Water Avenue Historic District

Water Ave. bounded by Lauderdale, MLK Blvd., Beech Creek, Alabama R,, Selma, Alabama


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 2005
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate; et al.
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Hotel; Rail-related; Warehouse; Specialty store; Business
Current functions
Business; Financial institution; Museum; Restaurant; Specialty store
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1865; 1837; 1855
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 45
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 5


19th Century (37,705)
Alabama (1,821)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1865 (307)
Built during 1860s (3,749)
Cast iron (375)
Dallas County, Alabama (35)
District (10,443)
Exotic Revival (7,381)
Italianate (5,108)
Limestone (8,192)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Selma, Alabama (20)
Victorian (19,697)