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    • Birmingham 1873 from top of Courthouse

    • 1873
    • "Birmingham 1873 from top of Courthouse. 1) Chimney of old sail 2) First Baptist Church -6th Ave. and 22nd St. 3) First Methodist Church 6th Ave. 21st. St. 4) First B'ham Water Works 13th Ave. and 22nd St. No. 5) T.L. Hudgins Residence 6th Ave. and...
    • Relic of Elyton

    • "Relic of Elyton, This building stood on the north side of Tuskaloosa Road (Ave.) across the street from the present (1957) Masonic Hall. It was built for a Tavern about 1890 Mr. Salter operated a store in the building. The front of the building is...
    • Mabson Hotel

    • "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." -...
    • Elyton Land Co., Office Building

    • "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...
    • St. John's Episcopal Church

    • "St. John's- Episcopal, Elyton, Fronting on Tuskaloosa Ave., located on the North side and facing south. Behind this church was the old Eubanks Home Place, present (1957) location of the Juvenile Court. For more information about this church read...
    • Post Office and the Federal Court

    • "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...
    • The Big Rock

    • "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...
    • Florence Hotel

    • "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
    • Birmingham Hotel

    • "The Birmingham Hotel, at N.W. corner of 2nd Ave. and 18th Street. Later it appropriated the name Florence Hotel and while operating under this name it burned. Several people lost their lives in the fire." - William H. Brantley
    • American Trust Bank Building

    • "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...
    • Birmingham City Hall

    • "Birmingham City Hall, S.E. corner of 4th Ave. and 19th Street. Destroyed by Fire. The Birmingham Public Library was housed on the top floor of this building and was I believe almost totally destroyed by the fire." - William H. Brantley
    • Old North Birmingham Dummy

    • "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
    • Birmingham's No. 1 Fire Station

    • 1927
    • "Birmingham's No. 1 Fire Station located in old City Hall on 4th Ave. N. at S.E. corner of its intersection with 19th street. This photograph was made in 1927 and shows the last horse drawn equipment at this station. The Chief in the automobile at...


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