Jefferson Davis Hotel

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Jefferson Davis Hotel
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Jefferson Davis Hotel is located in Alabama
Jefferson Davis Hotel
Jefferson Davis Hotel is located in the United States
Jefferson Davis Hotel
LocationCatoma and Montgomery Sts., Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates32°22′33″N 86°18′45″W / 32.37583°N 86.31250°W / 32.37583; -86.31250Coordinates: 32°22′33″N 86°18′45″W / 32.37583°N 86.31250°W / 32.37583; -86.31250
Built1927
ArchitectFrederick Ausfeld; Hugger Bros. Construction Co.
Architectural styleChicago, Commercial Style
NRHP reference #75000324[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 13, 1979

The Jefferson Davis Hotel is a former hotel located in Montgomery, Alabama. It was named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America. Built in 1927, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1979. The buildings used to feature the WSFA radio studio, where Hank Williams performed in the late 1930s.[2] The hotel remained segregated into the 1960s. African-American preachers, among them Ralph David Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr., were allowed into WSFA's studio to broadcast a sermon on Sunday mornings.[3] It is currently used as apartments for the elderly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Escott, Colin (2004), Hank Williams: The Biography, Back Bay, p. 18, ISBN 0-316-73497-7
  3. ^ Boyd, Herb (2004), We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened, Sourcebooks, p. 73, ISBN 1-4022-0213-X