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    • Burning of the BRL and P Building

    • 1927
    • "Burning of the "B. R. L. and P." building at the N.E. corner of the intersection of 21st street and 1st avenue about 1927, The Steiner Building (1890) with the tower of minaret in the background." - 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 Ledger Building

    • "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....
    • Elyton Building

    • "Elyton Building, this photograph made about 1920. This is one of the old buildings of Elyton- said to have been Taylor's Tavern." - William H. Brantley
    • Steel Work of the Watts Building

    • "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

    • "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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lunsford Hotel

    • "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
    • 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
    • First House Built in Birmingham, Alabama

    • "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...
    • Monument to Harry

    • unknown
    • Monument to Harry - servant of H. Tailbird, President of Howard College. During the fire on October 15, 1854, after being asked to leave the building, he replied, "I must wake the boys first." At age 23, Harry died from the injuries he received...


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