John C. Yarbrough Community Center

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Center on July 28, 2006

John C. Yarbrough Community Center or Trussville Community Center was located at 215 Parkway Drive adjacent to the Trussville Public Library. It served as a meeting place for a wide array of local groups and organizations. It took its name from the former Trussville mayor John C. Yarbrough.

Constructed in 1967, this served as one of the best examples of contemporary 1960s architecture within the city. The center was designed by Turner Batson with Brasfield & Gorrie serving as the general contractor.

During the reconstruction of the Trussville Public Library in 1996, two classrooms within the center served as the library's temporary home until construction was complete in 1997.

With the completion of the Trussville Civic Center in 2008, the Yarbrough Community Center sat mostly idle until it was demolished in September 2015 so the library could be expanded.


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  • Debro, Anita (June 07, 2006) "Community center design to match nearby buildings". The Birmingham News
  • Lloyd, Gary (December 29, 2014) "Design of Trussville library expansion now on ‘fast track’." Trussville Tribune