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** 1013: former location of [[A. G. Donahoo Contracting Co.]] (1953)
 
** 1013: former location of [[A. G. Donahoo Contracting Co.]] (1953)
 
* [[I-65]] (access to northbound lanes)
 
* [[I-65]] (access to northbound lanes)
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** former location of [[New Pilgrim Baptist Church|11th Street Baptist Church]] (1900)
 
** 1109: former location of apartment building
 
** 1109: former location of apartment building
 
** 1111: former location of apartment building
 
** 1111: former location of apartment building
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* [[12th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[12th Street South]] intersection
 
** [[University Park Business Center]]
 
** [[University Park Business Center]]
** 1201: [[Alabama Auto Top Specialist]]
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** 1201: proposed site for [[The Marshall]] student apartments, former location of [[Alabama Auto Top Specialist]]
 
** 1208: former location of [[Steve Cross]] ice dealer (1953)
 
** 1208: former location of [[Steve Cross]] ice dealer (1953)
 
** 1217½: former location of [[George Cross]] ice dealer (1953)
 
** 1217½: former location of [[George Cross]] ice dealer (1953)
 
** 1218: former location of [[Avenue C Garage]] auto repairs (1953)
 
** 1218: former location of [[Avenue C Garage]] auto repairs (1953)
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** 1228: former location of [[Bridget O'Neill]] boarding house (1900)
 
** 1231 [[University House]]
 
** 1231 [[University House]]
  
 
* [[13th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[13th Street South]] intersection
** 1301: [[Cain Awning]]
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** 1301: former location of [[Cain Awning]] (–2020)
 
** 1325: [[J. J. Morley Enterprises]]
 
** 1325: [[J. J. Morley Enterprises]]
  
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** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** former location of [[St Mark's School]] (1892-1940)
 
*** former location of [[St Mark's School]] (1892-1940)
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*** 1814: former location of [[Ath. Candylas]] (1907)
 
*** 1820-1826: [[HABD Building]], [[Housing Authority of the Birmingham District]] offices, former location of [[Wood Chevrolet]] (1953-1976)
 
*** 1820-1826: [[HABD Building]], [[Housing Authority of the Birmingham District]] offices, former location of [[Wood Chevrolet]] (1953-1976)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
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**** 1916: former location of [[Brunson Motor Co.]] used cars (1953)
 
**** 1916: former location of [[Brunson Motor Co.]] used cars (1953)
 
**** 1920-1930: former location of [[Firestone Building]] (1943-1970, demolished 2015)
 
**** 1920-1930: former location of [[Firestone Building]] (1943-1970, demolished 2015)
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***** 1928: former location of [[Joseph Morrison]] shoemaker (1900)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 1901-1909:  [[Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral]] (built 1949), former location of [[Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1899)
 
*** 1901-1909:  [[Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral]] (built 1949), former location of [[Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1899)
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**** 2001-2003: [[Liberty National Building]] (built 1925 as the [[Liberty National Building|Pioneer Building]])
 
**** 2001-2003: [[Liberty National Building]] (built 1925 as the [[Liberty National Building|Pioneer Building]])
 
**** 2005-2009: [[Liberty National Building|Liberty National Life Building]] (built 1971)
 
**** 2005-2009: [[Liberty National Building|Liberty National Life Building]] (built 1971)
*** 2011: former location of [[Noah's Ark Baptist Church]] (1899), [[National Welding Company]] (1923), [[David's Restaurant]] (1953)
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*** 2011: former location of [[Noah's Ark Baptist Church]] (1899–1900), [[National Welding Company]] (1923), [[David's Restaurant]] (1953)
 
*** 2013-2031:  [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 8]] / [[Scott's Koneys]]
 
*** 2013-2031:  [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 8]] / [[Scott's Koneys]]
 
**** 2019: former location of [[Scott Sheet Metal Works]] auto body repairs (1923), [[Hugh E. Riddle]] auto repairs (1953)
 
**** 2019: former location of [[Scott Sheet Metal Works]] auto body repairs (1923), [[Hugh E. Riddle]] auto repairs (1953)
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**** 2101: [[Plasma Care Inc.]]
 
**** 2101: [[Plasma Care Inc.]]
 
*** 2119-2123: former location of [[Elyton Land Co.]] stables (1891)
 
*** 2119-2123: former location of [[Elyton Land Co.]] stables (1891)
*** 2127-2131: [[Southern Armature Works]], former location of [[Bill Bailey Motors]] service entrance (1953), [[Hanna Motor Co.]]
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*** 2125: former location of [[Nalls & Son]] planing mill (1900)
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*** 2127-2131: [[Southern Armature Works]], former location of [[Alabama Coal Co.]] (1900), [[Bill Bailey Motors]] service entrance (1953), [[Hanna Motor Co.]]
  
 
=== [[Southside neighborhood]] ===
 
=== [[Southside neighborhood]] ===
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*** 2200-2206: [[J. F. Oates Building]] ([[Birmingham School of Law]]), former location of [Jim Burke Nash]] (1948), [[LaSuer Motors Inc.]] (1953), [[Tom Williams Porsche]]/[[Tom Williams BMW|BMW]]
 
*** 2200-2206: [[J. F. Oates Building]] ([[Birmingham School of Law]]), former location of [Jim Burke Nash]] (1948), [[LaSuer Motors Inc.]] (1953), [[Tom Williams Porsche]]/[[Tom Williams BMW|BMW]]
 
*** 2212: [[Bennette's BMW Service]]
 
*** 2212: [[Bennette's BMW Service]]
*** 2216: former location of [[Antioch Baptist Church]] (1899)
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*** 2216: former location of [[Antioch Baptist Church]] (1899–1900)
 
*** 2220: [[Bennette's Motor World]]
 
*** 2220: [[Bennette's Motor World]]
 
*** 2222-2226: former location of "ruins of fire" (1891)
 
*** 2222-2226: former location of "ruins of fire" (1891)
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**** 2201-2203: former location of [[Birmingham Steam Bottling Works]] (1891), [[Houppert & Worcester]] bottling works (1904)
 
**** 2201-2203: former location of [[Birmingham Steam Bottling Works]] (1891), [[Houppert & Worcester]] bottling works (1904)
 
**** 2205-2207: former location of [[Zinsheimer's Bottling Works]] (1891)
 
**** 2205-2207: former location of [[Zinsheimer's Bottling Works]] (1891)
***** 2205: former location of [[Birmingham Steam Bottling Works]] storeroom (1899)
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***** 2205: former location of [[Birmingham Steam Bottling Works]] storeroom (1899), [[Birmingham Bottling Works]] (1900)
*** 2217: former location of "negro tenements" (1891), Mrs [[M. McColgan]] boarding house (1899)
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*** 2217: former location of "negro tenements" (1891), Mrs [[M. McColgan]] boarding house (1899–1900)
 
*** 2219: former location of grocery (1891)
 
*** 2219: former location of grocery (1891)
 
*** 2221: [[Sherrill Auto Paint & Body]]
 
*** 2221: [[Sherrill Auto Paint & Body]]
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** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** 2300-2330: [[WorkTrux]] truck sales
 
*** 2300-2330: [[WorkTrux]] truck sales
**** 2300: former location of [[P. Lombard]] grocer (1899), [[W. M. Brown]] saloon (1904)
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**** 2300: former location of [[P. Lombard]] grocer (1899–1900), [[W. M. Brown]] saloon (1904)
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**** 2302: former location of [[P. Lombard]] residence (1900)
 
**** 2310: former location of [[Red Bryant Motors]] used cars (1953)
 
**** 2310: former location of [[Red Bryant Motors]] used cars (1953)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
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** 2400: [[All About Trucks]]
 
** 2400: [[All About Trucks]]
 
** 2311: [[Cook Out]] (2020-)
 
** 2311: [[Cook Out]] (2020-)
** 2412: [[Elite Tire & Service]], former location of [[Omega Tires]]
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** 2412: [[Elite Tire & Service]], former location of [[Henry Melton]] boarding house (1900), [[Omega Tires]]
 
** 2417: former location of [[Grump's Great Grill]]
 
** 2417: former location of [[Grump's Great Grill]]
 
** 2424: [[Ultra Motorcars of Birmingham]]
 
** 2424: [[Ultra Motorcars of Birmingham]]
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** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 3401-3431: parking lot, former location of [[Birmingham Railway Supply Co.]] rolling mill
 
*** 3401-3431: parking lot, former location of [[Birmingham Railway Supply Co.]] rolling mill
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**** 3401: former location of [[Westinghouse Electric Co.]]  repair department (1953)
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**** 3415: former location of [[Consolidated Dairies]] (1953)
  
 
* [[35th Street South]] intersects
 
* [[35th Street South]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 3500: [[Lee-Rodgers Tire Company]]
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*** 3500: [[Lee-Rodgers Tire Company]], former location of [[Harvey Ragland Co.]] wholesale grocers (1953)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 3521: [[FinishMaster]]
 
*** 3521: [[FinishMaster]]
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=== [[Forest Park-South Avondale]]===
 
=== [[Forest Park-South Avondale]]===
 
* [[37th Street South]] intersects
 
* [[37th Street South]] intersects
** 3709: [[Bryant & Company]] contractors
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** north side:
** 3719: [[Rodney Scott's BBQ]], former location of [[Mikatam]], [[New Gizmo]], [[Misconceptions]], [[Za Za Zann]], and [[Bottletree]] (2006-2015), [[Saigon Noodle House]] (June 2016-August 2018)  
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*** 3716: former location of [[Jett Plumbing Co.]] ([[Arthur Jett]] 1953)
** 3621: [[Dale Inc.]] showroom & warehouse, former location of [[Alabama Mill Store]], [[Hancock Fabrics]]
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** south side:
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*** 3709: [[Bryant & Company]] contractors, former location of [[B & B Construction Co.]] (1953)
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*** 3711: former location of [[Archie Sullivan]] building contractor (1953)
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*** 3715: former location of [[A. F. Speed Co.]] painters & decorators (1953)
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*** 3719: [[Rodney Scott's BBQ]], former location of [[Acme Flooring Co.]] (1953), [[Mikatam]], [[New Gizmo]], [[Misconceptions]], [[Za Za Zann]], and [[Bottletree]] (2006-2015), [[Saigon Noodle House]] (June 2016-August 2018)  
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*** 3621: [[Dale Inc.]] showroom & warehouse, former location of [[Alabama Mill Store]], [[Hancock Fabrics]]
  
 
* [[38th Street South]] intersects
 
* [[38th Street South]] intersects
** 3800: [[Temple of Hope Baptist Church]]
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** 3800: [[Temple of Hope Baptist Church]], former location of [[Avondale Pilgrim Church]] (1953)
 
** 3804: [[Saw's BBQ|Saw's BBQ Franchising]] offices (2019-)
 
** 3804: [[Saw's BBQ|Saw's BBQ Franchising]] offices (2019-)
 
** 3820: [[Amalgamated Transit Union]]
 
** 3820: [[Amalgamated Transit Union]]
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*** [[Winslet & Rhys]]
 
*** [[Winslet & Rhys]]
 
** 4003: [[Head to Tail Animal Care]]
 
** 4003: [[Head to Tail Animal Care]]
** 4030: [[Hi-Tec Auto Service]], former location of [[Soi Pham]]
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** 4009: former location of [[Avondale Presbyterian Church]] (1953)
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** 4017: former location of [[The Avon]] apartments (1953)
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** 4030: [[Hi-Tec Auto Service]], former location of [[Avondale Service Station]] (1953), [[Soi Pham]]
  
 
* [[41st Street South]] intersects
 
* [[41st Street South]] intersects
** 4100: [[The Wooden Goat]] (2016-), former location of [[Prestige Imports]]
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** north side:
** 4101: Chevron Station (former location of [[Becky's Deli]])
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*** 4100: [[Avondale Common House]], former location of [[Prestige Imports]], [[The Wooden Goat]] (2016-)
** 4120: [[Avondale Business Center]] ([[Boxcar Vape]], [[Wasabi Juan's]], AllState Insurance, [[Ave Maria African Hair Braiding]])
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*** 4120: [[Avondale Business Center]] ([[Boxcar Vape]], [[Wasabi Juan's]], AllState Insurance, [[Ave Maria African Hair Braiding]])
** 4121: [[Box Row]] (proposed), formerly the [[Star Motel|Anchor Motel]] and [[Star Motel]]
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*** 4130: [[Acme Flooring]]
** 4130: [[Acme Flooring]]
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** south side
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*** 4101: Chevron Station (former location of [[Becky's Deli]])
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*** 4107: former location of [[Duplicate Receipt Book Co.]] (1953)
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*** 4121: [[Box Row]] (proposed), former location of [[Roebuck Motel No. 3]] (1953), [[Star Motel|Anchor Motel]], [[Star Motel]]
  
 
=== [[Forest Park]]/[[East Avondale]] ===
 
=== [[Forest Park]]/[[East Avondale]] ===
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** former site of [[Avondale School]]
 
** former site of [[Avondale School]]
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
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*** 4244: [[Workshops Inc]], former location of [[Jefferson County Association for the Blind]] (1953)
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*** 4248-4252: [[Avondale Gardens Apartments]] (built 2003)
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** south side:
 
*** 4201-4221:  
 
*** 4201-4221:  
 
*** 4231: Former location of [[Estetica Unisex Lolis]] salon
 
*** 4231: Former location of [[Estetica Unisex Lolis]] salon
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*** 4241-4261:  
 
*** 4241-4261:  
 
**** 4261: former location of [[Genry's Barber Shop]] (2010s)
 
**** 4261: former location of [[Genry's Barber Shop]] (2010s)
*** 4275: [[Avondale I Apartments]]
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*** 4269-4277: [[Avondale I Apartments]], former location of [[Avolyn Court Apartments]] (1953)
 
*** 4285: [[Industrial Diesel Hydraulics]] (2015-), former location of [[Birmingham Plastic Pipe & Supply]]
 
*** 4285: [[Industrial Diesel Hydraulics]] (2015-), former location of [[Birmingham Plastic Pipe & Supply]]
** south side:
 
*** 4244: [[Workshops Inc]]
 
*** 4248-4252: [[Avondale Gardens Apartments]] (built 2003)
 
  
 
=== [[East Avondale]] ===
 
=== [[East Avondale]] ===

Revision as of 13:16, 5 May 2020

3rd Avenue South (originally Avenue C) is an east-west avenue in Birmingham. It continues U. S. Highway 78 westbound from Crestwood Boulevard (via an angled section of 5th Avenue South) through Avondale and into the City Center. Beginning at 36th Street the avenue is one-way westbound with three lanes of traffic.

US 78 turns north off of 3rd Avenue at 24th Street, continuing west along 8th Avenue North toward Arkadelphia Road. 3rd Avenue South proceeds through Midtown Birmingham, becoming an onramp to I-65 North after it crosses 12th Street South.

The avenue picks up again in Titusville as 3rd Avenue Southwest, a two-lane residential street running between Omega Street and Martin Luther King, Jr Drive at Elmwood Cemetery.

In Woodlawn and East Lake additional sections of 3rd Avenue South can be found. One runs for less than a block off of 59th Street South south of Georgia Road. Another picks up at 61st Street South and runs into the I-20 right of way just past 64th Street South. It picks up at 64th Place South on the other side of the interstate and continues to 67th Street South, where it ends in the turn a block shy of the Cascade Plunge. On the other side of the proposed Druid Hollow Park 3rd Avenue continues as a residential street between 70th Street South and 86th Street South. The alley between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in this area is promoted as a Musician's Hollow by the East Lake Arts District.

MAX Transit Route 17 runs along parts of 3rd Avenue South in Avondale.

History

3rd Avenue South was converted from two-way to one-way (westbound) traffic from 32nd Street to 14th Street in August 1955. The west-only traffic pattern was extended to I-65 in 1973 by the Alabama Department of Transportation's TOPICS (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety) program.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 3rd Avenue South category.

South Titusville

Five Points South neighborhood

Southside neighborhood

Forest Park-South Avondale

Forest Park/East Avondale

East Avondale

South Woodlawn

South East Lake

Locations on 3rd Avenue Southwest