Dolphus Shields residence
Dolphus moved to Birmingham with his wife, Alice, in 1888, but they separated and he married a younger woman named Mattie (and later had two other wives). He opened a carpentry shop in 1911 and was one of the co-founders of First Ebenezer Baptist Church, and later Trinity Baptist Church.
The house was later demolished.
- Polk's Birmingham (Jefferson County, Ala.) City Directory (1964) Richmond, Virginia: R. L. Polk & Co.
- Swarns, Rachel L. and Jodi Kantor (October 7, 2009) "In First Lady’s Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery" The New York Times
- Vickery, Scottie and Rahkia Nance (October 9, 2009) "Birmingham resident whose family knew Dolphus Shields says Michelle Obama has proud heritage." Birmingham News