Powell Avenue

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Powell Avenue is an east-west avenue‎ between the Railroad Reservation and 1st Avenue South. The avenue is named for James Powell, the first president of the Elyton Land Company who proposed the name "Birmingham" for the new city.

The right-of-way for Powell Avenue cuts through the middle of Railroad Park between 14th and 18th Streets South. The navigable portion of Powell Avenue runs mainly from 18th Street eastward to just beyond the 22nd Street Viaduct. Small sections can be found in Elyton to the west, and eastward in industrial areas between 43rd Street South and 50th Street South.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the Powell Avenue category.