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[[Image:2nd Avenue North.jpg|right|thumb|425px|1900 block of 2nd Avenue North in 2006]]
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[[Image:2nd Avenue North.jpg|right|thumb|500px|1900 block of 2nd Avenue North in 2006]]
'''2nd Avenue North''' (or '''Second Avenue North''', formerly just '''2nd Avenue''') is an [[east-west avenue|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.
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'''2nd Avenue North''' (or '''Second Avenue North''', formerly just '''2nd Avenue''') is an [[east-west avenue|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 Street North|32nd]] and [[35th Street North|35th Street]]s, between [[47th Street North|47th]] and [[52nd Street North|52nd Street]]s, between [[53rd Street North|53rd]] and [[54th Street North|54th Street]]s, and again east of [[Trotwood Park]] between [[71st Street North|71st]] and [[78th Street North|78th Street]]s. A short stub of 2nd Avenue North runs toward [[East Lake Park]] from [[80th Street North|80th Street]] near [[I-59]], then resumes between [[85th Street North|85th]] and [[86th Street North|86th Street]]s near [[Roebuck]].
 
Sections of 2nd Avenue North reappear between [[32nd Street North|32nd]] and [[35th Street North|35th Street]]s, between [[47th Street North|47th]] and [[52nd Street North|52nd Street]]s, between [[53rd Street North|53rd]] and [[54th Street North|54th Street]]s, and again east of [[Trotwood Park]] between [[71st Street North|71st]] and [[78th Street North|78th Street]]s. A short stub of 2nd Avenue North runs toward [[East Lake Park]] from [[80th Street North|80th Street]] near [[I-59]], then resumes between [[85th Street North|85th]] and [[86th Street North|86th Street]]s near [[Roebuck]].
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The area north of 2nd Avenue between [[11th Street North|11th]] and [[14th Street North|14th Street]]s 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 area north of 2nd Avenue between [[11th Street North|11th]] and [[14th Street North|14th Street]]s 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 Street North|20th]] and [[24th Street North|24th Street]] is part of the [[Downtown Birmingham Historic District]]. Until the mid-1980s, [[Red Mountain Expressway]] terminated at the 2nd Avenue North offramp.
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The section of 2nd Avenue between [[20th Street North|20th]] and [[24th Street North|24th Street]] is part of the [[Downtown Birmingham Historic District]]. Until the mid-1980s, [[Red Mountain Expressway]] terminated at the 2nd Avenue North offramp. During that decade rows of [[Gingko]] trees were installed along 2nd Avenue as part of the city's urban tree planting project, guided by [[Nimrod Long & Associates]]. In general, female trees were planted on the north side of the street and males on the south side.
  
 
[[MAX Transit Route 1]] and [[MAX Transit Route 3]] take 2nd Avenue westward to [[Elyton]].
 
[[MAX Transit Route 1]] and [[MAX Transit Route 3]] take 2nd Avenue westward to [[Elyton]].
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** 540: [[Birmingham Vending Company]]
 
** 540: [[Birmingham Vending Company]]
 
** 542: former location of [[Dispatch Printing & Stationery Co.]] (1964)
 
** 542: former location of [[Dispatch Printing & Stationery Co.]] (1964)
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** 544: former location of [[Cavu Club]] ([[Burdett Tarrant]] 1958)
 
** bridge over tributary to [[Valley Creek]]
 
** bridge over tributary to [[Valley Creek]]
 
** [[Atlantic Coast Line Railroad]] tracks
 
** [[Atlantic Coast Line Railroad]] tracks
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** 620: former location of [[Deluxe Body Shop]] auto painters (1964)
 
** 620: former location of [[Deluxe Body Shop]] auto painters (1964)
 
** 624: former location of [[C. W. Stewart Machinery Co.]] (1964)
 
** 624: former location of [[C. W. Stewart Machinery Co.]] (1964)
** 631: former location of [[Dixie Neon]] (1964)
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** 631: former location of [[Dixie Neon]] (1959-1964)
 
** 630-632: former location of [[Highland Ice Cream Co.]] and bakery (1926)
 
** 630-632: former location of [[Highland Ice Cream Co.]] and bakery (1926)
 
** 636: former location of [[Lowry Premiere Corp.]] printers (1964)
 
** 636: former location of [[Lowry Premiere Corp.]] printers (1964)
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** 830: vacant lot, former location of [[Wilborn Service Station]] and [[Wilborn Construction Co.]], [[Metro Auto & Detail]] (2000s), [[Swagg Automotive and Detail]]
 
** 830: vacant lot, former location of [[Wilborn Service Station]] and [[Wilborn Construction Co.]], [[Metro Auto & Detail]] (2000s), [[Swagg Automotive and Detail]]
 
* [[9th Street North]] intersection
 
* [[9th Street North]] intersection
** 900: former location of [[Escape Lounge & Restaurant]] (1964), [[Tootie's Cabaret]], [[Downtown Corral]] country nightclub (1972), [[Glenn's Social & Savings Club]] (burned 2010)
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** 900: former location of [[Sloan Service System & Garage]] (1958), [[Escape Lounge & Restaurant]] (1964), [[Tootie's Cabaret]], [[Downtown Corral]] country nightclub (1972), [[Glenn's Social & Savings Club]] (burned 2010)
 
** 901: former location of [[Southern Carpet & Rug Cleaners]] (1964), [[K. U. Jones]] veterinary infirmary
 
** 901: former location of [[Southern Carpet & Rug Cleaners]] (1964), [[K. U. Jones]] veterinary infirmary
 
** 910: former location of [[Hunter Built]] stock brokers (1964)
 
** 910: former location of [[Hunter Built]] stock brokers (1964)
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*** 1424: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1424: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1426: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Hardy Tire Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 1426: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Hardy Tire Co.]] (1964)
*** 1428-1430: former location of [[Dixie Motor Exchange]] (1964)
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*** 1428-1430: former location of [[Dixie Motor Exchange]] (1958-1964)
 
**** 1428: former location of vacant lot (1891)
 
**** 1428: former location of vacant lot (1891)
 
**** 1430: former location of grocery (1891)
 
**** 1430: former location of grocery (1891)
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[[File:Thomas Jefferson Hotel.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]
 
[[File:Thomas Jefferson Hotel.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Thomas Jefferson Hotel]]
 
** north side ([[Block 89]]):
 
** north side ([[Block 89]]):
*** 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]]
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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), [[Royal Cafeteria]] (1958), [[Papan's Royal Seafood]] / [[Royal Café]] / [[Royal Cafeteria]] (1964) / [[Royal Restaurant]]
 
**** 1600½: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
**** 1600½: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1602-1604: former location of [[Good Housekeeping Store]] (1964)
 
*** 1602-1604: former location of [[Good Housekeeping Store]] (1964)
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**** 1607: former location of [[W. K. Jones]] physician (1887)
 
**** 1607: former location of [[W. K. Jones]] physician (1887)
 
*** 1609: former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] service entrance (1964)
 
*** 1609: former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] service entrance (1964)
*** 1613: former location of [[Jeff Plumbers & Mill Supply Co.]] (1922)
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*** 1613: former location of [[Jeff Plumbers & Mill Supply Co.]] (1922), [[Western Auto Stores]] (1958)
 
*** 1615: [[Club 21]], former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] (1964)
 
*** 1615: [[Club 21]], former location of [[Western Auto Supply]] (1964)
 
*** 1617: former location of [[Gibson Veterinary Infirmary]] (1922), [[Thomas Jefferson Garage]] (1964)
 
*** 1617: former location of [[Gibson Veterinary Infirmary]] (1922), [[Thomas Jefferson Garage]] (1964)
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** north side ([[Block 88]]):
 
** north side ([[Block 88]]):
 
*** 1700-1708: [[Phoenix Building]]/[[Phoenix Lofts]], former site of [[Orr & Lanning]] livery stables, [[Palace Livery Co.]] (1904), [[Weaver & Carnes Garage]] (1922), former offices of [[Southern Bell]] telephone company
 
*** 1700-1708: [[Phoenix Building]]/[[Phoenix Lofts]], former site of [[Orr & Lanning]] livery stables, [[Palace Livery Co.]] (1904), [[Weaver & Carnes Garage]] (1922), former offices of [[Southern Bell]] telephone company
**** 1700-1702: former location of 2-story duplex (1891)
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**** 1700-1704: former location of [[Jefferson Garage & Sales Co.]] (1926)
***** 1700: former location of Mrs [[A. C. Wilson]] boarding house (1887), [[Phoenix Cafe]]
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***** 1700-1702: former location of 2-story duplex (1891)
***** 1702: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Company]]
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****** 1700: former location of Mrs [[A. C. Wilson]] boarding house (1887), [[Phoenix Cafe]] (1931-1953)
**** 1704: former location of a dwelling (1891), cash register dealer
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****** 1702: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Company]] (1931-1937)
**** 1706: former location of [[Lamar Insurance]], entrance to the building and [[Phoenix Bowling Center]]
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***** 1704: former location of a dwelling (1891), [[Rainbow Furniture Co.]] (1931), [[National Cash Register Co.]] (1937)
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**** 1706: former location of [[Jefferson Barbecue]] (1926), [[Lamar Insurance]], entrance to the Phoenix Building and [[Phoenix Bowling Center]]
 
*** 1708: former location of a dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1708: former location of a dwelling (1891)
*** 1710-1714: [[Phoenix Building]]/[[Phoenix Lofts]] (1950 expansion), former location of [[Jefferson Theatre]] (c. 1920) (later Erlanger Theatre)
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*** 1710-1714: [[Phoenix Building]]/[[Phoenix Lofts]] (1950 expansion), former location of [[Jefferson Theatre]] (built 1900, demolished 1946), [[Erlanger Theatre]] (1930s)
 
**** 1710: lofts entrance, former location of saloon (1891)
 
**** 1710: lofts entrance, former location of saloon (1891)
 
**** 1712: former location of grocery store (1891)
 
**** 1712: former location of grocery store (1891)
 
**** 1714: former location of grocery store (1891), Mrs [[B. Leary]] restaurant (1897)
 
**** 1714: former location of grocery store (1891), Mrs [[B. Leary]] restaurant (1897)
*** 1716-1718: [[Jefferson Home Furniture building]], former location of [[J. E. Cain Furniture]] (1929), [[W. O. Broyles Furniture]], [[Joiner Furniture]] (1944-1945), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1945-1964), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]]
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*** 1716-1718: [[Jefferson Home Furniture building]], former location of [[Joseph E. Cain Furniture]] (1929-1931), [[W. O. Broyles Furniture]] (1937), [[Joiner Furniture]] (1944-1945), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1945-1964), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]]
**** 1716: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Fain Motor Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1716: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Fain Motor Co.]] (1922), [[Duke Bros. Furniture Co.]] (1953)
 
***** 1716A: former location of ticket office (1891)
 
***** 1716A: former location of ticket office (1891)
 
**** 1718: former location of [[Kate Cole]] restaurant (1904), [[Drive-a-Ford]] taxi co. (1922), [[Drive-a-Ford]] car rental (1923)
 
**** 1718: former location of [[Kate Cole]] restaurant (1904), [[Drive-a-Ford]] taxi co. (1922), [[Drive-a-Ford]] car rental (1923)
 
*** 1720-1722: former location of [[American Laundry Co.]] (1922)
 
*** 1720-1722: former location of [[American Laundry Co.]] (1922)
**** 1720: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Peerless Laundry]] (1929)
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**** 1720: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Excelsior Laundry Co.]] (1926), [[Peerless Laundry]] (1929), [[Pruit Shooting Gallery]] (1937), [[J. E. Cain Furniture Co.]] (1953)
**** 1722: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1929), [[Birmingham Rug & Linoleum Company]] (1949-1964)
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**** 1722: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1926-1929), [[Birmingham Rug & Linoleum Company]] (1949-1964)
 
*** 1724-1726: former location of [[Evans Company]] electrical equipment (1931), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
 
*** 1724-1726: former location of [[Evans Company]] electrical equipment (1931), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
*** 1724: former location of dwelling (1891), [[W. H. Day & Co.]] restaurant (1904), [[C. W. Mays Harness & Hardware]] (1922-1931)
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*** 1724: former location of dwelling (1891), [[W. H. Day & Co.]] restaurant (1904), [[Charles W. Mays]] harness & hardware (1922-1937), [[American Laundry Co.]] (1926-1931), [[Eugene Beauty Salon]] / [[Bessie Peterson]] chiropodist (1953)
 
*** 1724½: former location of [[American Laundry]] (1929), [[Birmingham Chickery]] (1931)
 
*** 1724½: former location of [[American Laundry]] (1929), [[Birmingham Chickery]] (1931)
*** 1726: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Annex Cafe]] (1910), [[Whaley Burgin Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1922), [[Burgin & Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Mehr's Music Store & Novelty Shop]]
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*** 1726: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Annex Cafe]] (1910), [[Whaley-Burgin-Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1922-1926), [[Burgin & Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Credit Tire Store]] (1937), [[Mehr's Music Store]] (1953)
 
*** 1728-1732: parking lot, former site of [[Birmingham Hotel]]/[[New Florence Hotel]] (1890s-1935), [[Gulf Service Station]]
 
*** 1728-1732: parking lot, former site of [[Birmingham Hotel]]/[[New Florence Hotel]] (1890s-1935), [[Gulf Service Station]]
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**** 1728: former location of [[Covin Baker]] barber (1931)
 
**** 1730: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891), [[J. P. Moransas]] restaurant (1904)
 
**** 1730: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891), [[J. P. Moransas]] restaurant (1904)
**** 1732: former location of [[A. Chafitino]] restaurant (1897), [[J. F. Laird]] barber (1922)
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**** 1732: former location of [[A. Chafitino]] restaurant (1897), [[J. F. Laird]] barber (1922), [[Florence Cafe]] (1926)
[[File:1927 Ritz Theatre.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Ritz Theater in 1927]]
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[[File:WBRC and Ritz.jpg|right|thumb|450px|1700 block of 2nd Avenue North with the Ritz Theater, c. 1950s]]
  
 
** south side  ([[Block 97]]):
 
** south side  ([[Block 97]]):
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*** 1701-1703: former location of [[Goodyear Tire Co.]] (1929), [[C. T. Walter's Auto Garage]] (1931), [[Hendon & Co.]] parking (1964)
 
*** 1701-1703: former location of [[Goodyear Tire Co.]] (1929), [[C. T. Walter's Auto Garage]] (1931), [[Hendon & Co.]] parking (1964)
 
*** 1701-1705: former location of [[Orr & Lanning Livery Stable]], [[Watt's Garage]] (1931), [[2nd Avenue Super Market]], dry cleaner
 
*** 1701-1705: former location of [[Orr & Lanning Livery Stable]], [[Watt's Garage]] (1931), [[2nd Avenue Super Market]], dry cleaner
*** 1701: former location of [[Drive It Yourself Co.]] autos (1922), [[Auto Service Co.]] (1923)
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*** 1701: former location of [[Drive It Yourself Co.]] autos (1922), [[Auto Service Co.]] (1923), [[Family Service Laundry]] (1937), [[Merit Finance Co.]] (1953)
*** 1703: former location of [[Saunder's Drive-It-Yourself System]] (1929), [[Reno's Sandwich Shop]]
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*** 1703: former location of [[Saunder's Drive-It-Yourself System]] (1929), [[Clarence Walters]] auto parking (1937), [[The Circle System]] restaurant (1953), [[Reno's Sandwich Shop]]
*** 1707: former location of [[Play-Pen Toyland]], lunch counter and barber shop
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*** 1705: former location of lunch counter and barber shop, [[The Play Pen]] toys (1953)
*** 1709-1711: former parking garage, former location of [[Acme Canopy Company]]. [[Ritz Theatre]] parking lot (1964)
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*** 1707-1711: former location of [[Ritz Parking Station]] (1937)
**** 1709: former location of [[Aal Painting Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1707-1709: former location of [[Ritz Parking Lot]] (1953)
*** 1711-1715: former location of [[Hendon & Co.]] parking (1964)
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**** 1709-1711: former location of [[Acme Canopy Company]], [[Ritz Parking Lot]] (1964)
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***** 1709: former location of [[Aal Painting Co.]] (1922)
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*** 1711-1715: former location of [[J. F. Hendon & Co.]] parking (1953-1964)
 
**** 1711: former location of [[Cotton States Tire & Rubber Co.]] (1922)
 
**** 1711: former location of [[Cotton States Tire & Rubber Co.]] (1922)
**** 1713: former location of blacksmith & wood shop (1891), [[E. A. Bradford Undertaking Co.]] (1922), barber shop & [[Hunter M. Smith Co.]] (1929)
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**** 1713: former location of blacksmith & wood shop (1891), [[E. A. Bradford Undertaking Co.]] (1922), barber shop & [[Hunter M. Smith Co.]] (1929), [[J. Ellis Crew]] restaurant (1937)
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***** 1713½: former location of [[Smith-McDavid Realty Co.]] (1926), [[Wallace Gammon]] signs (1937)
 
*** 1715-1717: former location of [[Ritz Parking]]
 
*** 1715-1717: former location of [[Ritz Parking]]
**** 1715: former location of [[Prowell Water Co.]] (1922)
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**** 1715: former location of [[Prowell Water Co.]] (1922), [[Clyde's Tire Shop]] (1926), [[Clarence Walters]] auto parking / [[Ritz Parking Station]] (1937)
 
**** 1717: former location of [[Smith Motor Co.]] (1922)
 
**** 1717: former location of [[Smith Motor Co.]] (1922)
 
*** 1717-1721: [[Trousdale & Son]] livery stable (1885-1887), [[A. A. Posey & Brother]] livery stable (1891)
 
*** 1717-1721: [[Trousdale & Son]] livery stable (1885-1887), [[A. A. Posey & Brother]] livery stable (1891)
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**** 1719-1721: former location of [[Ritz Theatre]] (1926-1982)
 
**** 1719½: former location of [[George Flanagan]] veterinarian (1887)
 
**** 1719½: former location of [[George Flanagan]] veterinarian (1887)
**** 1721: former location of [[Ritz Theatre]] (1926-1982)
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*** 1723-1733: commercial building
*** 1723-1725: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
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**** 1723-1725: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
**** 1723: former location of [[Municipal Garage]] (1922), [[Johnson & Company Jewelers]]
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***** 1723: former location of [[Municipal Garage]] (1922), [[Johnson & Company Jewelers]]
**** 1725: former location of [[Harvey Furniture Co.]] (1922), [[Thomas Willard Cafe]] (1929), beauty shop (1931), [[Mutual Finance Corp. of Vulcan]] (1964)
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***** 1725: former location of [[Harvey Furniture Co.]] (1922), [[Thomas Willard Cafe]] (1929), beauty shop (1931), [[Johnson & Co.]] jewelers (1937-1953), [[Mutual Finance Corp. of Vulcan]] (1964)
*** 1727-1733: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
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**** 1727-1733: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
**** 1727: former location of [[Miami Beauty Salon]] and [[American Beauty College]] (1964)
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***** 1727: former location of [[Ritz Beauty Shop]] (1937), [[Miami Permanent Wave Co.]] beauty shop (1953), [[Miami Beauty Salon]] and [[American Beauty College]] (1964)
***** 1727½: former location of [[Talbot House]] (1922)
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****** 1727½: former location of [[Talbot House]] (1922), [[Talbot Hotel]] (1926), [[Ritz Billiard Parlor]] (1931), [[WBRC-AM]] studios / [[Birmingham Broadcasting Co.]] / [[International News Service]] (1953-1964)
**** 1729: former location of [[J. F. Ehrhart]] harnesses (1922), [[Channell Florist]] (1929-1931), [[Dorothy's Hat Shop]], [[WBRC-AM]] studio (1964)
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***** 1729-1731: former location of [[Lantrip's Drug Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Woods Drugs]] (1937), [[Weatherly Cigar & Soda Co.]], [[Leon & Arnold's Inc.]] confectionary (1953)
**** 1731: former location of [[City Barbecue]] restaurant (1922), [[Lantrip's Drug Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Mehr's Music Store & Novelty Shop]] (1964), [[Allen's Record Bar]]
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****** 1729: former location of [[J. F. Ehrhart]] harnesses (1922), [[Channell Florist]] (1929-1937), [[Dorothy's Hat Shop]],
**** 1733: former location of [[Weatherly Retail Foods]] restaurant (1964), [[Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta]]
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****** 1731: former location of [[City Barbecue]] restaurant (1922-1926), [[Mehr's Music Store]], [[Allen's Record Bar]]
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****** 1733: former location of [[Weatherly Retail Foods]] restaurant (1964), [[Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta]]
  
 
[[File:Bell Building.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Bell Building at 1814 2nd Avenue North in January 1912]]
 
[[File:Bell Building.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Bell Building at 1814 2nd Avenue North in January 1912]]
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**** 1804: former location of [[Alabama Lock & Key]], [[Arrow Finance Co.]] (1964)
 
**** 1804: former location of [[Alabama Lock & Key]], [[Arrow Finance Co.]] (1964)
 
***** 1804a: former location of [[Alabama Shoe Service]] (1964)
 
***** 1804a: former location of [[Alabama Shoe Service]] (1964)
*** 1808-1810: former location of [[Ullman Hardware Company]], [[Calder's]], [[Paul Worrell]] optometrist (1964)
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*** 1808-1810: former location of [[Ullman Hardware Company]], [[Calder Furniture Co.]] (1952-), [[Paul Worrell]] optometrist (1964-)
 
**** 1810: former location of [[Birmingham Steel Jacket Co.]] armory (1929), [[Pope Jewelry Company]] (1964)
 
**** 1810: former location of [[Birmingham Steel Jacket Co.]] armory (1929), [[Pope Jewelry Company]] (1964)
 
*** 1812-1814 : former location of [[Magic City Printing Works]] / ''[[Birmingham News]]'' / [[Planters' Journal]] (1887)
 
*** 1812-1814 : former location of [[Magic City Printing Works]] / ''[[Birmingham News]]'' / [[Planters' Journal]] (1887)
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**** 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), coal office (1891), [[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 Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 1822: former location of [[Lockwood & Miller]] undertakers (1887-1891), [[Burdick Billiard Academy]] (1922)
 
*** 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)
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*** 1906: former location of [[Louis Saks Clothiers]] (1887- )
 
*** 1906: former location of [[Louis Saks Clothiers]] (1887- )
 
** 1906-1908: former location of [[H. L. Green Co.]] discount store (1964)
 
** 1906-1908: former location of [[H. L. Green Co.]] discount store (1964)
** 1908: former location of [[John B. Roden & Co.]] (1875-1880s), [[J. A. Mills]] jeweler (1888), [[Birmingham Arms Company]] (c. 1889) [[Feder & Berk]] (c. 1909), and [[Silver's Department Store]] (1940s)
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** 1908: former location of [[John B. Roden & Co.]] (1875-1880s), [[J. A. Mills]] jeweler (1888), [[Birmingham Arms Company]] (c. 1889) [[Feder & Berk]] (c. 1909), [[Ben Hur Hall]] (1924), [[Silver's Department Store]] (1940s)
 
** 1910-1914: [[Old Kress Building]], former location of [[S. H. Kress & Company]] (1915-1937), [[Grant's|W. T. Grant & Company]] (1939-1973), [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]] (1973-)
 
** 1910-1914: [[Old Kress Building]], former location of [[S. H. Kress & Company]] (1915-1937), [[Grant's|W. T. Grant & Company]] (1939-1973), [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]] (1973-)
 
*** 1910: former location of [[A. A. Dreyspool & Bro.]] (1887), [[J. H. Shepherd]] photographer (1888), [[Birmingham Grocery Company]]
 
*** 1910: former location of [[A. A. Dreyspool & Bro.]] (1887), [[J. H. Shepherd]] photographer (1888), [[Birmingham Grocery Company]]
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*** 1912: former location of [[Birmingham Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co.]] (1887)
 
*** 1912: former location of [[Birmingham Paint, Glass & Wallpaper Co.]] (1887)
 
*** 1914: former location of [[Corbett Bros.]] harness and saddles (1887-), [[McCafferty & Sieg]] Cigar Manufacturer (1887), [[Burt's Shoe Store]] (1931-1964)
 
*** 1914: former location of [[Corbett Bros.]] harness and saddles (1887-), [[McCafferty & Sieg]] Cigar Manufacturer (1887), [[Burt's Shoe Store]] (1931-1964)
**** 1914½: former location of [[H. C. Brown]] photographer, [[JC Milner]] surveyor (1887), [[Hatch & Meriweather]] real estate (1887)
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**** 1914½: former location of [[H. C. Brown]] photographer, [[J. C. Milner]] surveyor (1887), [[Hatch & Meriweather]] real estate (1887)
 
** 1916: former site of [[Eddy & Brown]] Manufacturer's Agents (1887),[[Wall & Giacopazzi]] fruit dealers (1887), [[Birmingham Arms & Cycle Co.]], [[Trianon Theater]] (1913-1930), [[Peggy Hale Dress Shop]] (1931-1964), [[Mudd & Colley Amusement Co. Inc.]] (1920)
 
** 1916: former site of [[Eddy & Brown]] Manufacturer's Agents (1887),[[Wall & Giacopazzi]] fruit dealers (1887), [[Birmingham Arms & Cycle Co.]], [[Trianon Theater]] (1913-1930), [[Peggy Hale Dress Shop]] (1931-1964), [[Mudd & Colley Amusement Co. Inc.]] (1920)
 
*** 1916½: former location of [[J. Q. Cohen]] Attorney at Law (1887), [[J. J. Whittle & Co.]] (1887), [[Smithfield Land Company]] (1887), [[C.H. Bunch]] real estate (1887), [[L.R. Edge]] real estate (1887), [[Pierce & Co.]] real estate (1887)
 
*** 1916½: former location of [[J. Q. Cohen]] Attorney at Law (1887), [[J. J. Whittle & Co.]] (1887), [[Smithfield Land Company]] (1887), [[C.H. Bunch]] real estate (1887), [[L.R. Edge]] real estate (1887), [[Pierce & Co.]] real estate (1887)
** 1918: former location of [[Levi Sol]] Home furnishings (1887), [[Jobe-Rose Jewelry Company]] (1959–?), [[National Shirt Shops]] (1964)
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** 1918: former location of [[Levi Sol]] Home furnishings (1887), [[Gresham & Co.]] (1894), [[Jobe-Rose Jewelry Company]] (1959–?), [[National Shirt Shops]] (1964)
 
*** 1918½: former location of [[Cox Shoe Company]], [[DeLuxe Studios]] photographers (c.1920-1922), [[Jobe-Rose Jewelry Company]] (1902-1959), [[Lerner Shoes]]
 
*** 1918½: former location of [[Cox Shoe Company]], [[DeLuxe Studios]] photographers (c.1920-1922), [[Jobe-Rose Jewelry Company]] (1902-1959), [[Lerner Shoes]]
 
** 1920: former location of [[Magic City Bakery]] (1887), [[W. V. Zimmer]] bakery (1888), [[Ferd Marx Store]] (1899-) [[Woolworth's|F. W. Woolworth & Co.]] (1922-1939), [[Walgreen's Drugs]] (1940-)[http://www.birminghamrewound.com/features/Walgreens(2-40).jpg], [[Mangel's]] department store (1946-1964)
 
** 1920: former location of [[Magic City Bakery]] (1887), [[W. V. Zimmer]] bakery (1888), [[Ferd Marx Store]] (1899-) [[Woolworth's|F. W. Woolworth & Co.]] (1922-1939), [[Walgreen's Drugs]] (1940-)[http://www.birminghamrewound.com/features/Walgreens(2-40).jpg], [[Mangel's]] department store (1946-1964)
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** 1925: former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile (-1886), [[A. B. Vandegrift]] general merchandise (1886-1887) [[Loventhal]] clothing store, [[A. Kaufman & Co.]], [[Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.]] (1922)
 
** 1925: former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile (-1886), [[A. B. Vandegrift]] general merchandise (1886-1887) [[Loventhal]] clothing store, [[A. Kaufman & Co.]], [[Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.]] (1922)
 
** 1925½: former location of [[Louis' Place]] (1910-), [[Thomas Gulas]] lunch counter (1922), [[Pete's Famous Hot Dogs]] (1940-2011)
 
** 1925½: former location of [[Louis' Place]] (1910-), [[Thomas Gulas]] lunch counter (1922), [[Pete's Famous Hot Dogs]] (1940-2011)
** 1927: former location of [[M. Minisman]] clothier (1887), [[Samuel Myer]] jeweler (1922), [[Jean's Smart Shoes]] (1935)
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** 1927: [[Chocolatá]] (August 2017-), former location of [[M. Minisman]] clothier (1887), [[Samuel Myer]] jeweler (1922), [[Jean's Smart Shoes]] (1935)
 
*** 1927½: former location of [[American Bootblack Parlor]] (1904)
 
*** 1927½: former location of [[American Bootblack Parlor]] (1904)
 
** 1929-1931: [[Webb Building]], formerly "Dude-McCoy Building", former location of the [[Dude Saloon]] (1871-1907), [[Frank P. Walker]] with [[Frank McCree & Co.]] barbers and hairdressers (1880s), [[Peter Triantos]] hat cleaner (1922), [[Fletcher's News Stand]] (1923), [[Patterson's Cigar Store]] (1923-1929), [[Central Cigar Co.]] (1934), [[Royal Hat Shop]] (1925), [[National Shirt Shop]] (1931), [[Mr G. Tie Shop]] (1964), [[Pope Jewelers]] (1970s), [[Yogo's Frosty Frozen Yogurt]] (1970s), [[The Purple Onion]] (1990s)
 
** 1929-1931: [[Webb Building]], formerly "Dude-McCoy Building", former location of the [[Dude Saloon]] (1871-1907), [[Frank P. Walker]] with [[Frank McCree & Co.]] barbers and hairdressers (1880s), [[Peter Triantos]] hat cleaner (1922), [[Fletcher's News Stand]] (1923), [[Patterson's Cigar Store]] (1923-1929), [[Central Cigar Co.]] (1934), [[Royal Hat Shop]] (1925), [[National Shirt Shop]] (1931), [[Mr G. Tie Shop]] (1964), [[Pope Jewelers]] (1970s), [[Yogo's Frosty Frozen Yogurt]] (1970s), [[The Purple Onion]] (1990s)
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* former site of [[Odeon Two Theater]]
 
* former site of [[Odeon Two Theater]]
 
* North side ([[Block 85]])
 
* North side ([[Block 85]])
** 2000: [[Frank Nelson Building]] (205 20th Street North), [[Whiteboard IT]], former location of [[Mineral City Auction & Commission House]] (1887), [[National Cigar Shop]] (1931-1964), [[The Fountainette]] (1964), [[A. & A. Ash Jewelers]] (1940-2007)
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** 2000-2006: [[Frank Nelson Building]] (built 1903 as the [[Frank Nelson Building|First National Bank Building]]), [[Whiteboard IT]], former location of [[Mineral City Auction & Commission House]] (1887), [[National Cigar Shop]] (1931-1964), [[The Fountainette]] (1964), [[A. & A. Ash Jewelers]] (1940-2007)
** 2002: former location of [[W. R. Rosser & Co.]] (1887), [[Palmer, Jergeson & Co.]] (1887), [[National Cigar Co.]] (1931), [[Oxman Gift Shop]], [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]]
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*** 2002: former location of [[W. R. Rosser & Co.]] (1887), [[Palmer, Jergeson & Co.]] (1887), [[National Cigar Co.]] (1931), [[Oxman Gift Shop]], [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]]
** 2004: former location of [[James W. McDonald]] confectioner (1887), [[V. Manfredo]] restaurant (1897), [[Esther Brooks]] (1931), [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
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*** 2004: former location of [[James W. McDonald]] confectioner (1887), [[V. Manfredo]] restaurant (1897), [[Esther Brooks]] (1931), [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
*** 2004B: former location of [[Guaranty Savings & Loan]] (1931)
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**** 2004B: former location of [[Guaranty Savings & Loan]] (1931)
** 2006: former location of [[Maffatt & Lee]] (1887), [[Ansley, Thomas & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[W. C. Swem & Co.]] roofer (1887), [[Hartsfield Co.]] ), (1931), [[GAC Finance Corp.]] (1964)
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**** 2006: former location of [[Maffatt & Lee]] (1887), [[Ansley, Thomas & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[W. C. Swem & Co.]] roofer (1887), [[Hartsfield Co.]] (1931-1950s), [[GAC Finance Corp.]] (1964)
** 2008-2010: [[Garrett Building]]/[[Singer Building]]
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** 2008-2010: [[Garrett Building]]/[[Singer Building]] (built 1885)
*** 2008: former location of [[A.B. McKenney]] grocer, [[Joseph Goldstein & Son]] clothier (1922) ([[Singer Sewing Machine Co.]] (1929-1964)
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*** 2008: former location of [[A. B. McKenney]] grocer, [[Joseph Goldstein & Son]] clothier (1922) ([[Singer Sewing Machine Co.]] (1929-1964), [[Btech Inc.]] (-2019)
 
**** 2008½: former location of [[Lacy Realty Company]], [[R. T. Boyett]] photographer (1920)
 
**** 2008½: former location of [[Lacy Realty Company]], [[R. T. Boyett]] photographer (1920)
 
** 2010-2024: [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 6]] (built 1987)
 
** 2010-2024: [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 6]] (built 1987)
*** 2010: former location of the [[H. M. Harton]] dry goods (1887), [[Webb Book Co.]] (1904), [[Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1929), [[Trustee's Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1934),  [[Trustee's Loan & Discount Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2010: former location of the [[H. M. Harton]] dry goods (1887), [[Webb Book Co.]] (1904), [[Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1929), [[Trustee's Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1934),  [[Trustee's Loan & Discount Co.]] (1950s-1964)
**** 2010½: former location of the [[Garrett Building]], [[Dr. Charles Whelan]] (1887), [[W. E. Berry & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Thompson & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[John D. Elliott]] broker (1887), offices of the [[King Lumber Co.]],  
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**** 2010½: [[Charles Whelan]] physician (1887), [[W. E. Berry & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Thompson & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[John D. Elliott]] broker (1887), [[King Lumber Co.]] offices,  
*** 2012: former site of [[Lindsay Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[Hopkins Stove & Tinware Co.]] (1896-1897), [[Warren Brothers]] hardware & sporting goods (1931-1939), [[Guaranty Savings & Loan Association]] (1964)
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*** 2012: former site of [[Lindsay Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[Hopkins Stove & Tinware Co.]] (1896-1897), [[Warren Brothers]] hardware & sporting goods (1931-1939), [[Guaranty Savings & Loan Association]] (1950s-1964)
*** 2014-2016: former location of [[Royal Theatre]] (1929-1951), [[Morrison's Cafeteria]] (1953-1965)
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*** 2014-2016: former location of [[Royal Theatre]] building (1929-1953), [[Morrison's Cafeteria]] (1953-1965)
**** 2014: former location of [[Copeland & Henry]] real estate (1887), [[Copeland & Stone]] booksellers (1887-1888), [[A. H. Andrews & Co.]] school furniture (1887), [[Lillianthal & Obear Jewelry Company]] (1887), [[Winkley Printing Works]], [[Dewberry & Montgomery Stationery Co.]] (1914), [[Webb's Book Store]] (1928-1939), [[Preston Furniture]]
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**** 2014: former location of [[Copeland & Henry]] real estate (1887), [[Copeland & Stone]] booksellers (1887-1888), [[A. H. Andrews & Co.]] school furniture (1887), [[Lillianthal & Obear Jewelry Company]] (1887), [[Winkley Printing Works]], [[Dewberry & Montgomery Stationery Co.]] (1914), [[Webb's Book Store]] (1928-1939), [[Preston Furniture]], [[Health Spot Shoes]] (1952)
 
***** 2014½: former location of [[Brown & Hickman]] Attorneys at Law (1887)  
 
***** 2014½: former location of [[Brown & Hickman]] Attorneys at Law (1887)  
**** 2016: former location of  [[Gasser's]] restaurant (1880s), [[A. J. Murphy & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Singer Manufacturing Co.]] (1887), [[Ellis Restaurant]] (1904-1905), [[Albert Restaurant]] (1910)
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**** 2016: former location of  [[Gasser's]] restaurant (1880s), [[A. J. Murphy & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Singer Manufacturing Co.]] (1887), [[Ellis Restaurant]] (1904-1905), [[Albert Restaurant]] (1910), [[Royal Theatre]] (1929-1953)
***** 2016½: former location of Miss [[Jennie Phillips]] dress maker (1887)
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***** 2016½: former location of Miss [[Jennie Phillips]] dressmaker (1887)
*** 2018: former location of [[Stollenwerck & Lewis]] druggists (1887), [[Hoy-Ratterman Carpet Company]], [[Hynds-Upshaw Paint & Glass Co.]], [[Butcher Tool & Hardware]] (1929), [[Webb Book Store]] (1931), [[State Luggage & Jewelry Co.]] pawn shop (1964), [[Studio Book Shop]]
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*** 2018: former location of [[Stollenwerck & Lewis]] druggists (1887), [[Hoy-Ratterman Carpet Company]], [[Hynds-Upshaw Paint & Glass Co.]], [[Butcher Tool & Hardware]] (1929), [[Webb Book Store]] (1931), [[Studio Book Shop]] (1950s), [[State Luggage & Jewelry Co.]] pawn shop (1964),
**** 2018½: former location of Dr [[R. B. Webb]] oculist (1887). Dr [[R. A. Berry]] (1887), Dr [[E. P. Earl]] (1887), Drs [[Hughes & Chew]] (1887), Dr [[E. P. Riggs]] (1887), Dr [[R. B. Webb]](1887)
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**** 2018½: former location of Dr [[R. B. Webb]] oculist (1887)/ [[R. A. Berry]] / [[E. P. Earl]] / [[Hughes & Chew]] / [[E. P. Riggs]] / [[R. B. Webb]] physicians (1887)
 
*** 2020: former location of [[George Cristopher]] fruit dealer (1887), [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] cookware (1929-1931), [[The Fair]], [[Gordon's Optical]], [[Spielberg's Camera Shop]] and [[Shoe Center]]
 
*** 2020: former location of [[George Cristopher]] fruit dealer (1887), [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] cookware (1929-1931), [[The Fair]], [[Gordon's Optical]], [[Spielberg's Camera Shop]] and [[Shoe Center]]
*** 2022: former location of [[C. H. Francis & Co.]] shoes, (c.1887), [[W. N. Benson]] engraver (1887),  [[R. W. A. Wilda]] real estate (1887), [[Patton-Pope Drug Co.]] (1929), [[Levan Jewelry Company]], [[Greater Birmingham Paint Supply]], [[Sportman Barber Shop]] (1964)
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*** 2022: former location of [[C. H. Francis & Co.]] shoes, (c.1887), [[W. N. Benson]] engraver (1887),  [[R. W. A. Wilda]] real estate (1887), [[Roden & McWilliams]] shoes (1890), [[Patton-Pope Drug Co.]] (1929), [[Levan Jewelry Company]], [[Greater Birmingham Paint Supply]], [[Sportman Barber Shop]] (1964)
 
**** 2022½: former location of [[Monroe &  Mason]] real estate (1887). [[Boyett's Photo Studio]] (1935)
 
**** 2022½: former location of [[Monroe &  Mason]] real estate (1887). [[Boyett's Photo Studio]] (1935)
 
*** 2024: former location of [[American National Bank (1880s)|American National Bank]] (1887-1888), [[J. C. Marks Liquor Co.]] (1904), [[C. D. Kenny]] makers of Kenny's Special Blend & [[Norwood Coffee]] (1925), shooting gallery, [[Melba Theater]] and [[Melba Shop]] (1964)
 
*** 2024: former location of [[American National Bank (1880s)|American National Bank]] (1887-1888), [[J. C. Marks Liquor Co.]] (1904), [[C. D. Kenny]] makers of Kenny's Special Blend & [[Norwood Coffee]] (1925), shooting gallery, [[Melba Theater]] and [[Melba Shop]] (1964)
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*** 2019: former location of [[T. S. Woods]] dry goods (1876-), [[Birmingham Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[New 20th Century Bakery]] (1931-1949), [[Top Dollar Stores]] (1964)
 
*** 2019: former location of [[T. S. Woods]] dry goods (1876-), [[Birmingham Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[New 20th Century Bakery]] (1931-1949), [[Top Dollar Stores]] (1964)
 
**** 2019½: former location of [[Dr. Charles T. Drennen]] (1887), [[Dr. B.L. Wyman]] (1887), [[W.L. Wilson & Co.]] real estate (1887)
 
**** 2019½: former location of [[Dr. Charles T. Drennen]] (1887), [[Dr. B.L. Wyman]] (1887), [[W.L. Wilson & Co.]] real estate (1887)
** 2021-2023: former location of [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] general merchandise (1899), [[R. B. Broyles Furniture]] (1923-1964)
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** 2021-2023: former location of [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] general merchandise (1899), [[R. B. Broyles Furniture]] (1923-1970)
 
*** 2021: [[Drennen Building]] (built c. 1895), former location of [[Smith Boot & Shoe Company]] (1888)
 
*** 2021: [[Drennen Building]] (built c. 1895), former location of [[Smith Boot & Shoe Company]] (1888)
 
*** 2023: former location of [[The Bijou]] candy shop (1888), [[Birmingham Post Office No. 1]] (1964)
 
*** 2023: former location of [[The Bijou]] candy shop (1888), [[Birmingham Post Office No. 1]] (1964)
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** 2100-2110: [[Central Parking System]] parking lot, formerly [[Hindon Car Park]] (1964)
 
** 2100-2110: [[Central Parking System]] parking lot, formerly [[Hindon Car Park]] (1964)
 
*** 2100-2106: former location of [[Richards House]] hotel (1885-1887)
 
*** 2100-2106: former location of [[Richards House]] hotel (1885-1887)
*** 2100: former location of saloon (1891), [[C. F. Horst]] saloon (1904), [[Star Sandwich Shop]], [[Albert Carnes]] restaurant (1928), [[Ace's Place]] (1929)
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**** 2100: former location of grocery store (1885), saloon (1891), [[C. F. Horst]] saloon (1904), [[Albert Carnes]] restaurant (1928), [[Ace's Place]] (1929), [[Star Sandwich Shop]] (1958)
**** 2100A: former location of [[Royal Shoes]] (1929) [[Liberty Loan Co.]] (1931),  
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***** 2100A: former location of [[Royal Shoes]] (1929) [[Liberty Loan Co.]] (1931),  
*** 2102: former location of [[Palace Royal Restaurant]] (1887), barber (1891), [[Kartus Korner]] (1929)
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**** 2102: former location of vacant store (1885), [[Palace Royal Restaurant]] (1887), barber (1891), [[Kartus Korner]] (1929)
**** 2012A: former location of tailor (1891)
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***** 2012A: former location of tailor (1891)
*** 2104: former location of news stand (1891), [[D. S. Alper Jewelry]] (1929)
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**** 2104: former location of news stand (1891), [[D. S. Alper Jewelry]] (1929)
*** 2106: former location of [[Mammoth Shoe House of Solomon Bernstein]] (1886-1887), boots & shoes (1891), [[Silver Moon Cafe]] (1929), [[Lichter's Shoes]] (1931)
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**** 2106: former location of grocery & dry goods (1885), [[Mammoth Shoe House of Solomon Bernstein]] (1886-1887), boots & shoes (1891), [[Silver Moon Cafe]] (1929), [[Lichter's Shoes]] (1931)
**** 2106½: former location of [[Willis & McLean]] real estate (1887)
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***** 2106½: former location of [[Willis & McLean]] real estate (1887)
 
*** 2108: former location of [[Garrard & Baker]] groceries, confections, tobacco & cigars (1887), [[Bram & Pettyjohn]] real estate (1887), drug store (1891), [[Chicago Loan Co.]] (1929)
 
*** 2108: former location of [[Garrard & Baker]] groceries, confections, tobacco & cigars (1887), [[Bram & Pettyjohn]] real estate (1887), drug store (1891), [[Chicago Loan Co.]] (1929)
 
*** 2110: former location of [[Brooks & McKibben]] drug store (1886-1887), [[C. C. Brooks]] drug store (1887-), [[J. C. Abernathy]] / [[W. H. Abernathy]] / [[W. S. Edwards]] physicians (1887), boots & shoes (1891), [[W. M. Pearson]] saloon (1904), [[Thom McAn Shoes]] (1931)
 
*** 2110: former location of [[Brooks & McKibben]] drug store (1886-1887), [[C. C. Brooks]] drug store (1887-), [[J. C. Abernathy]] / [[W. H. Abernathy]] / [[W. S. Edwards]] physicians (1887), boots & shoes (1891), [[W. M. Pearson]] saloon (1904), [[Thom McAn Shoes]] (1931)
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*** 2125: [[The Collins]], former location of leather shop (1891), [[Western Meat Market]] (1929), [[New York Pawn Shop]] (1964), [[Metro Bar|Metro Bistro]])
 
*** 2125: [[The Collins]], former location of leather shop (1891), [[Western Meat Market]] (1929), [[New York Pawn Shop]] (1964), [[Metro Bar|Metro Bistro]])
 
**** 2125½: [[Independent Order of Odd Fellows]] lodge (1964)
 
**** 2125½: [[Independent Order of Odd Fellows]] lodge (1964)
*** 2127-2131: former site of livery stable (1891), [[Yielding's|Yeilding Brothers Company]] / [[Yielding's]] department store (1911-1964)
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*** 2127-2131: former site of livery stable (1891), [[Yeilding's|Yeilding Brothers Company]] / [[Yeilding's]] department store (1911-1964), [[Calder Furniture Co.]]
 
**** 2127: former location of barber shop (1891)
 
**** 2127: former location of barber shop (1891)
 
**** 2129: former skating rink (1885), stable entrance (1891)
 
**** 2129: former skating rink (1885), stable entrance (1891)
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*** 2212A: former location of dry goods store (1891)
 
*** 2212A: former location of dry goods store (1891)
 
*** 2212B: former location of boots & shoes store (1891)
 
*** 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)
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** 2214: [[Taylor Carriage Company building]] (built c. 1905), former location of [[Southern Pacific Tea Co.]] (1887), [[R. A. Green Furniture]] (1929), [[Lucas Paints]] (1984), [[Ballard Law Firm]] (2004-2019)
 
** 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)
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** 2218: [[Le Fresca]] pizzeria (2019-), former location of [[Broadhead-Klinner Furniture]] (1929), [[E. L. Klinner Furniture Co.]] (1964), [[Hill's Commercial Interiors]]
 
** 2220: former location of carriage shop (1891) [[Harris Goldberg]] saloon (1904) [[Shannon Cycle Company]] (1923), [[S. J. Brintel Clothing]] (1929)
 
** 2220: former location of carriage shop (1891) [[Harris Goldberg]] saloon (1904) [[Shannon Cycle Company]] (1923), [[S. J. Brintel Clothing]] (1929)
 
*** 2220½: former location of print shop (1891)
 
*** 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)
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*** 2222: former location of [[Dawson Brothers Bicycles]], [[Luke & Co.]] grocers (1887), [[J. Krantz Hardware]] (1929), [[Royal Auto Stores]] (1958), [[U.S. Social Security Payment Center]] annex (1964)
 
**** 2222A: former location of saloon (1891)
 
**** 2222A: former location of saloon (1891)
 
**** 2222B: former location of shoe shop (1891)
 
**** 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 fruit stand (1891), [[Goodyear Welt Shoe Repairing]] (1929)
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*** 2226: former location of fruit stand (1891), [[Goodyear Welt Shoe Repairing]] (1929), [[Margaret's Grill]] ([[Margaret Johns]] 1958)
 
*** 2230: former location of boots & shoes (1891), [[Stich Saloon]] (1904), [[Kentucky Distilling Company]] (1915), [[A. Gottlier Clothing]] (1929)
 
*** 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]])
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*** 2312A: former location of "negro restaurant" (1891)
 
*** 2312A: former location of "negro restaurant" (1891)
 
** 2316: former location of [[G. L. Skelton Five & Ten Cent Store]] (1964)
 
** 2316: former location of [[G. L. Skelton Five & Ten Cent Store]] (1964)
** 2318: [[Massie’s on 2nd]] event center (2018-), former location of [[Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur]] /"[[Das Haus]]" (-2018)
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** 2318: [[New Moon]] bar (2020-), former location of [[Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur]] /"[[Das Haus]]" (-2018), [[Massie's on 2nd]] event center (2018-2019)
 
** 2320-2334: [[2nd Row]] (redeveloped 2006)
 
** 2320-2334: [[2nd Row]] (redeveloped 2006)
 
*** 2320: [[Urban Standard]] (2007-), former location of [[Vera Tharpe Restaurant]], [[Henry Johnson]] barber shop and [[Ernie's Sandwich Shop]] (1964),  
 
*** 2320: [[Urban Standard]] (2007-), former location of [[Vera Tharpe Restaurant]], [[Henry Johnson]] barber shop and [[Ernie's Sandwich Shop]] (1964),  
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*** 2412: former location of [[Spero Comber]] restaurant (1910)
 
*** 2412: former location of [[Spero Comber]] restaurant (1910)
 
** 2422-2424: former location of [[Willie's Super Market]] (1931-1964), [[Willie's Dixie Foods]] (-1980s), [[Sav-Mor Foods]] (1985), [[Torme's Associated Foods]] (1980s-2010s)
 
** 2422-2424: former location of [[Willie's Super Market]] (1931-1964), [[Willie's Dixie Foods]] (-1980s), [[Sav-Mor Foods]] (1985), [[Torme's Associated Foods]] (1980s-2010s)
** 2428: former location of [[St John African Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1873-1875), [[E. D. Donnelly]] horse & mule dealer (1925), [[Old Stable Club]]
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** 2428: former location of [[St John African Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1873-1875), [[E. D. Donnelly]] horse & mule dealer (1925), [[Dubose's Kitchen]] / [[Old Stable]] bar / [[Thorn's Dance Studio]] ([[Hug Dubose]] / [[Ettie Thorn]] 1959)
 
* South side ([[Block 104]])
 
* South side ([[Block 104]])
 
** 2401: former location of marble works (1891), [[Herren & Freeman]] livery stable (1904), [[Rogers Trading Co.]] (1964)
 
** 2401: former location of marble works (1891), [[Herren & Freeman]] livery stable (1904), [[Rogers Trading Co.]] (1964)
** 2403: former location of [[J. F. Hodges]] furnitures (1923), [[The Snack Bar]] (1964)
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** 2403-2407: [[Ferguson Building]] (built c. 1911)
** 2405: former location of [[South-Land Candy Co.]] (1934), [[Butane-Propane Appliance Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2403: former location of [[J. F. Hodges]] furnitures (1923), [[The Snack Bar]] (1964)
** 2407: [[Ferguson Building]] (built c. 1911), former location of [[Grier Antiques]] (1984)
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*** 2405-2409: [[Space One Eleven]]
** 2409: [[Space One Eleven]], former location of [[R. M. Acton]] dry goods, shoes & groceries (1923), [[Ralph S. Hall Grocery]] warehouse (1964), [[Grier Antiques]] (1984)
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**** 2405: former location of [[South-Land Candy Co.]] (1934), [[Butane-Propane Appliance Co.]] (1964)
** 2411: [[Beta Pictoris Gallery]], former location of [[Grier Furniture Co.]] and [[Staggers Furniture Co.]] (1964)
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**** 2407-2409: former location of [[Grier Antiques]] (1984)
** 2413: former location of [[Ralph S. Hall]] grocer (1964)
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** 2409-2411: commercial building
** 2415: former location of [[Bem Davis Dry Goods]] (1964)
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*** 2409: former location of [[R. M. Acton]] dry goods, shoes & groceries (1923), [[Ralph S. Hall]] grocery warehouse (1964)
** 2417-2421: former location of [[J. T. Massey Mercantile]], [[Massey's Corral]] (1984)
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*** 2411: [[Beta Pictoris Gallery]], former location of [[Grier Furniture Co.]] and [[Staggers Furniture Co.]] (1964)
*** 2417: [[Hickman Cotton Warehouse]] (built c. 1895)
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** 2413-2415: [[Hickman Cotton Warehouse]] (built c. 1895), [[David Kassouf residence]] (2004-)
*** 2419: [[Massey Mercantile Building]] (built c. 1907)
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*** 2413: former location of [[Ralph S. Hall]] grocer (1964)
*** 2423: [[Vandergrift Building]] (built c. 1908), former location of [[J. W. Williams]] restaurant (1904)
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*** 2415: former location of [[Bem Davis Dry Goods]] (1964)
*** 2421-2423: former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile, [[Birmingham Dairy Supply Co.]] (1964), [[Frohsin & Barger]] attorneys (2008-)
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** 2417-2421: [[Massey Mercantile Building]] (built c. 1907), former location of [[J. T. Massey Mercantile]], [[Massey's Corral]] (1984)
**** 2421: former location of [[Miss M. Dodds]] dress maker (1887), [[Nick Germolgez]] Restaurant (1887)
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** 2421-2423: [[Vandergrift Building]] (built c. 1908), former location of [[Vandegrift & Steele]] mercantile, [[Birmingham Dairy Supply Co.]] (1964), [[Frohsin & Barger]] attorneys (2008-)
**** 2423: former location of [[J. T. Hall & Son]] feed & grocery (1925)
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*** 2421: former location of [[Miss M. Dodds]] dress maker (1887), [[Nick Germolgez]] Restaurant (1887)
*** 2425: former location of furniture store (1891), [[Robert Benson]] restaurant (1928)
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*** 2423: former location of [[J. W. Williams]] restaurant (1904), [[J. T. Hall & Son]] feed & grocery (1925)
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** 2425: former location of furniture store (1891), [[Robert Benson]] restaurant (1928)
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** 2429-2431: former relocation of [[AEC Recycling Center]] (1980-2016)
 
*** 2429: former location of milliner (1891)
 
*** 2429: former location of milliner (1891)
*** 2431: former location of grocery store (1891), [[AEC Recycling Center]] (1980-2016)
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*** 2431: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Hilda's Cafe]] (1947)
  
 
====[[25th Street North]] intersection====
 
====[[25th Street North]] intersection====
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** 2515: former location of [[Flemming Transfer Co.]], [[AAA Associated Moving Service]] & [[American Red Ball Transit]] (1964)
 
** 2515: former location of [[Flemming Transfer Co.]], [[AAA Associated Moving Service]] & [[American Red Ball Transit]] (1964)
 
** 2521-2525: former location of [[Arnold Institutional Foods]] (1964)
 
** 2521-2525: former location of [[Arnold Institutional Foods]] (1964)
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** 2528: former location of [[Ed Ludwick]] retailer (1942)
 
** 2531: former location of [[Sentell Oil Co.]] wholesale (1964)
 
** 2531: former location of [[Sentell Oil Co.]] wholesale (1964)
  
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* 2714: former location of [[Herman J. Downey  Sons]] auto parts (1964)
 
* 2714: former location of [[Herman J. Downey  Sons]] auto parts (1964)
 
* 2720: former location of [[Herman J. Downey & Co.]] manufacturer's representative (1964)
 
* 2720: former location of [[Herman J. Downey & Co.]] manufacturer's representative (1964)
* 2721: [[Parole & Probation Office]]
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* 2721: former location of [[Alabama Probation and Parole Birmingham Office]] (-2019)
 
** former location of [[Brice Building Company]] (1985)
 
** former location of [[Brice Building Company]] (1985)
 
* 2728: [[ABC Supply Co.]]
 
* 2728: [[ABC Supply Co.]]
  
 
====[[28th Street North]] intersects====
 
====[[28th Street North]] intersects====
* 2831: [[FleetPride]], former location of [[Marc Steel Co.]] (1964)
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* 2831: [[Southland Trailer Service]] (2019-), former location of [[Marc Steel Company]] (1964), [[FleetPride]] (2015-2017)
  
 
====[[29th Street North]] intersects (north only)====
 
====[[29th Street North]] intersects (north only)====
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* 3420: [[Thomas School]]/[[Jimmie Hale Mission]]
 
* 3420: [[Thomas School]]/[[Jimmie Hale Mission]]
 
* 3431: former location of [[New Hope Baptist Church]] (1892-c. 1899, 1912-1964)
 
* 3431: former location of [[New Hope Baptist Church]] (1892-c. 1899, 1912-1964)
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* 4022: former location of the [[Cameo Theatre]] (1927)
 
* 4030: former location of [[Avondale Tailoring Co.]] (1927)
 
* 4030: former location of [[Avondale Tailoring Co.]] (1927)
 
* 4143: former location of [[Frederick Barden]] restaurant (1928)
 
* 4143: former location of [[Frederick Barden]] restaurant (1928)
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=== Unknown addresses ===
 
=== Unknown addresses ===
 
* [[R. H. Roberts' Hardware]], former location of [[Birmingham Art Association]]
 
* [[R. H. Roberts' Hardware]], former location of [[Birmingham Art Association]]
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==References==
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* Ervin, Mark (December 1, 2016) "[https://bigcom.com/2016/12/birmingham-2nd-avenue-ginkgo-trees/ Birmingham in Bloom: An Analysis of the 2nd Avenue Ginkgo Trees]" Big Communications
  
 
[[Category:2nd Avenue North|*]]
 
[[Category:2nd Avenue North|*]]

Revision as of 11:14, 14 November 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. During that decade rows of Gingko trees were installed along 2nd Avenue as part of the city's urban tree planting project, guided by Nimrod Long & Associates. In general, female trees were planted on the north side of the street and males on the south side.

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
1700 block of 2nd Avenue North with the Ritz Theater, c. 1950s
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

References