Black and white photographs of abandoned buildings in Ft. Payne and Anniston, Alabama
In this video we take a day trip on back roads of N.E. Alabama, searching for abandoned buildings or anything else of interest. Over the years, I have found Alabama back roads to be a reliable source of incredible gems of discovery. . . abandoned buildings, rusty trains, fading old ghost signs, and beautiful scenery.
Driving south from Nashville on I-24, I exited at South Pittsburg and cut into the State of Alabama. I roughed out a loose itinerary in advance: Ft. Payne, Collinsville, Leesburg, Anniston, and Gadsden. The photographs seen in the video are from Ft. Payne and Anniston.
Black and white photographs of abandoned buildings in Alabama
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Behind-the-scenes photographs from the locations
This photograph of the historical marker for the Ft. Payne Opera House says:
“Opened in Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted to theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October, 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of Dekalb County, Inc. 1969. Renovated, restored and opened to public in 1970. The oldest theatre in Alabama located in a building originally constructed as a theatre. Listed in National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of 19th Century Theatres in America. Alabama Historical Association 1973.”