District Maps & Information

Designated Historic Districts & Maps

Since the adoption of a Historic Preservation Commission by the City Council in 1997, three areas have been designated as Historic Districts, encompassing 535 properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

  1. Northside
  2. Downtown
  3. Geneva

The Northside Historic District (PDF) was designated in 2000. Its boundaries are North on 7th Avenue, East to 3rd Street, South to 3rd Avenue, and West to 11th Street. At the end of the nineteenth century, the town leaders of Opelika resided in homes south of Railroad Avenue. The turn of the century brought growth to the northern portion of the City, and those of means elected to build homes reflecting their status ad wealth in the ascending Northside neighborhood. Among these properties are some select examples of Victorians, Neoclassical, and Mission Revivals, dating from the 1880s and continuing through the late 1940s. The Northside neighborhood was occupied by statesmen, local political and civic leaders, and store owners. Also represented in this district are design representation of Tudor Revivals, Colonial Revivals, Minimal Traditional, and massed plan Cottages. These houses feature such stylistic embellishments as brackets, spindle work friezes, turned posts, bay windows, turret, towers, exposed timberwork, wood posts on stone or brick piers, and classical columns.