Pawnee Avenue

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Pawnee Avenue is the name of a segment of road connecting Niazuma Avenue to Country Club Road through the Irondale Gap of Red Mountain. The road divides Birmingham's Highland Park and Redmont Park neighborhoods.

The road was improved as part of the Birmingham Realty Company's "Estate Sector". The word "Pawnee" is an Anglicized version of the Siouan name for a tribe of Native Americans living in what is now Nebraska.

In the early 20th century, Pawnee Avenue began at 29th Street South (then called Iroquois Street).

Most of the estates on the south side of Pawnee Avenue were demolished in the early 1990s for construction of the Redmont Park gated community and Redmont Park Condominiums, both accessed from Niazuma Circle. Part of the grass-covered slope between the road and the community's entranceway was turned over to the city and dedicated as Hugo Black Park.

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