Sometimes described as the “Showplace of Decatur”, The Tavern Hotel was simply one of the nation’s greatest hotels—and certainly one of the most impressive hotels in the South. The picture below is one of my most treasured pieces of Decatur’s history—an architect’s rendition of this hotel which appeared in a major architectural periodical.
David Breland is kind of a big deal in Morgan County. His memory goes WAAAAY back (check out his picture), but he also is a local expert in Morgan County history. David is Director of Historical Resources and Events for the City of Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama.