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  • Subject: The Founding of Birmingham
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    • 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...
    • Burning of the BRL and P Building

    • 1927
    • "Burning of the "B. R. L. and P." building at the N.E. corner of the intersection of 21st street and 1st avenue about 1927, The Steiner Building (1890) with the tower of minaret in the background." - William H. Brantley
    • 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." -...
    • 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...
    • The Big Rock

    • "The Big Rock - was located just North of the Court House, which was on the Northeast corner of Third Ave. and 21st St. North. The cars are parked in an alley which runs off of 21st St. The Big Rock was the Upper Right Corner of the building. The...
    • Birmingham Hotel

    • "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
    • 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
    • Confederate Reunion (1908)

    • 1908
    • "Confederate reunion 1908, The horse and buggy in foreground are traveling south on 19th Street. The camera is facing east on 2nd Avenue. Notice the one horse police patrol and the power car pulling a trailer on 2nd Avenue." - William H. Brantley
    • Lunsford Hotel

    • "The Lunsford Hotel, 21st Street North on East side of street at Second Alley - On the other side of the Alley is the Jackson Building (1957). The two top stories of this old building were removed several years ago." - William H. Brantley
    • American Trust Bank Building

    • "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...
    • The Elks

    • "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...


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