Grasselli Heights

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Grasselli Heights
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Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 7
Community Grasselli community
Population 597
Area N/A
President John Wilson Jr
Meeting site Lawson State Community College, (map)
Meeting day 1st Monday
Neighborhood map Grasselli Heights

Grasselli Heights is a neighborhood in the Grasselli community of Birmingham. It was developed originally as a residential neighborhood for managers at the Grasselli Chemical Company plant nearby.

The neighborhood is bounded to the north by tracks owned by the Seaboard System Railroad, which separates it from the Western Steel Fabricators plant in unincorporated Jefferson County and from Birmingham's Riley-Travellick neighborhood. On the east and northeast the neighborhood is separated from Tarpley City by 37th Street Southwest, Rutledge Avenue and Wilson Road Southwest. Lawson State Community College and Wenonah High School are located just north of Grasselli Heights on Wilson Road.

Grasselli Heights borders East Brownsville to the south, bounded by Felix Avenue near Venice Road and then following the alleyways behind Willard Avenue and Carver Avenue. East Brownsville Park abuts Grasselli Heights at Felix Avenue. On the west the neighborhood is separated from Hillman Park by 45th Street Southwest.

The Grasselli Heights Neighborhood Association meets on the first Monday of each month at Lawson State Community College. John Wilson Jr is neighborhood president.

Grasselli Heights Park is a small neighborhood park located on the northwest corner of Viola Avenue and 43rd Street Southwest. Grasselli Heights shares the 35221 ZIP code with Powderly.

On July 24, 2008 a family of four living on Howard Avenue in Grasselli Heights was found murdered in their burning home. Two teenagers have been charged as of July 31, with investigation into other possible suspects continuing.


  • 2010: 659 (97.7% Black)
  • 2020: 597 (96.5% Black)