Capital Heights Real Estate & Information

Capital Heights Real Estate & Information

Capitol Heights is bounded by Upper Wetumpka Road, Federal Drive, Mt. Meigs Road and Vonora/Lewis Streets. It was the old 200-acre Vickers plantation until 1903 that lay east of Montgomery. That year, Philadelphian Henry Davis bought the land and established the Capitol Heights Development Company. H.L. Pinckard was the president for many years and was responsible for the development of the town.

The town of Capitol Heights incorporated in 1907, and the area was graded and improved through the proceeds of a 1916 bond issue. Capitol Heights became a part of Montgomery around 1926. Today, it maintains its original character as a working class neighborhood with many of the original families including a number of Greek immigrants who arrived in Montgomery around the turn of the century.

The structures in Capitol Heights were built in the vogue residence styles of the early 20th century. The Craftsman style of the Greene brothers in southern California made a definite influence on the developers, who altered the style to suit the climate and construction material available in Alabama. The low-pitched gabled roof flanked by ornamented exposed roof rafters and porches with brick and wood support columns are the most common characteristics of the homes. Some homes are accented with decorative beams with stucco, and multiple roof planes. A variety of construction materials were used, but the majority of the homes are wood siding with brick piers and porch supports.

Today, many of the residents are first- time home buyers who are renovating and appreciating the look and character of yester years.

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