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    • Col. Ben Turner

    • Photograph of Col. Ben Turner, born in Slavery in North Carolina. Later became U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1871-73; defeated, 1872; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1880. Died in Selma, Alabama March 21,...
    • 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." -...
    • 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...
    • Horse and Buggy Days

    • "The Horse and Buggy Days, photo of Sporty Outfit for rent to sports for the day who set the pace for Birmingham. On the photograph is says "Damon-Lee Company, J. T. Dusenbery, President J. O. Dam? Manager, Livery Feed and Sale Stables, 1809, 1911,...
    • 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...
    • Metropolitan Hotel

    • "The Metropolitan Hotel, 20th Street, West Side between Morris Avenue and First Avenue. This photograph was made within the last few years (it is now 1957). This building was torn down this year." - 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...
    • 20th Street Looking North

    • "20th Street. Camera facing north. Notice in the center of 20th Street beginning north of 2nd Avenue trolley, poles in the center of 20th between the street car tracks. So many people got badly hurt by sticking their heads and arms outside the car...
    • 3rd Avenue and 21st Street Facing North

    • 1873
    • This photograph was made by Colonel Oxford in 1873. Birmingham's first photographer. He came to Birmingham from Marion Alabama and was famous as a confederate Veteran. He attended all reunions with his camera, his uniform and his daughter. This...
    • Birmingham's Last Brewery

    • "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
    • Rube Burrows in His Coffin

    • "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...
    • Fountain in Capitol Park

    • "The Fountain was formerly located in the center of 19th Street and 2nd Avenue. It was moved on account of traffic and when this photograph was made, stood in Capitol Park. It was sold by the city fathers for junk. The man in the picture is Emmet...


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