Prestwick Preservation Society 

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE OLD LANDMARKS OF PRESTWICK

The old Prestwick community supported a Lumber Mill, Railroad Station, School, Post Office, Mason Hall, Churches, two Stores and a Beautician Shop, they all slowly faded.  The older residents of Prestwick contributed the decline of Old Prestwick Community to the closing of the Bowling Sawmill in 1914

MT. MARIAH CHURCH 1907

The Hunter House

In 1904 a beautiful 


Victorian style house was 


constructed in the Prestwick


 community. It was located


 near the Hunter-Benn 


Sawmill, as the residence of


 the Hunter family. 


The house was dismantle in


 1918, in 1920 it was moved


 to Garris Hill (on Hwy 43).


 Presently the residence of


 Mrs. Alene Garris.  

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The Johnson​ House

The Johnson home and property


 is located in Washington County 


Alabama, on the north-east 


section of the Prestwick 


Community . During the early


 1900s the African American 


community of Prestwick and the


 Johnson property played a vital


 role in the history of Prestwick


 and Washington County, which is


 the first established county in


 Alabama. 

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Train Station/Post Office

Very little is known about the Train Station, it was located in the same spot as the Post Office. It's possible they may have shared the same space. The Post Office was est. on Feb. 24, 1904, and was closed on Sep. 1, 1972. Walter B Taylor serve for 34 yrs. First black Post Master in Washington County.  

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Prestwick High School

Est. in 1922, Professor Herbert Lawrence, Professor W.B. Taylor and others, started a one room school in Prestwick, it served grades one - nine. In 1944 the Walker brothers of St. Stephens add two additions, serving grades one -twelve. W.B. Taylor was Principal for 42 yrs. the school closed in 1969 

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MT. MARIAH CHURCH

Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Zion Church and Members, in 1907, the church was located on the old Prestwick Rd., across the railroad track, now known as J. Richardson Rd. 

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PRESTWICK ALABAMA 1907 

Members of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Zion Church, attending the Quarterly Conference at Mt. Mariah. 

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PRESTWICK GRADS

Names will be added as soon as more research is done.

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COME AND TOUR THE PRESTWICK PRESERVATION PARK

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