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**** 1812: former location of [[Vulcan Loan & Discount Co.]] (1964)
 
**** 1812: former location of [[Vulcan Loan & Discount Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 1814-1818: former 6-story [[Bell Building]] (1907-1970), housing the [[Southern Bell|Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co.]] offices (1907-1922), [[Carleton's Furs]] (1964)
 
*** 1814-1818: former 6-story [[Bell Building]] (1907-1970), housing the [[Southern Bell|Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co.]] offices (1907-1922), [[Carleton's Furs]] (1964)
**** 1814: former location of [[Commercial Abstract Co.]], (c.1887), [[The Birmingham Herald]] (1887), [[Southern Iron Worker]] (1887), [[Lightfoot & Co.]] real estate (1887)
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**** 1814: former location of [[Commercial Abstract Co.]] / ''[[The Birmingham Herald]]'' / ''[[Southern Iron Worker]]'' / [[Lightfoot & Co.]] real estate (1887), hardware & tin shop (1891)
*** 1816-1818: former location of [[Cable Hall]], [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]] (1912-1922), [[Theosophical Society]] (1922), [[Cable-Shelby-Burton Piano Co.]] (1912-1925)
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*** 1816-1818: former location of [[Cable Hall]], [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]] (1912-1922), [[Theosophical Society]] (1922), [[Cable-Shelby-Burton Piano Co.]] (1912-1925)
 
**** 1816: former location of [[R. D. Burnett Cigar Co.]] (1922), [[L. F. M. Store]] (1929), [[McKelveny-Coats Furniture Co.]], (1931), [[Loveman's Annex]] (1964)
 
**** 1816: former location of [[R. D. Burnett Cigar Co.]] (1922), [[L. F. M. Store]] (1929), [[McKelveny-Coats Furniture Co.]], (1931), [[Loveman's Annex]] (1964)
 
**** 1818: former location of [[W. D. Colby Decorating Co.]]
 
**** 1818: former location of [[W. D. Colby Decorating Co.]]
*** 1820: former location of [[Harwell & Green]] (1887), [[James Gatoras]] restaurant (1910), [[Adams Birmingham Thrift Store]] (1929), [[Calder's|Calder's Furniture]] (1964)
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*** 1820: former location of [[Harwell & Green]] (1887), coal office (1891), [[James Gatoras]] restaurant (1910), [[Adams Birmingham Thrift Store]] (1929), [[Calder's|Calder's Furniture]] (1964)
*** 1822: former location of [[Lockwood & Miller]] undertakers (1887), [[Burdick Billiard Academy]] (1922)
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*** 1822: former location of [[Lockwood & Miller]] undertakers (1887-1891), [[Burdick Billiard Academy]] (1922)
 
**** 1822½: former location of [[Battle Creek Treatment Rooms]] / [[C. E. Graham]] news stand (1922)
 
**** 1822½: former location of [[Battle Creek Treatment Rooms]] / [[C. E. Graham]] news stand (1922)
 
*** 1824-1830: IMAX Dome Theater of the [[McWane Science Center]] (built 1998), former site of [[Florence Hotel]] (1885-1916), [[1916 Louis Saks building]] ([[Louis Saks Clothiers]] (1916-1920s), [[Melancon's]] (1920s-1936) and [[Newberry's]] (1936-1995))
 
*** 1824-1830: IMAX Dome Theater of the [[McWane Science Center]] (built 1998), former site of [[Florence Hotel]] (1885-1916), [[1916 Louis Saks building]] ([[Louis Saks Clothiers]] (1916-1920s), [[Melancon's]] (1920s-1936) and [[Newberry's]] (1936-1995))
**** 1824: former location of [[William Wise & Co.]] saloon (1904), [[R. M. Mingea]] tailor (1910), [[The Film Shop]] (1964)
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**** 1824: former location of saloon (1891), [[William Wise & Co.]] saloon (1904), [[R. M. Mingea]] tailor (1910), [[The Film Shop]] (1964)
**** 1826: former location of [[G. W. Hutchins]] barber shop (1888)
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**** 1826: former location of [[G. W. Hutchins]] barber shop (1888-1891)
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**** 1828: former location of hotel entrance (1885-1916)
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**** 1830: former location of jewelry shop (1891)
 
**** 1846: former [[Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph]] office (1907-1912)
 
**** 1846: former [[Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph]] office (1907-1912)
  
 
** south side ([[Block 98]]):
 
** south side ([[Block 98]]):
*** 1801-1805: [[New Ideal building]], former location of [[New Ideal]] department store (1941-1990), [[A & M Millinery]] / [[Aland's]] (1964)
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*** 1801-1813: [[New Ideal building]], former location of [[New Ideal]] department store (1941-1990), [[A & M Millinery]] / [[Aland's]] (1964)
**** 1801-1803: former location of [[Herman Saks & Sons]] department store (1925), [[Sears, Roebuck & Co.]] department store (1931-1939)
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**** 1801-1803: former location of [[Herman Saks & Sons]] department store (1925-1929), [[Sears, Roebuck & Co.]] department store (1931-1939)
***** 1801: former location of [[C. A. Dorsey]] saloon (1904), [[Newmon & Co.]] meats (1922)  
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***** 1801: former location of [[Birmingham Gas Company]] (1891), [[C. A. Dorsey]] saloon (1904), [[Newmon & Co.]] meats (1922)  
****** 1801½: former location of [[C. T. Drennen]] physician (1892), [[Empire Loan Co.]]/[[Ball Loan Co.]]/[[Ehler's]] news stand (1922)
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****** 1801½: former location of [[C. T. Drennen]] physician (1892), [[Empire Loan Co.]] / [[Ball Loan Co.]] / [[Ehler's]] news stand (1922)
***** 1803: former location of [[Post Office Cafe]] (1904), [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1910-1922), [[Blinn Est. Imp. Co.]] (1929)
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***** 1803: former location of plumbing (1891), [[Post Office Cafe]] (1904), [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1910-1922), [[Blinn Est. Imp. Co.]] (1929)
*** 1805-1807: former site of [[Excelsior Laundry Building]], former location of [[Excelsior Laundry]] (1922)
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**** 1805-1807: former location of [[Excelsior Laundry Building]] (renamed 1902), [[Excelsior Laundry]] (1902-1922)
*** 1809-1813: former location of [[New Ideal]] department store (1935-1990), [[Betty Gay Shop]] (1964)
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***** 1805: former location of "electric light office" (1891)
**** 1809-1811: former location of [[Climax Bar]], [[McLelland]] or [[McLellan Store]] (1929)
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***** 1807: former location of [[Excelsior Laundry]] (1891-1902)
***** 1809: former location of [[Saizis & Caravella]] pool hall, [[Little Gem Cafe]] (1922)
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**** 1809-1813: former location of [[New Ideal]] department store (1935-1990), [[Betty Gay Shop]] (1964)
****** 1809½: former location of [[Cosmopolitan Club]] (1922)
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***** 1809-1811: former location of vacant stores (1891) [[Climax Bar]], [[McLelland]] or [[McLellan Store]] (1929)
***** 1811: former location of [[Guaranty Leather Co.]] / [[Frederick Romei]] shoemaker (1922)
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****** 1809: former location of [[Saizis & Caravella]] pool hall, [[Little Gem Cafe]] (1922)
**** 1813: former location of [[Durham Woolen Mills]] (1922) [[Tennessee Distilling Company]], [[Goold Shop]] and [[The Style Shop]] (closed 1943)
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******* 1809½: former location of [[Cosmopolitan Club]] (1922)
***** 1813½: former location of [[W. W. Gammon]] show cards (1922)
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****** 1811: former location of [[Guaranty Leather Co.]] / [[Frederick Romei]] shoemaker (1922)
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***** 1813: former location of furniture store (1891), [[Durham Woolen Mills]] (1922) [[Tennessee Distilling Company]], [[Goold Shop]] and [[The Style Shop]] (closed 1943)
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****** 1813½: former location of [[W. W. Gammon]] show cards (1922)
 
*** 1815-1831: [[Pizitz Building]] (built 1923), former home of the [[Pizitz|Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Company]]
 
*** 1815-1831: [[Pizitz Building]] (built 1923), former home of the [[Pizitz|Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Company]]
 
**** 1815-1817: former location of [[Bonnet Box]] (1934)
 
**** 1815-1817: former location of [[Bonnet Box]] (1934)
***** 1815: former location of [[I. S. Engel]] general merchandise (1922), [[The Busy Bee Store]] (1929)
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***** 1815: former location of ''[[Birmingham Iron Age]]'' publishers (1881-1888), ''[[Birmingham Age-Herald]]'' office & printing press (1891), [[I. S. Engel]] general merchandise (1922), [[The Busy Bee Store]] (1929)
 
****** 1815½: former location of [[W. J. Schwantes]] paper hanger (1922)
 
****** 1815½: former location of [[W. J. Schwantes]] paper hanger (1922)
***** 1817: former location of [[P. F. Goss]] saloon (1904), [[W. F. Fidger]] restaurant (1910), [[Saratoga Exchange Saloon]] (1904)
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***** 1817: former location of grocery store / boarding rooms (1891), [[P. F. Goss]] saloon (1904), [[W. F. Fidger]] restaurant (1910), [[Saratoga Exchange Saloon]] (1904)
**** 1819: former location of [[Empire Laundry]] (1922)
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****** 1817½: former location of blacksmith shop (1891)
**** 1821: former location of [[Pat Walsh]] stoves and tinware (1887), [[Pizitz]] wall paper dept. (1922)
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**** 1819: former location of [[S. L. Warner & Son]] trunk factory (1891), [[Empire Laundry]] (1922)
**** 1823: former location of [[A.B. Greene & Co.]] (1887), [[Clark, Guild & Co.]] (1887), [[E.R. Hall]] printer (1887), [[George P. Herndon & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[John V. Sparks]] real estate (1887), [[Rankin-Tuck Paint Co.]] (1905)
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**** 1821: former location of [[Pat Walsh]] stoves & tinware (1887), gas fittings (1891) [[Pizitz]] wall paper dept. (1922)
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**** 1823: former location of [[A.B. Greene & Co.]] / [[Clark, Guild & Co.]] / [[E.R. Hall]] printer / [[George P. Herndon & Co.]] & [[John V. Sparks]] real estate (1887), plumber (1891), [[Rankin-Tuck Paint Co.]] (1905)
 
***** 1823½: former location of [[James P. Withrow]] surveyor (1887)
 
***** 1823½: former location of [[James P. Withrow]] surveyor (1887)
**** 1825-1831: former location of the [[Iron Age Publishing Company]] (1881-1888)
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**** 1825: former location of tailor (1891)
***** 1827-1831: former location of [[Allen, Carlisle & Taylor]] insurance (1887)
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**** 1827-1831: former location of [[Allen, Carlisle & Taylor]] insurance (1887)
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***** 1827: former location of office (1891)
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**** 1831: former location of dry goods & clothing store (1891)
  
 
===[[Central City neighborhood]]===
 
===[[Central City neighborhood]]===

Revision as of 08:29, 16 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