State historical society questions structures set for removal

first_imgThe City of Brundidge has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs that will include the removal of several delapidated structures within the city limits.However, three of those structures have been called into question by the Alabama Historical Commission.Britt Thomas, city mamager, said anytime such a grant is submitted the structures must be approved by the Alabama Historical Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers and others. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen State historical society questions structures set for removal Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img Print Article Sponsored Content “The state historical commission has asked for additional information on three structures included in the grant application,” Thomas said. “We don’t know what the historical commission’s interest is and we have not responded yet. We were given 75 days to respond and we’ll hit this hard in January.”Two of the structures are houses that are abandoned and delapidated. The other is a block structure on Veterans Blvd. that has been vacated for a long period of time and is disrepair.Thomas said the block building was, at one time, a grocery store that served a large segment of the community and probably dates back to the 1930s.Hattie Flowers, a local nonagenarian, said that her family moved from out on Shiloh Road to Brundidge in 1935. “And, I can’t say for sure but I believe that the store was there,” she said. “So, it’s been there a mighty long time. I can remember back in the 1960s when Will J. Flowers ran a little ol’ grocery store there. A lot of people bought their groceries there because he sold on time. You could still eat if you didn’t have the money to pay right then. Mr. Tom Conner had the same kind of grocery store down on the railroad track behind the Caldwell cotton gin. You don’t see those kinds of grocery stores around much anymore, especially in town.”Thomas said the historical significance of the block store could be that it is a holdover from the past. However, he said the signifiance of the houses could possibly be in the type of materials used, including slate roofing. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Officers give back through FOP Law enforcement officers in Pike County pledge to protect and serve the community where they live, but for some officers,… read morelast_img read more