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Is historic architecture your passion? Military history? Talladega has a wealth of gorgeous restored historic properties and significant historical sites to explore and appreciate. Come delve into the treasures in our community!
Silk Stocking District
The Silk Stocking District is a historic district in the city of Talladega, Alabama, USA. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1979. Architectural styles include Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, American Craftsman, and other late Victorian types. The district covers 113 acres (46 ha) and contained 120 contributing properties when first listed. They are worthy of preservation for the significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.
Learn about Historical Markers and War Memorials in and near Talladega County, Alabama
Veterans Honor Trail
All gave some, some gave all. From monuments to museums, these stops honor those who've served.
April in Talladega
April in Talladega exists to showcase our city's rich history and the architecture unique to our three National Historic Districts, while promoting a sense of community and sharing its uniqueness. This event has been in existence for 40 plus years and all proceeds are used for historic preservation purposes. These monies have been used for restoration of the Ritz Theater facade and sign, improvement of facades of the Ritz's adjacent buildings, enhancements to the Chamber of Commerce building, restoration and exhibits at Heritage Hall, improvements to the Hall of Heroes, tree planting projects in the historic district, home owner grants programs, and improvements to Palmer Place.
Court House Square
The City of Talladega was incorporated in 1835. Not long after the founding of Talladega, the Square became the town center. The Talladega Courthouse was built in 1836 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Alabama. The courthouse survived a tornado on May 11, 1912 that destroyed the clock tower, and a fire on March 13, 1925 that severely damaged the structure. Following the fire, Chattanooga architect R. H. Hunt was hired to redesign the building. When it was rebuilt, the east and west entrances were enclosed and a Seth Thomas Clock was installed in the clock tower. Other buildings within the historic Talladega Courthouse Square include the original Henderson Drug Store (1847), the Isbell Bank (1869), the first City Hall (1892), the Kenwin Building (1900), the Federal Post Office (1912), and the Ritz Theatre (1936). Talladega Courthouse Square Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Talladega College, Alabama's first private historically black liberal arts college, has been known for academic excellence for over 150 years. The campus is noted for its breathtaking historic buildings as well as its state-of-the-art facilities.
Prysbeterian Home for Children
The Presbyterian Home for Children is a more than 150-year-old ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of Alabama which provides a faith based safe haven for children and their caregivers through programs which nurture, educate, and equip individuals to become the fully functioning persons God created them to be.
Talladega is home to a multitude of churches of all faiths and cultures. Learn more about the three historic churches the city is proud to make special note of.