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====[[22nd Street North]] intersection====
 
====[[22nd Street North]] intersection====
 
* North side ([[Block 83]])
 
* North side ([[Block 83]])
** 2200: former location of [[J. D. Hagan & Co.]] saloon (1904), [[Jones Valley Barbecue]] (1929), [[Kansas City Steak House]] (1964)
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** 2200: former location of dry goods store (1891), [[J. D. Hagan & Co.]] saloon (1904), [[Jones Valley Barbecue]] (1929), [[Kansas City Steak House]] (1964)
 
** 2202: former location of [[B. Kiam]] loans (1887), [[George Kanakis]] restaurant (1904), [[F. R. Gaudin]] restaurant (1910), hat & shoe shop (1929)
 
** 2202: former location of [[B. Kiam]] loans (1887), [[George Kanakis]] restaurant (1904), [[F. R. Gaudin]] restaurant (1910), hat & shoe shop (1929)
** 2204: [[Emmanuel’s Barbering Salon]] (2005-), former location of [[Gilbert Dawson]] barber shop (1887-1888), [[Uncle Sam Loan Co.]] (1929), [[Lee-Ben Inc.]] pawn shop & [[Alabama Goodwill Industries]] thrift shop (1964)
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** 2204: [[Emmanuel’s Barbering Salon]] (2005-), former location of [[Gilbert Dawson]] barber shop (1887-1888), restaurant (1891), [[Uncle Sam Loan Co.]] (1929), [[Lee-Ben Inc.]] pawn shop & [[Alabama Goodwill Industries]] thrift shop (1964)
** 2206: former location of [[Israel's Clothing Store]] (1929), [[Howell-Williams Co.]] locksmiths (1964)
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** 2206: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Israel's Clothing Store]] (1929), [[Howell-Williams Co.]] locksmiths (1964)
** 2208: former location of [[R. T. Markham]] carpentry shop (1887-), [[Prince Radio Co.]] (1964)
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** 2208: former location of [[R. T. Markham]] carpentry shop (1887-), "negro restaurant, cobbler & barber" (1891), [[Prince Radio Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2210: Offices of [[Dynamic Civil Solutions]] and [[Ray Harsh Design]], former location of [[W. D. Crew Furniture]] (1929), [[Broyles & Cooper]] furniture, [[Clyde Aldridge Furniture]] (-1960s), [[Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds]] architects (1998-2005), ''[[Black & White]]'' (2005-2013)
 
** 2210: Offices of [[Dynamic Civil Solutions]] and [[Ray Harsh Design]], former location of [[W. D. Crew Furniture]] (1929), [[Broyles & Cooper]] furniture, [[Clyde Aldridge Furniture]] (-1960s), [[Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds]] architects (1998-2005), ''[[Black & White]]'' (2005-2013)
 
** 2210a: former location of [[Percy's Steak House]]
 
** 2210a: former location of [[Percy's Steak House]]
 
** 2212: [[Gingold Building]] (built c. 1904), [[Bamboo on 2nd]], former location of [[William Dunn]] restaurant (1904), [[Gingold Furniture Co.]] (1929-1964), [[Central Plumbing & Mill Supply Co.]] (1964), [[Wholesale Paint Distributors]] (1964), [[Lucas Paint & Wallpaper]] (1964) and [[Pan-Atlantic Wallpaper & Paint Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2212: [[Gingold Building]] (built c. 1904), [[Bamboo on 2nd]], former location of [[William Dunn]] restaurant (1904), [[Gingold Furniture Co.]] (1929-1964), [[Central Plumbing & Mill Supply Co.]] (1964), [[Wholesale Paint Distributors]] (1964), [[Lucas Paint & Wallpaper]] (1964) and [[Pan-Atlantic Wallpaper & Paint Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2212A: former location of dry goods store (1891)
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*** 2212B: former location of boots & shoes store (1891)
 
** 2214: [[Taylor Carriage Company Building]] (built c. 1905), [[Ballard Law Firm]], former location of [[Southern Pacific Tea Co.]] (1887), [[R. A. Green Furniture]] (1929), [[Lucas Paints]] (1984)
 
** 2214: [[Taylor Carriage Company Building]] (built c. 1905), [[Ballard Law Firm]], former location of [[Southern Pacific Tea Co.]] (1887), [[R. A. Green Furniture]] (1929), [[Lucas Paints]] (1984)
 
** 2216: former location of [[Weatherly Furniture Co.]] (1929)
 
** 2216: former location of [[Weatherly Furniture Co.]] (1929)
 
** 2218: [[Hill's Commercial Interiors]], former location of [[Broadhead-Klinner Furniture]] (1929), [[E. L. Klinner Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2218: [[Hill's Commercial Interiors]], former location of [[Broadhead-Klinner Furniture]] (1929), [[E. L. Klinner Furniture Co.]] (1964)
** 2220: former location of [[Harris Goldberg]] saloon (1904) [[Shannon Cycle Company]] (1923), [[S. J. Brintel Clothing]] (1929)
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** 2220: former location of carriage shop (1891) [[Harris Goldberg]] saloon (1904) [[Shannon Cycle Company]] (1923), [[S. J. Brintel Clothing]] (1929)
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*** 2220½: former location of print shop (1891)
 
** 2222-2230: [[Athens Building]] (built 1960s) / [[Athens Flatts]] (2007-)
 
** 2222-2230: [[Athens Building]] (built 1960s) / [[Athens Flatts]] (2007-)
 
*** 2222: former location of [[Dawson Brothers Bicycles]], [[Luke & Co.]] grocers (1887), [[J. Krantz Hardware]] (1929), [[U.S. Social Security Payment Center]] annex (1964)
 
*** 2222: former location of [[Dawson Brothers Bicycles]], [[Luke & Co.]] grocers (1887), [[J. Krantz Hardware]] (1929), [[U.S. Social Security Payment Center]] annex (1964)
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**** 2222A: former location of saloon (1891)
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**** 2222B: former location of shoe shop (1891)
 
*** 2224: former location of [[Greenwald's Clothing]] (1929)
 
*** 2224: former location of [[Greenwald's Clothing]] (1929)
*** 2226: former location of [[Goodyear Welt Shoe Repairing]] (1929)
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*** 2226: former location of fruit stand (1891), [[Goodyear Welt Shoe Repairing]] (1929)
*** 2230: former location of [[Stich Saloon]] (1904), [[Kentucky Distilling Company]] (1915), [[A. Gottlier Clothing]] (1929)
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*** 2230: former location of boots & shoes (1891), [[Stich Saloon]] (1904), [[Kentucky Distilling Company]] (1915), [[A. Gottlier Clothing]] (1929)
 
* South side ([[Block 102]])
 
* South side ([[Block 102]])
 
** 2201-2203: [[Wheelock Building]], [[Canary Gallery]] (2016-), former location of [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1929), [[Alabama Novelty House]] (1944-1964), [[Storkland Furniture]] (1970s-1998)
 
** 2201-2203: [[Wheelock Building]], [[Canary Gallery]] (2016-), former location of [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1929), [[Alabama Novelty House]] (1944-1964), [[Storkland Furniture]] (1970s-1998)
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** 2209-2211: [[Green-Bragan Building]] (built c. 1911), former location of [[Najjar's Bargain Center]] (1984)
 
** 2209-2211: [[Green-Bragan Building]] (built c. 1911), former location of [[Najjar's Bargain Center]] (1984)
 
*** 2209: former location of [[Jesse Crawford]] restaurant (1904) [[Counts Brothers Furniture|Counts Brothers Sewing Machine Company]] & [[Counts Brothers Furniture]] (1929)
 
*** 2209: former location of [[Jesse Crawford]] restaurant (1904) [[Counts Brothers Furniture|Counts Brothers Sewing Machine Company]] & [[Counts Brothers Furniture]] (1929)
*** 2211: [[El Barrio]], former location of [[George Levert]] restaurant (1887), [[Maxwell-Crow Furniture Company]], [[Bragan Brothers]] hardware & repairs (1923-1929), [[Brooks Furniture Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2211: [[El Barrio]], former location of [[George Levert]] restaurant (1887), cobbler shop / photographer's studio (1891), [[Maxwell-Crow Furniture Company]], [[Bragan Brothers]] hardware & repairs (1923-1929), [[Brooks Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2213-2215: former location of [[Wallace & Allen Furniture]] (1929), [[Magic City Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2213-2215: former location of [[Wallace & Allen Furniture]] (1929), [[Magic City Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 2213: former location of [[Dhonau, Hughes & Co.]] (1887)
 
*** 2213: former location of [[Dhonau, Hughes & Co.]] (1887)
*** 2215: former location of [[J. Rhodes]] artist (1887), [[Birmingham Steam Dye Works]] (1888)
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*** 2215: former location of [[J. Rhodes]] artist (1887), [[Birmingham Steam Dye Works]] (1888), stoves & tin shop (1891)
 
** 2217-2219: former location of [[Fountain & Wells]] soda water manufacturers, [[Wheeler-Smith Furniture]] (1929), [[Standard Furniture]] (1964)
 
** 2217-2219: former location of [[Fountain & Wells]] soda water manufacturers, [[Wheeler-Smith Furniture]] (1929), [[Standard Furniture]] (1964)
 
*** 2217: former location of [[Harrison & Rasch]] barber shop (1888)
 
*** 2217: former location of [[Harrison & Rasch]] barber shop (1888)
*** 2219: former location of [[Second Avenue Hotel]] (1887), [[Birmingham Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[Fish & Bosman]] restaurant (1904)
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*** 2219: former location of [[Second Avenue Hotel]] (1887), [[Birmingham Furniture Co.]] (1887-1891), [[Fish & Bosman]] restaurant (1904)
** 2221-2223: former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile
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** 2221-2223: former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile, furniture store (1891)
*** 2221: former location of [[JC Marks & Co.]] wholesale wine, liquor & cigars (1887), [[Hoover Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Dixie Furniture Co.]] (1934)
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*** 2221: former location of [[J. C. Marks & Co.]] wholesale wine, liquor & cigars (1887), [[Hoover Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Dixie Furniture Co.]] (1934)
 
** 2223-2227: "[[The Thomas]]" (renovated 2017), [[Nequette Architecture & Design]] (2017-) / [[Sigao Studios]] (2018-)  
 
** 2223-2227: "[[The Thomas]]" (renovated 2017), [[Nequette Architecture & Design]] (2017-) / [[Sigao Studios]] (2018-)  
 
*** 2223-2225: [[W. S. Brown Mercantile Building]] (built 1905), former site of [[The Casino]] theater (1880s)
 
*** 2223-2225: [[W. S. Brown Mercantile Building]] (built 1905), former site of [[The Casino]] theater (1880s)
 
**** 2223: former location of [[Lowry Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Shannon Cycle Co.]] (1941), [[Dixie Cycle & Toy Co.]] (1953-1976), [[Harold's Furniture]] (-2016)
 
**** 2223: former location of [[Lowry Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Shannon Cycle Co.]] (1941), [[Dixie Cycle & Toy Co.]] (1953-1976), [[Harold's Furniture]] (-2016)
**** 2225: former location of [[N. W. Smith Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Appliance Exchange]] (1964), [[Birmingham Gas Appliance Co.]] (1971), [[Harold's Furniture]] (-2016)
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**** 2225: former location of produce stand (1891), [[N. W. Smith Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Appliance Exchange]] (1964), [[Birmingham Gas Appliance Co.]] (1971), [[Harold's Furniture]] (-2016)
*** 2227: former location of [[Jebeles & Colias]] wholesale bakery (1904), [[Hunter-Allen Furniture]] (1929), [[Ideal Home Furnishing]] (1964), [[Harold's Furniture]] (1969-2016)
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*** 2227: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Jebeles & Colias]] wholesale bakery (1904), [[Hunter-Allen Furniture]] (1929), [[Ideal Home Furnishing]] (1964), [[Harold's Furniture]] (1969-2016)
 
** 2231-2233: [[2231 2nd Avenue North|Commercial building]] (built c. 1916), former location of [[Prince Radio Co.]] (1931-1946), [[Spencer Furniture]] (1964), [[Cameron Furniture]] (1984)
 
** 2231-2233: [[2231 2nd Avenue North|Commercial building]] (built c. 1916), former location of [[Prince Radio Co.]] (1931-1946), [[Spencer Furniture]] (1964), [[Cameron Furniture]] (1984)
  

Revision as of 12:59, 9 May 2019

1900 block of 2nd Avenue North in 2006

2nd Avenue North (or Second Avenue North, formerly just 2nd Avenue) is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. The street is so named from Center Street in the west (where it becomes Tuscaloosa Avenue), continuously through downtown, to 29th Street North, after which it dead ends.

Sections of 2nd Avenue North reappear between 32nd and 35th Streets, between 47th and 52nd Streets, between 53rd and 54th Streets, and again east of Trotwood Park between 71st and 78th Streets. A short stub of 2nd Avenue North runs toward East Lake Park from 80th Street near I-59, then resumes between 85th and 86th Streets near Roebuck.

The area surrounding 2nd and 3rd Avenue North near the Alabama and Lyric Theatres is considered the heart of Birmingham's Theater District. The section between 22nd and 25th Streets is part of the City Center Loft District, utilized for the annual ArtWalk festival.

The area north of 2nd Avenue between 11th and 14th Streets was once known as Baconsides, and was particularly hard hit by the 1873 cholera epidemic. 2nd Avenue North is the setting for the fictional "Olympia Gym" in the novel and film, Stay Hungry.

The section of 2nd Avenue between 20th and 24th Street is part of the Downtown Birmingham Historic District. Until the mid-1980s, Red Mountain Expressway terminated at the 2nd Avenue North offramp.

MAX Transit Route 1 and MAX Transit Route 3 take 2nd Avenue westward to Elyton.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 2nd Avenue North category.
Dates in parentheses indicate when the address was known to have been used, not necessarily the entire span of its use.

Smithfield neighborhood

Not all intersections are listed.
St John's Episcopal Church
Wilborn Service Station and Wilborn Construction Co. at 830 2nd Avenue North

Fountain Heights neighborhood

The Thomas Jefferson Hotel
The Ritz Theater in 1927
The Bell Building at 1814 2nd Avenue North in January 1912

Central City neighborhood

Hudgins' fountain in 1886

19th Street North intersection

Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk Factory in 1939

20th Street North intersection

BPA Deck No. 6 on 2nd Avenue North

21st Street North intersection

The Zinszer Building at 2115-2119 2nd Avenue North

22nd Street North intersection

23rd Street North intersection

24th Street North intersection

25th Street North intersection

Carraway Boulevard (26th Street North) intersection

28th Street North intersects

29th Street North intersects (north only)

North Avondale

Woodlawn

Wahouma

Unknown addresses