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    • 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...
    • Rube Burrows in His Coffin

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    • "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...
    • 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...
    • Metropolitan Hotel

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    • "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

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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
    • 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...
    • Fountain in Capitol Park

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    • "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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