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** 1426: former location of [[Hardy Tire Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1426: former location of [[Hardy Tire Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1428: former location of [[Dixie Motor Exchange]] (1964)
 
** 1428: former location of [[Dixie Motor Exchange]] (1964)
* [[15th Street North]] intersection
 
** 1500: former location of [[French Dry Cleaning]] plant (1922), [[Louzis Restaurant]] (August 1946-1964)
 
** 1501-1531: former location of [[Sears|Sears Roebuck & Co.]]
 
***1521-1531: former location of [[Iron City Foundry & Machine Works]] (1885)
 
** 1502-1504: former location of [[The Paint Mart]] (1964)
 
*** 1504: former location of [[Maud Williamson's Bagnio]] (1888)
 
** 1506: former location of [[Warren Appliance & Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1508-1510: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] warehouse (1964)
 
*** 1508: former location of [[Maxwell-Crouch Mule Co.]] (1922)
 
** 1512-1518: former location of [[H. E. Manville]] livery stable (1904)
 
*** 1512: former location of [[Birmingham Garage Co.]] (1922)
 
*** 1516: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] garage (1964)
 
*** 1518: former location of [[Century Finance Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1520-1522: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] warehouse (1964)
 
*** 1520: former location of [[R. P. Elliott]] blacksmith (1922)
 
** 1524: former location of [[Birmingham Scale & Supply Co.]] (1910)
 
*** 1524½: former location of [[Knights of Pythias]] hall (1922)
 
** 1526: former location of [[Dement Motor Company]] (1922), [[T. O. Ellis Jewelry]]
 
** 1530: former location of [[M. C. Hudson]] saloon (1904), [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] appliances (1964)
 
** 1536: former location of [[Peerless Garage]] (1922)
 
  
* [[16th Street North]] intersection
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* [[15th Street North]] intersects
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** north side ([[Block 90]]):
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*** 1500: former location of dwelling (1891), [[French Dry Cleaning]] plant (1922), [[Louzis Restaurant]] (August 1946-1964)
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*** 1502-1504: former location of [[The Paint Mart]] (1964)
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**** 1504: former location of [[Maud Williamson's Bagnio]] (1888), dwelling (1891)
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*** 1506: former location of dwelling (1891) [[Warren Appliance & Supply Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1508-1510: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] warehouse (1964)
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**** 1508: former location of [[Maxwell-Crouch Mule Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1510: former location of tenements (1891)
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*** 1512-1518: former location of [[H. E. Manville]] livery stable (1904)
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**** 1512: former location of saloon (1891), [[Birmingham Garage Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1514: former location of saloon (1891)
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**** 1516: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] garage (1964)
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**** 1518: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Century Finance Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1520-1522: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] warehouse (1964)
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**** 1520: former location of dwelling (1891), [[R. P. Elliott]] blacksmith (1922)
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**** 1522: former location of vacant store (1891)
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*** 1524: former location of [[Birmingham Scale & Supply Co.]] (1910)
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**** 1524½: former location of [[Knights of Pythias]] hall (1922)
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*** 1526: former location of [[Dement Motor Company]] (1922), [[T. O. Ellis Jewelry]]
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*** 1528: former location of vacant store (1891)
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*** 1530: former location of vacant store (1891)[[M. C. Hudson]] saloon (1904), [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] appliances (1964)
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**** 1536: former location of [[Peerless Garage]] (1922)
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** south side ([[Block 95]]):
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** 1501-1531: [[Innovation Depot]] (2007-), former location of [[Sears|Sears Roebuck & Co.]] (built 1941)
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*** 1513: former location of [[Iron City Steam Bottling Works]] (1891)
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*** 1521-1531: former location of [[Iron City Foundry & Machine Works]] (1885), [[Magic City Steam Bottling Works]] (1891, burned 1896)
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* [[16th Street North]] intersects
 
[[File:Thomas Jefferson Hotel.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]
 
[[File:Thomas Jefferson Hotel.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]
:* former location of [[Iron City Steam Bottling Company]] (burned 1896)
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** north side ([[Block 89]]):
** 1600: [[Industrial Staffing of Alabama]], former location of [[J. G. Hardy]] saloon (1904), [[Nick Photiou]] lunch room (1922), [[Papan's Royal Seafood]]/[[Royal Café]]/[[Royal Cafeteria]] (1964)/[[Royal Restaurant]]
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*** 1600: [[Industrial Staffing of Alabama]], former location of construction site (1891), [[J. G. Hardy]] saloon (1904), [[Nick Photiou]] lunch room (1922), [[Papan's Royal Seafood]]/[[Royal Café]]/[[Royal Cafeteria]] (1964)/[[Royal Restaurant]]
** 1601: former location of [[Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company]] freight depot (1922), [[Hayes-Acton Nursery]]/[[Hayes Sandwich Shop]], [[Shoppers Snack Bar]] (1964)
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**** 1600½: former location of dwelling (1891)
** 1602-1604: former location of [[Good Housekeeping Store]] (1964)
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*** 1602-1604: former location of [[Good Housekeeping Store]] (1964)
 
*** 1602: former location of [[Brown Bros.]] TVs and appliances (1955)
 
*** 1602: former location of [[Brown Bros.]] TVs and appliances (1955)
** 1603: former location of [[J. Cobin Baker]] barber shop (1964)
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*** 1604: [[GS Lounge]], [[Birmingham Event Center]]
** 1604: [[GS Lounge]], [[Birmingham Event Center]]
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*** 1606: [[Setta's Righteous Cuts]] barber shop, former location of [[National Metal Products Co.]] (1922), [[Yessick Cycle Company]]
** 1606: [[Setta's Righteous Cuts]] barber shop, former location of [[National Metal Products Co.]] (1922), [[Yessick Cycle Company]]
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*** 1608-1610: former location of [[Exclusive Rubber Tire Co.]] (1910-1922) / [[Southern Laboratory Supply]] (1922), [[Southern Leather Company]], [[Mid-South Paint Co.]] (1964) [[Lewis Kennedy]] studio, and [[J. Mark Gooch]] studio
** 1607: former location of [[Dr. W.K Jones]] (1887)
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*** 1612: former location of [[Black Horse Inc.]] (1964)
** 1608-1610: former location of [[Exclusive Rubber Tire Co.]] (1910-1922) / [[Southern Laboratory Supply]] (1922), [[Southern Leather Company]], [[Mid-South Paint Co.]] (1964) [[Lewis Kennedy]] studio, and [[J. Mark Gooch]] studio
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*** 1614: former location of [[W. J. Williams]] blacksmith (1922), [[Auto Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
** 1609: former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] service entrance (1964)
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*** 1616-1618: former location of attached dwellings (1891)
** 1612: former location of [[Black Horse Inc.]] (1964)
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**** 1616: [[Brother Bryan Mission]], former location of [[R. P. Parker]] restaurant (1922), [[Cargile Beauty College]] (1964)
** 1613: former location of [[Jeff Plumbers & Mill Supply Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1618: former location of [[G. W. McCormack]] plumber (1922)
** 1614: former location of [[W. J. Williams]] blacksmith (1922), [[Auto Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
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*** 1620: former location of [[B. Buffington]] plumber (1922), [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
** 1615: [[Club 21]], former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] (1964)
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*** 1622: former location of [[Scholze & Martin]] plumbers (1922)
** 1616: [[Brother Bryan Mission]], former location of [[R. P. Parker]] restaurant (1922), [[Cargile Beauty College]] (1964)
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*** 1624: former location of [[J. B. Reynolds]] barber (1922)
** 1617: former location of [[Gibson Veterinary Infirmary]] (1922), [[Thomas Jefferson Garage]] (1964)
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*** 1626: former location of [[Birmingham Cabinet Works]] (1922), [[Nicholas Bogas]] restaurant (1928)
** 1618: former location of [[G. W. McCormack]] plumber (1922)
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*** 1628: former location of [[W. H. Cooper]] undertaker (1922)
** 1620: former location of [[B. Buffington]] plumber (1922), [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
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*** 1630: former location of vacant store (1891), [[J. H. Luhrmann]] saloon (1904), [[Playpen]] toy store, [[Coshatt's]] household appliances (1964)
** 1622: former location of [[Scholze & Martin]] plumbers (1922)
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** 1624: former location of [[J. B. Reynolds]] barber (1922)
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** south side ([[Block 96]]):
** 1626: former location of [[Birmingham Cabinet Works]] (1922), [[Nicholas Bogas]] restaurant (1928)
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*** 1601: former location of [[Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company]] freight depot (1922), [[Hayes-Acton Nursery]]/[[Hayes Sandwich Shop]], [[Shoppers Snack Bar]] (1964)
** 1628: former location of [[W. H. Cooper]] undertaker (1922)
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*** 1603: former location of [[J. Cobin Baker]] barber shop (1964)
** 1630: former location of [[Playpen]] toy store, [[Coshatt's]] household appliances (1964)
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*** 1605-1609: former location of [[J. W. Snow & Co.]] carriage factory (1891)
** 1629-1631: [[Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]/[[Cabana Hotel]]/[[Leer Tower]]
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**** 1607: former location of [[W. K. Jones]] physician (1887)
** 1680: former location of [[J. H. Luhrmann]] saloon (1904)
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*** 1609: former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] service entrance (1964)
*** [[WATV-AM]]
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*** 1613: former location of [[Jeff Plumbers & Mill Supply Co.]] (1922)
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*** 1615: [[Club 21]], former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] (1964)
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*** 1617: former location of [[Gibson Veterinary Infirmary]] (1922), [[Thomas Jefferson Garage]] (1964)
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*** 1629-1631: [[Thomas Jefferson Tower]] (built 1929 as the [[Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]), former location of vacant stores (1891)
  
 
* [[17th Street North|17th Street]] intersection
 
* [[17th Street North|17th Street]] intersection

Revision as of 12:52, 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