The history of this district is typical of many southern U.S. communities after the Civil War. Zion Hill was home primarily to service workers, including shop porters, servants, maids, cooks and groundskeepers for affluent white families living on nearby Mound Street. One-story framed shotgun houses dominate the area. The Gothic Revival-style 1914 Zion Hill Baptist Church anchors the neighborhood. Nearby, the E.J. Campbell High School building still stands a testament to the legacy of segregation and a reminder of community spirit.
Zion Hill Historic District