Historic Map - Anniston, AL - 1887

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Anniston, Ala. 1887. Beck & Pauli Lith. Co.

Reproduction bird's-eye view map of Anniston, Alabama drawn and published by Henry Wellge & Co. for the Anniston City Land Company in 1887. Rich mineral deposits made Anniston an important asset to the Confederate States of America during the Civil War where an iron furnace had been established. Union troops destroyed the furnace in 1865. In 1872 the furnace was rebuilt on a grander scale by The Woodstock Iron Company, and a town was planned. The initial name for the town was "Woodstock", but was soon after dubbed Anniston, after Annie Scott Tyler, the wife of a Union railroad president, General Daniel Tyler. Anniston's economy was boosted by the iron, steel and clay pipe industry. The Noble Institute was established in 1886 as a school for girls.

The map features inset illustrations of:

Grace Episcopal Church
Anniston Inn
Anniston Manufacturing Co. Cotton Mill

The map also features clearly labeled street names and shows carriage and railroad traffic.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

O. H. Parker & Co., Insurance and Real Estate
Stringfellow & Whetstone, Real Estate and Insurance
Ullman Bros., Dry Goods and Clothing
M. F. McCarty, Furniture
Rees and Camfield, Real Estate
Chisolm & Green, Architects

A. Grace Episcopal Church
B. Presbyterian Church
C. Methodist Episcopal Church
D. Baptist Church
E. Congregational Church
F. Catholic Church
G. Noble Institute for Girls
H. Boys High School

1. Anniston City Land Company's Office
2. Woodstock Iron Co.
3. Noble Bros., Car Wheel Works
4. Alabama Car Works
5. Rolling Mill
6. Anniston Cotton Mills
7. Water Works 7a. Water Tower
8. Murray & Stevenson's Foundry
10. Ice Factory

Willett & Willett, Lawyers
The Famous One-Price Clothing House, Constantine Building
Draper-Riddle Land Co., Real Estate
"The Watchman", Daily and Weekly Newspaper
Hilleary, Keith & Kirkpatrick, Real Estate