County Shelby
Town Montevallo
Street Address Main St., 555-925; Middle St., 710-745; and Valley St., 608, Montevallo, AL
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/23/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Architecture
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The Downtown Montevallo Historic District is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of commerce as the commercial core of the City of Montevallo. Although the city was established in 1814, the present commercial core dates primarily from a period of downtown commercial development and municipal improvements that occurred after the establishment of the Alabama Girls' Industrial School (now the University of Montevallo) in 1896. The district's surviving historic resources illustrate much of its late-nineteenth through mid-twentieth century development and are architecturally locally significant under Criterion C as a representative collection of period building styles.


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