1st Avenue North (Downtown)

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1st Avenue North (Downtown) is the section of 1st Avenue North running through downtown Birmingham's Fountain Heights and Central City neighborhoods, between 13th and 26th Streets. The street is also part of U.S. Highway 11.

In the downtown area, 1st Avenue North has a 100-foot right of way, 20 feet wider than the typical street. It carries two lanes of traffic in each direction with a central turn lane and parallel parking at each curb.


Locations

1st Avenue North continues west through Smithfield to Center Street, continuing as Cotton Avenue Southwest

Fountain Heights

13th Street intersection

14th Street intersection

16th Street intersection

17th Street intersection

18th Street intersection

The Pandora Cafeteria at 1804-1806 1st Avenue North (1927-1936)

Central City neighborhood

19th Street intersection

1890s view looking east down 1st Avenue, possibly from the Morris Block.

20th Street intersection: Heaviest Corner on Earth

21st Street intersection (Rainbow Viaduct)

22nd Street intersection

23rd Street intersection

24th Street intersection

25th Street intersection