The Stone Gateway Project will identify our historic community with entrances reading: “Cahaba Homestead Village – U.S. Resettlement Administration – Est. 1936-1938.”
The sandstone entrance designs are based on the original sandstone entrance at the Parkway Drive and Highway 11 intersection. The three proposed locations include:
- Chalkville Road/Rockridge Avenue/Poplar Street intersection
- Poplar Street/Parkway Drive intersection
- Green park along Chalkville Road between Hewitt Street and Magnolia Court
Check out the below screenshots of the proposed locations:
Fundraising for this project is underway!
Your fully tax-deductible donation can be made to CHHF, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, via Paypal using the button or QR Code below.
Checks can also be made payable and mailed to:
Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 53
Trussville, AL 35173
Stone Gateway FAQS
Q: When will the stone gateways be built?
A: We anticipate construction of the stone gateways in 2023.
Q: Where will they be built?
A: There are 3 proposed locations at each entrance into the Cahaba Project, NOT including the original gazebo entrance at Parkway Drive and Highway 11: 1. Intersection of Rockridge Avenue and Chalkville Road; 2. Intersection of Parkway Drive and Poplar Street; 3. Chalkville Road along Magnolia Mall.
Q: How much will this project cost?
A: The projected cost is $85,000-$100,000.
Q: Who will build them?
A: CHHF has contacted locally owned businesses. We look forward to working with one or more of them.
Q: How is my donation money being spent?
A: 100% of your donation is used for the construction of the gateways, the engraving of the bricks and the bronze plaque. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Q: Why is this project important?
A: The Cahaba Project is Trussville’s one and only historic district. Practically every neighborhood in Trussville has an entrance sign, yet the Cahaba Project does not! The Cahaba Project is the largest and most historically intact Great Depression-era community in Alabama, and it is one of a kind in the nation. It deserves to be recognized!
The stone gateways will:
- Identify Trussville’s historic community by name and dates.
- Educate the public.
- Add value: Good for historical value. Good for property values.
- Add beauty: An attractive feature. A place for seasonal décor.
- Enhance the community like the original sandstone gazebo entrance at Parkway Drive and Rock Bridge on Cherokee Drive.
Q: I already donated. Can I donate for more engraved bricks?
A: Yes, you can donate at any time during our fundraising!
Q: Whom can I honor with a brick?
A: We encourage engraved names of individuals, families, businesses, churches, civic groups, clubs and other organizations. We also encourage bricks in someone’s honor or memory.
Q: How many letters can I fit on a brick?
A: Three lines. Eighteen characters per line.
Q: Are there fees?
A: There are no fees if you donate by credit card or check. If you donate via PayPal, there is a ~3% fee.
Q: How much should I donate?
A: We appreciate your support in any amount. But there are different levels of donations:
- $100 and $500 levels for engraved bricks
- $4,500 and $7,500 levels for engraved bronze plaque on the stone structure
To learn more, visit www.cahabaheritage.org/stone-gateways.