Albertville Alabama, Fire Hydrant Capital of the World
From the collection of: Julie Brumlik
Located in : Outdoors, Places, Statuary/Sculptural


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]

What Allee has to say about this:
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.

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!

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