Avondale Marble Works building

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Avondale Marble Works building, February 2011

Avondale Marble Works building is a 2-story building located at 4036 5th Avenue South across from Avondale Park. It was built in 1902 as the marble works and showroom for Avondale Marble Works.

The building sat vacant for many years. In 2000, Tim Burt invested $450,000 renovating the building. The bottom floor housed Parkside Home & Garden and the top floor was his personal residence. Burt closed the Avondale location of Parkside and put the building up for lease in 2008.

In December 2009 Michael Dykes and Neil Kirkpatrick opened Parkside Cafe in the building, later adding the Hot Box food service trailer in the back patio area. That business closed in 2021 and Burt remodeled the space for a new Parkside on Fifth restaurant and bar.


  • Wilkinson, Kaija (May 20, 2005) "Parkside builds on eclecticism." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Wilkinson, Kaija (June 23, 2006) "New tenants boost Vestavia Hills City Center." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Fincher, Brandon (January 19, 2008) "Parkside Home & Garden moves on to square." Daily Home
  • Natta, André (July 21, 2008) "Parkside's closing." The Terminal
  • Colurso, Mary (March 31, 2022) "Parkside on Fifth: Your first look inside the new bar in Avondale." The Birmingham News

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