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    • Birmingham Gun Club at the Fairgrounds

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    • "Birmingham Gun Club at the Fairgrounds (1913 - 1916?) ; Fifth from the right in the center is John Philip Sousa, the famous band leader. Others are O.L. Garl- front row, right end. Mrs Garl is sitting on Sousa's left. She was a fine trap shot....
    • 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...
    • American Trust Bank Building

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    • "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'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...
    • 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...
    • 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." -...
    • 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...
    • McClurkin Letter, 1887-10-08

    • 2004-09-30
    • [Translation, p.1] Howard College, Ala. Oct. 8. 1887 Mrs. M.E. Miller Dear Cousin, It is with great pleasure that I take in writing you a few lines. I have so much to tel you. I hardly know how to begin. Well first I would say that I had a most...
    • Elyton Land Co., Office Building

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    • "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...
    • Red Mountain Park

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    • "Red Mountain Park, At the top of Red Mountain. The Park Company also operated the Dummy Line. The building is to the left of the present (1957) Montgomery Highway as it passes through the gap going South, and the dummy is in the gap." - William H....
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Steel Work of the Watts Building

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    • "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

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    • "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,...
    • 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...
    • Post Office and the Federal Court

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    • "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...

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