10th Avenue South

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Tenth Avenue South (originally Avenue J) is an east-west corridor in Birmingham's Southside, with its main section stretching from 4th Street South in Glen Iris, through the UAB Campus, to 22nd Street South at the corner of Brother Bryan Park. It picks up again a block east as a continuation of Magnolia Avenue. It runs under the Elton B. Stephens Expressway and behind St Vincent's Medical Center, then continues two blocks to 30th Street South (a stretch formerly called Juniper Avenue).

On the east side of Highland Park, 10th Avenue South (formerly Summit Avenue) continues through Forest Park until it bends into Linwood Road. An unconnected stretch picks up at 52nd Street South in Crestwood, and turns to intersect Crestwood Boulevard between 57th and 58th Streets. In East Lake fragments of 10th Avenue South can be found between 79th Street South and Glendale Drive, near the boundary of the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

10th Avenue South between 19th and 21st Street forms the original northern boundary of the Five Points South Historic District. Between Highland Park and Linwood Road, the avenue is within the Forest Park Historic District.

The section of 10th Avenue South between 20th and 34th Streets suffered damage from the March 25, 1901 Birmingham tornado

In August 2018 a section of the road from 8th Street South to 12th Street South was converted from 4-lane traffic to 2-lane traffic with the addition of bike lanes in the former right lanes. At each intersection and various driveways, bike lanes are painted green and feature symbols painted in white to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists. Future plans include extending the bike lanes from 12th Street South to 18th Street South.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 10th Avenue South category.
Blount Hall from 10th Avenue South

Glen Iris neighborhood

Five Points South neighborhood

Highland Park neighborhood

Forest Park-South Avondale neighborhood

  • 38th Street South intersects (avenue resumes)
    • 3800: one-story frame bungalow (built 1921)
    • 3801: two-story gable house (built 1910)
    • 3805: one-story frame bungalow (built 1921)
    • 3807: one-story frame bungalow (built 1921)
    • 3808: two-story frame gable house (built 1956)
    • 3809: two-story gable house (built 1921)
    • 3810: one-story gambrel house (built 1923)
    • 3811: one-story frame bungalow (built 1921)
    • 3812: two-story brick hip-roofed house (built 1921)
    • 3815: one-story frame bungalow (built 1921)
    • 3817: one-story frame & stone gable house (built 1921)
    • 3826: one-story gable house (built 1921)
    • 3828: one-story frame bungalow (built 1919)
    • 3830: one-story gable house (built 1922)
    • 3832: Samuel Barnett residence (built 1908)
    • 3833: 1 1/2-story stucco house (built 1922)
    • 3847: two-story Tudor style gable house (built 1911)
  • 39th Street South intersects
    • 3900: two-story frame hip-roof house (built 1910)
    • 3901: one-story brick gable house (built 1922)
    • 3907: one-story frame gable house (built 1922)
    • 3910: two-story brick gable house (built 1922)
    • 3911: South Highland Presbyterian manse (built 1926)
    • 3916: two-story Tudor style gable house (built 1910)
    • 3917: two-story brick hip-roof house (built 1915)
    • 3920: two-story brick hip-roof house (built 1912)
    • 3921: two-story Tudor style gable house (built 1916)
    • 3924: 1 1/2-story brick gable house (built 1949)
  • 40th Street South intersects
    • 4001: two-story brick hip-roof house (built 1924)
    • 4002: two-story brick hip-roof house (built 1912)
    • 4004: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4008: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4010: one-story frame gable house (built 1923)
    • 4016: one-story frame gable house (built 1923)
  • Glen View Road intersects (south only)
    • 4024: 1 1/2-story frame & stone gable house (built 1923)
    • 4029: 1 1/2-story frame & stone gable house (built 1923)
    • 4123: one-story frame gable house (built 1923)
  • 42nd Street South intersects
    • 4200: Webb Robertson residence (built 2015)
    • 4212: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4218: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4228: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
  • 11th Avenue South intersects (south only)
  • 43rd Street South intersects (south only)
    • 4300: 1 1/2-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4301: one-story frame & brick gable house (built 1949)
    • 4320: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4322: 1 1/2-story brick house (built 1922)
    • 4325: one-story frame gable house (built 1923)
    • 4326: one-story Tudor style brick house (built 1924)
    • 4329: 1 1/2-story frame & brick gable house (built 1922)
    • 4336: one-story frame gable house (built 1921)
    • 4337: two-story brick colonial house (built 1922)
    • 4347: two-story brick & stucco Tudor house (built 1928)
    • 4348: two-story brick gable house (built 1923)
  • Glenwood Avenue (north) / 43rd Place South (south) intersects
  • Essex Road intersects
    • 4414: two-story brick & stucco gable house (built 1929)
    • 4415: one-story frame & stone gable house (built 1924)
    • 4418: one-story brick gable house (built 1924)
    • 4419: one-story stone gable house (built 1924)
    • 4425: two-story stucco house (built 1924)
    • 4427: two-story brick hip-roof house (built 1925)
    • 4429: 1 1/2-story brick gable house (built 1925)
  • Conroy Road intersects
    • 4433: 1 1/2-story brick gambrel house (built 1925), Birthday Culture
    • 4443: one-story brick hip-roof house (built 1964)
    • 4501: split-level frame & stucco house (built 1962)
  • avenue continues as Linwood Road

Crestwood South neighborhood

South East Lake neighborhood

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