Albertville Alabama, Fire Hydrant Capital of the World

Julie Brumlik
Submitted by Julie Brumlik December 12th, 2009
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Albertville has much to be proud of, to wit:

Albertville, Alabama – Nickel-Plated Fire Hydrant
Outside the Albertville Chamber of Commerce stands a salute to Albertville’s legacy as the “fire hydrant capital of the world,” a polished nickel hydrant was placed on a pedestal of marble there to celebrate the Mueller Co. producing its one-millionth hydrant. [from Roadside America]

Albertville Alabama, Fire Hydrant Capital of the World, Statue of One Millionth Hydrant Produced by Mueller Co Albertville Plant, April 10, 1990.

4 Responses to “Albertville Alabama, Fire Hydrant Capital of the World”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    The fact that any city should be declared “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World” makes It THE capital in the state of Kitsch.

    This continues my fascination with Albertville that started with the shelves in the grocery store. https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2009/12/06/foodland-of-albertville-alabama/

    I love that this chrome plated hydrant was the one millionth one produced. I only wish they were all still located in Albertville.

    More Albertville please!

    • Allee Willis

      Allee Willis

      I know, that’s such a great name, Family Dollar. And look at the way the roof slopes, not dedicated to sloping the way a real sloped roof would so much as the whole store looking like it’s tipping a little. From the angle of the photo it looks like the fire hydrant could be holding part of the roof up.