Mason City

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Mason City
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Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 6, 7
Community Southwest community
Population 814
Area N/A
President Brenda Vaugh
Meeting site Henry Crumpton Community Center, (map)
Meeting day 1st Tuesday
Website
Neighborhood map Mason City

Mason City is a neighborhood in Birmingham's Southwest community. It is located west of Montevallo Road/Martin Luther King, Jr Drive, and south of the West End Manor and Woodland Park neighborhoods across the CSX Railroad tracks and Nabor's Branch. On the west it abuts the Powderly neighborhood, bounded by Cooper Green Park. Part of the neighborhood extends south of Spaulding-Ishkooda Road on the north slope of Red Mountain, abutting the Oxmoor neighborhood.

There are no public schools or branch libraries in Mason City. Cooper Green Housing Community occupies the northwestern part of the neighborhood along Arthur Shores Drive. Shadow Lawn Memorial Park and Grace Hill Cemetery are located in the northeast section . The studios of WJLD-AM are also in the neighborhood. First Baptist Church of Mason City is located on 13th Place Southwest.

Most of Mason City lies within Birmingham City Council District 6, with the southernmost section in District 7. Students in the neighborhood attend Hemphill Elementary School, Arrington Middle School, and Wenonah High School.

It is represented in the Alabama House of Representatives in Alabama House District 52. The community is served by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service from Birmingham Fire Station No. 25 on Wilson Road Southwest.

W. L. Williams Jr was the neighborhood president until his death in 2013. Brenda Vaugh is the current president. Arron Jackson is vice-president and Brenda Owens is secretary.

CSX has won narrow approval from the City Council to construct an additional track near Mason City with an overpass rising at 12th Street Southwest near Cooper Green Park where the new track would turn southward toward Montevallo Road. In efforts to gain community support, the company donated money to relocate a baseball diamond away from the proposed track and sponsored Habitat for Humanity's renovation project in the neighborhood. The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, however, declined to cede an easement requested by the railroad.

References

  • Bryant, Joseph D. (January 2, 2013) "Birmingham council approves new CSX railroad line over objections of area residents." The Birmingham News