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    • Elyton Building

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    • "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...
    • President Harwell Goodwin Davis

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    • Harwell G. Davis was born in Marengo County, Alabama on November 23, 1882. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1903 with a law degree. He had law practices in Tallassee, Monroeville, Thomasville, and Gadsden. In 1916 he became the first...
    • Lem Motlow's Birmingham Distillery

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    • "Lem Motlow's Birmingham Distillery. The name is now the property of "Jack Daniel" The ruined silo looking building shows Motlow's Distillery in Birmingham or Pratt City as it then was. Chickens on the street car tracks were usual. The car line is...
    • St. John's Episcopal Church

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    • "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'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
    • Last Circus Parade

    • 1935?
    • "Last circus parade in Birmingham, Hagenback and Wallace, in early 1930's (about 1935). Camera facing South on 20th Street and placed on top of a street car, so as to look over the crowd." - William H. Brantley
    • Col. Ben Turner

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    • 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

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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." -...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • The Elks

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    • "The Elks, Left Edge, Harry English with the bat winged collar, Henry Gray front, mustache, Mr. Schillinger front, hat in right hand and white bow tie, Henry Badham Sr. Johen O'Neal on Badham's left, Oscar Underwood, behind O'Neal. Mel Drennen...
    • Birmingham City Hall

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    • "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
    • 20th Street Looking North

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    • "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...

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