Difference between revisions of "18th Street North"

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** west side ([[Block 97]]):
 
** west side ([[Block 97]]):
 
*** 100-106: former location of [[National Hotel]] (1891-1904) / saloon (1891)
 
*** 100-106: former location of [[National Hotel]] (1891-1904) / saloon (1891)
**** 104: former location of [[Jones & Co.]] tailors, cleaners & dyers (1923)
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**** 100: former location of [[Johnnie's Grill]] (1953)
**** 106: former location of [[Isaac Moses]] merchant tailor (1887), vacant (1891), [[National Cafe]] (1904)
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**** 104: former location of [[Jones & Co.]] tailors, cleaners & dyers (1923), [[House of Charm]] beauty salon (1953)
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**** 106: former location of [[Isaac Moses]] merchant tailor (1887), vacant (1891), [[National Cafe]] (1904), [[Bates Finance Inc.]] (1953)
 
**** 108: former location of vacant store (1891), [[F. Rothenhofer]] cider (1899)
 
**** 108: former location of vacant store (1891), [[F. Rothenhofer]] cider (1899)
*** 110: former location of vacant store (1891), [[Henry Uhl & Co.]] (1904)
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*** 110: former location of vacant store (1891), [[Henry Uhl & Co.]] (1904), [[Quick Service Letter Co.]] (1953)
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**** 110: former location of [[American Employment Service]] (1953)
 
** [[1st Alley North]] intersects
 
** [[1st Alley North]] intersects
*** 112: [[Dog Days of Birmingham]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[Hunter Furniture]] (1920-2009)
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*** 112-114: [[Dog Days of Birmingham]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[Hunter Furniture]] (1920-2009)
*** 114: former location of [[Wesleyan Mission]] (1899)
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**** 114: former location of [[Wesleyan Mission]] (1899)
**** 114½: former location of [[Fleming House]] (1899)
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***** 114½: former location of [[Fleming House]] (1899)
*** 116: former location of printing office (1891), [[Independent Publishing Co.]] (1899) [[Harrison Houpt Fleischmann & Co.]] (1904)
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*** 116-130: former location of commercial building
*** 118-130: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
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**** 116: former location of printing office (1891), [[Independent Publishing Co.]] (1899) [[Harrison Houpt Fleischmann & Co.]] (1904), [[Millinery Supply Co.]] (1953)
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**** 118-130: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
 
**** 118: former location of [[Electrical Specialty Co.]]  (1927)
 
**** 118: former location of [[Electrical Specialty Co.]]  (1927)
  
 
** east side ([[Block 98]]):
 
** east side ([[Block 98]]):
*** 101: [[Pizitz parking deck]] (1965), former location of [[Stewart's Mill]] (1881), saloon (1891), [[O'Brien House]] (1899), [[Shoppers' Park Lot]]
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*** 101-111: [[Pizitz parking deck]] (1965), former location of [[Stewart's Mill]] (1881), saloon (1891), [[O'Brien House]] (1899), [[Shoppers' Park Lot]]
*** 103: former location of "negro saloon" (1891), [[American Dye Works]] / [[Davidson & Mabry]] tailors (1899)
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*** 103-111: former location of [[U.S. Employment Office]] (1953)
*** 105: former location of vacant store (1891), [[J. H. McGee]] shoemaker / [[Connor & Co.]] plumbers (1899)
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**** 103: former location of "negro saloon" (1891), [[American Dye Works]] / [[Davidson & Mabry]] tailors (1899)
*** 107: former location of dentist's office (1891), [[J. J. Jones]] barber (1899), [[Beitman Bros.]] cigar manufacturer (1904)
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**** 105: former location of vacant store (1891), [[J. H. McGee]] shoemaker / [[Connor & Co.]] plumbers (1899)
*** 109: former location of undertaker / coffin shop (1891), [[Venable & Mathews]] soda waters (1899)
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**** 107: former location of dentist's office (1891), [[J. J. Jones]] barber (1899), [[Beitman Bros.]] cigar manufacturer (1904)
*** 111: former location of bank (1891), [[Williamson & Anderson]] undertakers (1899)
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**** 109: former location of undertaker / coffin shop (1891), [[Venable & Mathews]] soda waters (1899)
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**** 111: former location of bank (1891), [[Williamson & Anderson]] undertakers (1899)
 
** [[1st Alley North]] intersects
 
** [[1st Alley North]] intersects
 
*** 113-115: former location of [[Frank O'Brien]] saloon (1899), [[Jacob Abraham]] saloon (1904)
 
*** 113-115: former location of [[Frank O'Brien]] saloon (1899), [[Jacob Abraham]] saloon (1904)
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* [[2nd Avenue North]] intersects
 
* [[2nd Avenue North]] intersects
 
** west side ([[Block 88]]):
 
** west side ([[Block 88]]):
*** 200-208: former site of [[Birmingham Hotel]] (1890s-1916), [[New Florence Hotel]] (1916, demolished 1935), [[Gulf]] service station (1930s)
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*** 200-210: former location of of [[Gulf Downtown Service Station]] (1930s-1953)
**** 200: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891)
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**** 200-208: former location of [[Birmingham Hotel]] (1890s-1916), [[New Florence Hotel]] (1916, demolished 1935),  
**** 204: former location of print shop (1891)
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***** 200: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891)
**** 206: former location of [[Naff & Burney]] grocers (1887), tin shop (1891), [[McDonald & Wishart]] sign painters (1899), [[John Reed]] saloon (1904)
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***** 204: former location of print shop (1891)
*** 208-210: former location of [[Kimball House]] hotel (1891), [[Julia Payne]] boarding house (1899), [[Commercial Hotel]] (1904)
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***** 206: former location of [[Naff & Burney]] grocers (1887), tin shop (1891), [[McDonald & Wishart]] sign painters (1899), [[John Reed]] saloon (1904)
**** 208: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] freight depot (1899) [[George Diffay]] restaurant (1904), [[Florence Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1925)
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**** 208-210: former location of [[Kimball House]] hotel (1891), [[Julia Payne]] boarding house (1899), [[Commercial Hotel]] (1904)
**** 210: former location of [[R. Knauff & Co.]] lumber dealers (1882-1904), [[Standard Furniture]]
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***** 208: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] freight depot (1899) [[George Diffay]] restaurant (1904), [[Florence Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1925)
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***** 210: former location of [[R. Knauff & Co.]] lumber dealers (1882-1904), [[Standard Furniture]]
 
** [[2nd Alley North]] intersects
 
** [[2nd Alley North]] intersects
 
*** 212: former location of upholsterer (1891), [[Joseph Marsicano]] saloon (1904)
 
*** 212: former location of upholsterer (1891), [[Joseph Marsicano]] saloon (1904)
*** 214: Former location of dwelling (1891), [[Cummings Beauty Salon]], [[New Breed Barber Shop]], [[O'Carr's]] (2017-2019)
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*** 214: Former location of dwelling (1891), [[Necchi Sewing Machine Co.]] / [[Dillard Sewing Machine Co.]] (1953), [[Cummings Beauty Salon]], [[New Breed Barber Shop]], [[O'Carr's]] (2017-2019)
**** 214½: former location of [[Belmont Studio]] photographers (1969)
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**** 214½: former location of [[Belmont Studio]] photographers (1953-1969)
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*** 216: former location of [[Ruth Pierson]] beauty salon (1953)
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**** 216½: former location of [[Lamont Beauty Salon]] (1953)
 
*** 218: former location of [[T. W. Morefield]] grocery store (1887), store (1891)
 
*** 218: former location of [[T. W. Morefield]] grocery store (1887), store (1891)
 
*** 220-230: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 220-230: former location of dwelling (1891)
**** 220: former location of [[W. H. Murphy]] saloon (1904), [[Lucius Cafe]] (1910)
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**** 220: former location of [[W. H. Murphy]] saloon (1904), [[Lucius Cafe]] (1910), [[Egbert Snelling]] barber / [[Webb Finance Co.]] (1953)
**** 222: former location of [[Wylie Davis]] restaurant (1904)
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**** 222: former location of [[Wylie Davis]] restaurant (1904), [[Gerber Furniture Co.]] (1953)
**** 226: former location of [[Mabry Bros.]] (1904)
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**** 224: former location of [[Rose Woodall]] beauty salon (1953)
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**** 226: former location of [[Mabry Bros.]] (1904), [[Royal Finance Co.]] (1953)
 
**** 228: former location of [[C. M. Harris & Co.]] (1904)
 
**** 228: former location of [[C. M. Harris & Co.]] (1904)
 
**** 230: [[Terry's Place]] (2019), former location of [[People's Drug Co.]] (1904), [[Jimmie's Soda and Cigar]] (1929-1931), [[The Kottage]] (2008), [[Legends Sports Bar & Lounge]] / [[Legends Cigar Bar]] (2011-2018)
 
**** 230: [[Terry's Place]] (2019), former location of [[People's Drug Co.]] (1904), [[Jimmie's Soda and Cigar]] (1929-1931), [[The Kottage]] (2008), [[Legends Sports Bar & Lounge]] / [[Legends Cigar Bar]] (2011-2018)
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*** former site of [[WBRC-AM]] studios, [[USO]] (1945)
 
*** former site of [[WBRC-AM]] studios, [[USO]] (1945)
 
*** 201-209 [[McWane Science Center]] parking deck, formerly [[Loveman's]] parking deck, former location of [[United States Court House and Post Office]] (built 1893, demolished 1920s)
 
*** 201-209 [[McWane Science Center]] parking deck, formerly [[Loveman's]] parking deck, former location of [[United States Court House and Post Office]] (built 1893, demolished 1920s)
**** 205-209: former location of [[Dixie Cream Donuts]]
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**** 205: former location of [[Dixie Cream Donuts]] (1953)
**** 209: former location of [[Larry's Restaurant & Lounge]] (1950s)
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**** 207: former location of [[Alabama Parking Lot]] entrance (1953)
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**** 209: former location of [[Danny's Restaurant]] (1953), [[Larry's Restaurant & Lounge]] (1950s)
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***** 209B: former location of [[Otis Jewelry Co.]] (1953)
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*** 211: former location of [[Alabama Theatre]] confectionary dept. (1953)
 
** [[2nd Alley North]] intersects
 
** [[2nd Alley North]] intersects
 
*** 213-219: [[Alabama Theatre]] (built 1927) stage entrance
 
*** 213-219: [[Alabama Theatre]] (built 1927) stage entrance
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*** 306: former location of [[Hury Amusement Co.]] (1920)
 
*** 306: former location of [[Hury Amusement Co.]] (1920)
 
*** 310-314: former location of [[Frank O'Brien]] sheriff (1899)
 
*** 310-314: former location of [[Frank O'Brien]] sheriff (1899)
**** 310: [[Pythian Temple]] (built 1913), [[Birmingham History Center]] offices (2014-), former location of the ''[[Birmingham Reporter]]'' offices (1920s)
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**** 310: [[Pythian Temple]] (built 1913), former location of the ''[[Birmingham Reporter]]'' offices (1920s), [[Birmingham History Center]] offices (2014-2018)
 
**** 312: former location of [[Frolic Theater]] (1920)
 
**** 312: former location of [[Frolic Theater]] (1920)
 
**** 314: former location of [[J. J. Judge]] musician (1899), [[Gillespie & Ogilvie]] restaurant (1910), [[ABC Store]]
 
**** 314: former location of [[J. J. Judge]] musician (1899), [[Gillespie & Ogilvie]] restaurant (1910), [[ABC Store]]
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*** 307: former location of [[Samuel Browne]] produce merchant (1887), [[R. Hawring]] dyer (1899)
 
*** 307: former location of [[Samuel Browne]] produce merchant (1887), [[R. Hawring]] dyer (1899)
 
*** 309-311: former location of [[Hotel Supply Company]] (1923)
 
*** 309-311: former location of [[Hotel Supply Company]] (1923)
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**** 309: former location of [[Jay-Cee Men's Shop]] (1953)
 
**** 311: former location of Mrs [[L. Morgan]] boarding house (1899)
 
**** 311: former location of Mrs [[L. Morgan]] boarding house (1899)
 
*** 313: former location of Mrs [[G. A. Wren]] boarding house (1899)
 
*** 313: former location of Mrs [[G. A. Wren]] boarding house (1899)

Revision as of 11:32, 14 September 2019

18th Street North is one of the primary north-south streets in downtown Birmingham's business district.

18th Street begins at the northern end of 18th Street South, at the 18th Street underpass underneath the railroad tracks of the Railroad Reservation. From there it first crosses Morris Avenue and continues north until ending for Oak Hill Cemetery at 11th Avenue North. Between 1st Avenue North and the cemetery, the downtown section of 18th Street is one-way for north-bound vehicular traffic.

North of the cemetery, 18th Street resumes from an eastern shift by 17th Street North and continues to 17th Avenue North. North of I-65 the street picks up at 19th Avenue and crosses Village Creek before it runs into the interstate onramps at Finley Avenue. At 24th Court North, 18th Street resumes, paralleling I-65 as far as 37th Avenue North.

Electric lights were installed 18th Street North from Morris Avenue to 6th Avenue North in 1945 under the city's contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

One block of 18th Street, between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue was converted from one-way to two-way traffic on December 5, 2016, allowing for better access to the Pizitz parking deck as the reopening of the Pizitz Building neared.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 18th Street North category.

Fountain Heights

  • 13th Court North intersects (road resumes from 17th Street North)
  • 14th Avenue North intersects
  • 14th Court North intersects (east only)
  • 15th Avenue North intersects
  • 16th Avenue North intersects (west only; main road turns west as 16th Street North)
  • 17th Avenue North intersects (east only)/17th Court North intersection (road continues as 19th Street North)

Evergreen

  • 19th Avenue North intersects
  • 20th Avenue North intersects (west only)
  • 21st Avenue North intersects (east only)
  • Crosses railroad tracks

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