3 Alabama locations added to national historic register
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three spots in Alabama are being added to the nation’s honor roll of historic locations, including a landmark store near the University of Alabama.
The Alabama Book Store in Tuscaloosa is joining the National Register of Historic Places, the Alabama Historical Commission said in a news release. The shop has been located on the Strip near the Alabama campus since 1942.
The two other additions include Bricklayers Hall in Montgomery, which was used for meetings and work space during the civil rights era, and Vanity Fair Park in Monroeville. The park was established in 1948 in a partnership between Vanity Fair Mills and residents of the southwest Alabama town.
The register is the nation’s official list of places that are worth historic preservation.
“Through the advocacy of citizens and the Alabama Historical Commission, we hope these resources and their legacies remain for generations to come,” Lisa D. Jones, executive director of the agency, said in the release.
About 1,250 locations in the state are on the National Register, which includes more than 95,000 sites nationwide.