Fairhope Museum of History

Photo Credit:

Cummings Architecture Corp.


The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation’s contributions to the City of Fairhope and the surrounding community, a list of highlights:

  • Donated the deeds to all the parks along the bay front, with reservations that they could only be used as parks, to the City of Fairhope.

  • Donated the deed to the Wharf (Fairhope Pier) to the City of Fairhope.

  • Donated the original utilities to the City of Fairhope.

  • Paved the streets, sidewalks, and alleys in and around the City of Fairhope.

  • Helped fund the new Fairhope Library (joint venture with the City of Fairhope).

  • Provided the majority of the funding for the new Fairhope Museum (joint venture with the City of Fairhope).

  • Provided ongoing direction for Knoll Park (joint venture with the City of Fairhope).

  • Donated 24 acres for the new ball fields and soccer fields, now known as Founders Park.

  • Helped fund the new emergency room at Thomas Hospital.

  • Helped fund Centennial Hall on the Faulkner campus (joint venture with the City of Fairhope).

  • Provided the funding for the equipment for the new, female athletic facility at Fairhope High School and Fairhope Middle School.

  • Regularly sponsors a girls’ and a boys’ sports team in each City League.

  • Provides support for the ongoing construction of Nature Park.

  • Contributed to the Fairhope Arts Center addition.

  • Provided numerous parking lots in downtown Fairhope.

  • Contributed to the Fairhope Elementary School pavilion.

  • Contributed to the Museum Plaza.

  • Contributed to Alzheimer Wing at The Snook Center.

  • Contributed to the Marietta Johnson statue.

  • Major contributor to the Vietnam Memorial.

  • Paved Windmill and Thompson Hall Roads (joint venture with the County).

  • Paved Estella Drive.

  • Worked to preserve history through the Bay Boat Model project.

  • Built the Fairhope Elementary School playground and the Fairhope Intermediate School playground.

  • Built the Knoll Park sidewalk along Bayview Avenue.

  • Built the Volanta Street sidewalk and gave it to the City of Fairhope.

  • Major contributor to the Fairhope baseball facility at Volanta Park.

  • Major contributor to the new Fairhope High School Multi-Purpose Facility.

  • Provided and funded the planting of trees at Founders Park.

  • Provided $197,000.00 for the Rotary Boys and Girls Club expansion.

  • Ensured public access to the White Avenue Park along Mobile Bay via a mutual, courted-ordered, settlement agreement.

  • Built the Troyer Boothe road connecting Morphy Avenue to Nichols Avenue and gave it to the City of Fairhope.

  • Funded sidewalks for Fairhope Elementary School.

  • Built the sidewalks along Troyer Road and Boothe Road.

  • Extended Fairhope Avenue sidewalk.

  • Provided $1,004,000.00 to Thomas Hospital Foundation for the construction of the new Women’s Health/Birth Center.

  • Built the White Avenue Park sidewalk.

  • Built the Gayfer Estates sidewalk.

  • Built the Morphy Avenue sidewalk.

  • Contributed to the Fairhope Elementary School Special Needs playground.

  • Provided funding for the Performing Arts Pavilion located on the Faulkner campus (joint venture with the City of Fairhope).

  • Sponsor of the Alabama Coastal Bird Festival.

  • Provided $300,000.00 for the Fairhope Soccer Complex; City of Fairhope committed a match of $300,000.00.

  • Funding and building a new parking lot behind the Fairhope Public Library (in conjunction with the City of Fairhope).

  • Committed $250,000.00 to the Fairhope Art Center for renovations and improvements.

  • Paid for the pavers and materials to brick the Section Street sidewalk adjacent to the Fairhope Pharmacy from Fairhope Avenue to De La Mare Street.

  • Built an additional portion of sidewalk connecting the White Avenue Park sidewalk to Nichols Avenue.

  • Previous sponsor of the Honor Flight.

  • Annually, sponsor of the Baldwin Pops Founders Day performance.

  • Annually, supports Ecumenical Ministries.

  • Annually, supports the Fairhope Band program.

  • Annually, supports the Weeks Bay Estuary.

  • Annually, sponsor of the FSTC History Lecture Series.

  • Annually, sponsor of the Thomas Hospital Golf Tournament. 

  • Provided $150,000.00 to the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, Kilborn Clinic, in Fairhope.

  • Provided $5,000.00 to the American Legion Post 199 for placement on the National Historic Register.

  • Committed $8,500.00 to the Fairhope Public Library and Marietta Johnson Museum for document preservation.

  • Provided $5,000.00 to Theatre 98 to assist with new seating.


It is the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation’s goal to continue the work of our forefathers in order to make Fairhope a model community.


Fairhope Public Library

Photo Credit:

Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects


Thomas Hospital Birthing Center

Photo Credit:

Thomas Hospital