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W. B. Paterson Elementary School | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

W. B. Paterson Elementary School

William Burns Paterson William Burns Paterson is known for being an educational provider and one of the founders of Alabama State University. Born on February 9, 1850, in Scotland, he made his way to...

Ward's Funeral Home | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Ward’s Funeral Home

According to the few records that do exist, Ward’s Funeral Home was built in 1870, located on Avenue A in Opelika, and eventually became home to African American physician Dr. Eugene Anthony...

Childhood Home of Rosa Parks | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Rosa Parks’ Childhood Home

Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the background, 1955 Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee to Leona, a school teacher, and James McCauley, a skilled...

Chilton County Training School | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Chilton County Training School

Undated photograph of the Chilton County Training School. Alabama Register of Landmarks and History. Built in 1924, the Chilton County Training School for African Americans was completed due to the...

Ensley High School | Photo © 2017 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Ensley High School

Ensley High School Ensley High School was founded in 1901 to serve the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham, which was centered around major plants operated by U.S. Steel and the American Cast Iron Pipe...

Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Slossfield Community Center

Dr. Thomas Boulware, ‘The Old Stork’ The Slossfield Community Center is a complex built in the 1930s by the American Pipe Company as an extension of its health program for workers and...

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