Difference between revisions of "7th Avenue North"

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* [[26th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[26th Street North]] intersects
 
** 2701-2711: former location of [[Welded Products Co.]] (1926)
 
** 2701-2711: former location of [[Welded Products Co.]] (1926)
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** 2720; former location of [[Alabama Trailer Co.]] (1973)
 
** 2801: [[Birmingham Winsupply]], former location of [[Jefferson Dairy Co.]]
 
** 2801: [[Birmingham Winsupply]], former location of [[Jefferson Dairy Co.]]
 
** 2828: [[Anchor Packaging Company]], former location of [[Southern Milk Machinery Co.]] (1926)
 
** 2828: [[Anchor Packaging Company]], former location of [[Southern Milk Machinery Co.]] (1926)

Latest revision as of 13:00, 24 November 2020

7th Avenue North is a downtown street in Birmingham's northside.

The westernmost sections between Eufaula Avenue and 15th Street West and between 12th and 11th Street West near Birmingham-Southern College are known as 7th Avenue West. 7th Avenue North proper begins at 6th Street, but dies into the I-65 right of way after just two blocks.

The main stretch of 7th Avenue downtown picks up at 11th Street, just east of I-65, and runs straight into Birmingham City Hall at 19th Street. It picks up again on the other side of Linn Park, past Phillips High School and under the Elton B. Stephens Expressway, before ending at a railroad serving Sloss Furnaces just past 31st Street.

A one-block long section of 7th Avenue connects 41st Street to 42nd Place North at Whatley Elementary School. Another short section crosses from 43rd Street to Messer Airport Highway at 46th Street in Kingston. The easternmost segment runs through a residential area from southwest of 79th Street North to 83rd Street North, about four blocks northwest of East Lake. A single-engine plane crashed in that area on January 5, 2011, killing the pilot.

Electric lights were installed on 7th Avenue North from 19th to 21st Street in 1945 under the city's contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

Notable locations

Smithfield

Fountain Heights

Central City

(7th Avenue resumes at 21st Street, but Park Avenue/Park Place addresses were once listed as 7th Avenue North)
  • 25th Street North intersects
    • north side (Block 27)
      • 2500–2530: Jones Valley Teaching Farm
        • 2500–2506: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 2508: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 2510: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 2512: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 2516: former location of dwelling (1911), The Detroit apartments (1926)
        • 2520–2522: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 2524–2526: former location of Birmingham Arms & Cycle Co. (1895)
        • 2528–2530: former location of dwelling (1911)
    • south side (Block 28):

Kingston

North East Lake