41st Street South

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41st Street South (formerly Spring Street) is the main street of the Avondale business district. It begins at the Norfolk Southern Railroad's AGS South District and East End District trackage and crosses the Alabama and Tennessee River Railway track alongside 1st Avenue South, then proceeds for four more blocks before terminating at the main entrance to Avondale Park.

On the northern slope of Red Mountain above the park, the street between 40th and 42nd streets is called Glen View Road.


Spring Street was named for the Spring Branch, which carried outflow from Avondale Spring northward to Village Creek. Originally the branch occupied open ditches on either side of the street, requiring small bridges to access the businesses on either side. The stream was directed into a culvert below the center of the street in 1925.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 41st Street South category.

The original street numbering for Spring Street was unconventional, with the east side of the street, beginning at 1st Avenue South, running 201, 202, 203, 204, all the way to 226 on the south side of the alley between 3rd and 4th Avenue South, the resuming with 227, 228, etc. on the east side of the street, concluding with 251 opposite 226. This list attempts to use the closest contemporary addressing.