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Property Name Howell School
Reference Number 13000406
State Alabama
County Houston
Town Dothan
Street Address 408 E. Newton St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/26/2013
Areas of Significance Industry, Architecture
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The Howell School is locally significant under Criterion A and C. The building is historically significant in the area of Industry for its role in the post World War II industrial development history of Dothan, having served as a textile factory from 1947 through 1997. The building is also architecturally significant as an excellent example of the eclectic blending of Late Victorian styles that was popular in institutional architecture in Alabama around the turn of the twentieth century.


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