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    • Monument to Harry

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    • Monument to Harry - servant of H. Tailbird, President of Howard College. During the fire on October 15, 1854, after being asked to leave the building, he replied, "I must wake the boys first." At age 23, Harry died from the injuries he received...
    • 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...
    • Birmingham Hotel

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    • "The Birmingham Hotel, at N.W. corner of 2nd Ave. and 18th Street. Later it appropriated the name Florence Hotel and while operating under this name it burned. Several people lost their lives in the fire." - William H. Brantley
    • 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...

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