111 Hughes Ave, Attalla, AL 35954 $35,000
c.1901 Fixer Upper in Attalla, AL $35K
This c.1901 fixer upper appears to be the oldest home on the block. I am surmising here, but the name of the street probably was named for the Hughes family of Attalla who were numerous at the turn of the century with one branch owning a drug store. It could follow that this home was built by them, but I am just guessing. In any event, by 1954, Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Johnson lived there. Mr. Johnson worked for the Midwestern Contract Company.
Attalla, is the northeast part of Alabama, sits on the site of an old Indian village. The city was not founded until 1870. W. C. Hammond, a plantation owner, donated the land and the community was officially named “Attalla” in 1893, from the Cherokee language word meaning “mountain”.