In 2009, we were in Cordova, Alabama and stopped for a couple of pics. In 2011, this exact piece of land, and that around it, was forever changed by the tornado that come through. The tornado left a damage path that was a staggering 116.45 miles long, and at the time it came through downtown here, was an EF-3, 1/2 mile wide (Cordova actually got hit by two tornadoes that day, one the EF-3 and another in the afternoon that was an EF-4). Since that time, there were fires, and the city decided to sweep the foundations clean.
The Tallulah in tile was from the old Tallulah Hotel — named after Walker County native Tallulah Bankhead.
Relieved to see that Tallulah’s still here. Hopefully this will be able to be preserved in some fashion:
Auburn’s Urban Studio has been working on helping Cordova: