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    • 19th Street Looking North

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    • "19th Street looking north. Camera was on 19th between 1st and 2nd Avenue. Florence Hotel is on the left. Across from Florence was Peerless Saloon. A famous saloon. Further to the left is the old First Methodist Church on the S.W. corner of 4th...
    • 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...
    • 2nd Avenue Looking West

    • "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...
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • Lakeview Park and Hotel

    • "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

    • "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
    • 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
    • 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...
    • City Ice Delivery

    • 1918
    • "City Ice Delivery, The Rushtons are now using heavy duty trucks with solid rubber tires on the wheels. The truck on the left is a "White". This is the Old Plant on Ave. E. at 22nd Street." - William H. Brantley
    • Scythe in the Oak Tree

    • "The Scythe, The scythe in the oak at the old Green House in Elyton. A legend is that a boy going to the Confederate Army placed it there to remain until he returned. He never came back. The tree was cut down to make place for the Elyton Housing...


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