St. Clair Springs, Alabama

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St. Clair Springs
St. Clair Springs is located in Alabama
St. Clair Springs
St. Clair Springs
St. Clair Springs is located in the United States
St. Clair Springs
St. Clair Springs
Coordinates: 33°45′51″N 86°24′17″W / 33.76417°N 86.40472°W / 33.76417; -86.40472Coordinates: 33°45′51″N 86°24′17″W / 33.76417°N 86.40472°W / 33.76417; -86.40472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountySt. Clair
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID164843[1]
St. Clair Springs
St. Clair Springs, Alabama is located in Alabama
St. Clair Springs, Alabama
St. Clair Springs, Alabama is located in the United States
St. Clair Springs, Alabama
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Stick/Eastlake
NRHP reference #76002140[2]
Added to NRHPApril 26, 1976

St. Clair Springs is an unincorporated community and historic district in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States.

Beginning in the 1840s, people came to the area to camp around the springs. A four-room tavern was built sometime before the Civil War. In 1875, the St. Clair Springs Hotel was built near the springs, and several private homes were built in the 1880s. The hotel closed in 1902, but was soon replaced by the St. Clair Inn. The Inn burned in 1925, which effectively ended the area's tourism popularity.[3]

The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and includes 23 structures. The majority of houses are small Victorian cottages originally built as summer homes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Clair Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ a b Floyd, W. Warner (October 7, 1974). "St. Clair Springs". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved December 1, 2017. See also: "Accompanying photos". Retrieved December 1, 2017.