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    • Elyton Land Co., Office Building

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    • "Elyton Land Co., Office Building, They used the Ground Floor. Later a Hotel was here, operated by Mr. Borders. This is the North East Corner of Morris Ave. and 20th St. and today (1957) the site is used by the First National Bank as a parking lot...
    • Steel Work of the Watts Building

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    • "Steel work of the Watts Building., The site was once used by the Traders Bank. Mr. Charlie Allen Sr. who built the Jefferson Theatre and many other large buildings in B'ham. Was the Contractor. When the work was about the stage shown in the...
    • First Skyscraper Office Building

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    • "Today this site holds Henry Upsom Sims, Venetion Palace of Doges. This building was originally three stories high. Two more stories, and an Elevator were added in 1909 - 10 and so came into being B'hams First Skyscraper Office Building." William...
    • Birmingham Ledger Building

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    • "Birmingham Ledger Building; S. W. corner of 21st Street and 1st Avenue - Today Protective Life Insurance Co. Bldg. is on this site. When the Ledger Bldg. was erected, the concrete foundations and steel work were laid for a much higher building....
    • Florence Hotel

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    • "Florence Hotel, This is the original Florence at the N.W. corner of Second Ave. and 19th Street. This site was used by old Louis Saks store, and today by Newberrys Store (1957)" - William H. Brantley
    • American Trust Bank Building

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    • "The American Trust Bank Bldg., - later through merger The American - Trader Bank Building and through a still later merger, The First National Bank Building. It is located at the South East Corner of First Ave. North and Twentieth Street. Today...
    • Old North Birmingham Dummy

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    • "Old North Birmingham Dummy, on 19th street just north of 2nd Ave. The original Florence Hotel in the background building in left edge of picture is on site of what later became the Pizitz building." - William H. Brantley
    • 22nd Street Bridge Looking North

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    • "Twenty Second Street Bridge looking north on 22nd from South end of the bridge. The large building to the right is Goodall-Brown Dry Goods Co. which occupies the site of the famous Caldwell Hotel. The twin spires in the left background are St....
    • First House Built in Birmingham, Alabama

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    • "First House Built in Birmingham, Al. 1869. Located on First Ave. North, just east of the Southeast Corner (site of the Steiner Building). It was first used as a tool supply house - then for a blacksmith shop. This photo shows the building enclosed...

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