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Standing at 3175 Thomas Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama is a symbolic piece of American History. Also referred to as the “Thomas House,” Edgewood is the oldest existing residence in Montgomery – it’s also how the Edgewood neighborhood acquired its name. Placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1973, Edgewood is the epitome of southern Federal-style homes that this area was known for during its construction.
Although Edgewood is only a couple miles from Downtown, the neighborhood was once considered quite rural. Woodley Road, which runs through the northern section of the neighborhood, was a gravel road until the 1930s. Huntingdon College borders Woodley Road in the northern section of Edgewood. In its early days, Huntingdon was called Women’s College of Alabama.
Bordering Edgewood’s western edge is Audubon Road. The eastern border is comprised of Narrow Lane Road and the southern boundary is Wedgewood Drive. The homes within the community vary from the quaint cottage-style to the more grand estate structures. Some of the oldest homes, like the Thomas House, are found right in Edgewood.
Due to its location, Edgewood’s residents are as eclectic as the homes. Along with Huntingdon College, Alabama State University is about a mile to the north, which attracts younger generations to the area. To the east of the community are Montgomery Country Club and Standard Country Club – both are popular with area golfers. Families enjoy Edgewood for its locality near many shopping venues, good public schools, and nearby public parks.
Bellingrath Park, which offers various athletic fields and a playground, is approximately one mile to the west. Just north of the park is Faircourt Shopping Center. Normandale Shopping Center is to the south, and Old Town Shopping Center and Montgomery Mall Shopping Center are southwest – all are within a one-mile radius of Edgewood.