Ensley Five Points West Avenue

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Ensley Avenue, looking north at Avenue U. Photograph by O. V. Hunt.

Ensley Five Points West Avenue, formerly Ensley Avenue, is a road which connects Five Points West at Bessemer Road (U.S. Highway 11) in Central Park, northwest through Ensley Highlands and Tuxedo to 15th Street Ensley near the former Councill Elementary School in the eastern part of Ensley.

Before the late 1940s, the avenue was divided with a streetcar track in the median. Where the avenue crested two hills, the tracks ran through cuts supported by retaining walls on either side. During the 1950s those areas were leveled and the entire median paved to create more lanes for traffic.

Notable addresses (north to south)

Ensley

Ensley Highlands

Central Park

References