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    • Post Office and the Federal Court

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    • "The Post Office and the Federal Court were both housed in this building when the building was constructed of red brick and had a slow quivering electric elevator. I believe this building was the successor to the photograph labeled "Old Post Office...
    • 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...
    • 21st Street (1890)

    • 1890
    • "21st Street - 1890, Camera facing north. Lower to right center is an old court house at 3rd Avenue and 21st Street. This photo shows the Jefferson County bank building at the time it was a three story building. It is just to the left of the white...
    • Mabson Hotel

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    • "The Mabson Hotel on the Northeast Corner of Third Ave. North and 22nd St. The "white" stone of the ground floor is painted. It is really "Red Ore." To the left and across 22nd Street - not shown in the Photograph is St. Paul's Catholic Church." -...
    • 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...
    • Looking North on 20th Street

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    • "Looking North on 20th Street - Left Side; L & N Station, Metropolitan Hotel, Woodward Bldg., Empire Bldg. (white) On Right; First National Bank Bldg., Brown Marx Bldg., Frank Nelson Bldg., Watts Bldg., Tutwiler Hotel" - William H. Brantley
    • The Big Rock

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    • "The Big Rock - was located just North of the Court House, which was on the Northeast corner of Third Ave. and 21st St. North. The cars are parked in an alley which runs off of 21st St. The Big Rock was the Upper Right Corner of the building. The...
    • 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....
    • Lakeview Park and Hotel

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    • "Lakeview Park and Hotel, today Highland Park Golf Course - Municipal. When the Country Club moved to Shades Valley Mr. Eugene Brown, sold the old Highland Park Golf Course and Building to the City of Birmingham." - William H. Brantley
    • Lunsford Hotel

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    • "The Lunsford Hotel, 21st Street North on East side of street at Second Alley - On the other side of the Alley is the Jackson Building (1957). The two top stories of this old building were removed several years ago." - William H. Brantley
    • 2nd Avenue Looking West

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    • "Second Avenue looking West, The Jefferson County Savings Bank to the right and the Tower of the Old Post Office in the distance. The "Old Jefferson Co. Savings Bank Bldg. on the Southeast corner of second Avenue and 21st street is here shown five...
    • Birmingham's Last Brewery

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    • "Birmingham's Last Brewery, on 22nd street and Ave. "D" South. The small covered delivery wagon- mule drawn and to the right in the photograph is a milk wagon - operated by Higgins Dairy." - William H. Brantley
    • 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...
    • Birmingham Gun Club at the Fairgrounds

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    • "Birmingham Gun Club at the Fairgrounds (1913 - 1916?) ; Fifth from the right in the center is John Philip Sousa, the famous band leader. Others are O.L. Garl- front row, right end. Mrs Garl is sitting on Sousa's left. She was a fine trap shot....
    • Rube Burrows in His Coffin

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    • "Rube Burrows in his coffin, This famous Alabama outlaw and train robber was being shipped back to Lamar County - his home. While here a public display was made of the corpse to a multitude of people and this photograph made about 1890." - William...
    • Good Road Tour

    • 1910
    • "Good Road Tour, promoted by The Birmingham Ledger. This photograph, about 1910, with a motor caravan headed South for Montgomery. It is atop Red Mountain almost in the gap below Vulcan now. (1957). The man in front of the automobile is Dr. Dedman...

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