Highland Towers

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1951 rendering of the Highland Towers building
Interior showing the kitchenette of a Highland Towers apartment, c. 1969

Highland Towers is a 12-story apartment building located at 2251 Highland Avenue. The unadorned brick building was developed in 1951 by the J. H. Perkins Company of Ensley and designed by Henry Sprott Long of the firm of Long & Gatling. Its furnished efficiency and one-bedroom apartments originally rented for $68 and $83, respectively. At the time of its opening on August 19, 1951 Highland Towers was the tallest residential building in the state of Alabama.

The Highland Towers Sundry Shop, which advertised itself as the "World's Smallest Super Market" and "Birmingham's Most Unusual Store" was located on the ground floor.

The tower flanks the Highland Avenue Overpass, completed in 1967, opposite the similarly-scaled Highland Plaza.

In September 2011 a large, white block-letter "You Are Beautiful" tag was painted on the building's south-facing parapet. The building owners spent $4000 to remove the graffiti.

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