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'''14th Street South''' is a north-south street in midtown and southside [[Birmingham]].  14th Street begins at the southern end of [[14th Street North]] at the [[Railroad Reservation]] and the [[14th Street Underpass]]. From there it sets the western border of [[Railroad Park]], and then continues for sixteen blocks to where it intersects with [[17th Street South]] at the base of [[Red Mountain]].  It intersects the [[UAB]] campus and [[Phelan Park]].
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'''14th Street South''' is a [[north-south street]] in midtown and southside [[Birmingham]].  14th Street begins at the southern end of [[14th Street North]] at the [[Railroad Reservation]] and the [[14th Street Underpass]]. From there it sets the western border of [[Railroad Park]], and then continues for sixteen blocks to where it intersects with [[17th Street South]] at the base of [[Red Mountain]].  It intersects the [[UAB]] campus and [[Phelan Park]].
  
 
In the October [[2004]] update to the [[City Center Master Plan]], 14th Street was identified as a primary connector between the [[Civil Rights District]] and [[UAB]], in its proposed "Technology & Cultural District" initiative. The plan called for the enhancement of the street right-of-way as part of a network of "Green Streets" with tree plantings, upgraded sidewalk and crosswalk paving, lighting and signage.
 
In the October [[2004]] update to the [[City Center Master Plan]], 14th Street was identified as a primary connector between the [[Civil Rights District]] and [[UAB]], in its proposed "Technology & Cultural District" initiative. The plan called for the enhancement of the street right-of-way as part of a network of "Green Streets" with tree plantings, upgraded sidewalk and crosswalk paving, lighting and signage.
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==Notable Locations (north to south)==
 
==Notable Locations (north to south)==
''For an alphabetical list of locations, see the [[:Category:14th Street South|14th Street South category]].''
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{{Alphabetical locations}}
  
* [[Railroad Reservation]]
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* [[Railroad Reservation]] and [[14th Street Underpass]] (continues north as [[14th Street North]])
* Western end of [[Railroad Park]], former [[Powell Avenue]] intersection
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** east side:
**[[Merita Bread]]  
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*** 1-37: Western end of [[Railroad Park]], former [[Powell Avenue]] intersects
* [[1st Avenue South]] intersection
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****  25: former location of [[Whitson Coal & Coke Co.]] (1941-1970), [[Whitson Service Station]] and public scales (1964-1970)
**114: [[Good People Brewing Company]]
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** west side:
* [[2nd Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 10–20: [[Baker’s Row Student Housing]] (2021–), former location of [[Stacy Williams Co. building]] (built c. 1920s), former location of [[Williamson Furnace]] (1891), [[Stacy Williams Co.]] / [[Yellow Label Syrup]] (1920s-1994), [[Elmore's|V. J. Elmore's 5¢-10¢-25¢-$1.00 Stores]] (1964), [[Bangers Distribution]] wholesale firearms (1986-2016)
* [[3rd Avenue South]] intersection
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**** 14: [[Tasty Town]] (2021–)
**318: former location of [[Mabel's Beauty Shop & Chainsaw Repair]]
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*** 22-60: [[Bakers Row]] (2015-), formerly [[National Biscuit Co.]] bakery (1964), [[Interstate Bakeries]] (1970), [[Merita bakery]] (closed 2012)
**[[University House]]
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* [[4th Avenue South]] intersection
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* [[1st Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue A]]) intersects
**former location of [[Birmingham Macaroni Company]]
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** east side:
* [[5th Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 101-131: [[Regions Field]] (built 2013), [[SwitchYard on 14th]] (opened 2017)
* [[6th Avenue South]] intersection
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**** 113: former location of [[Sammy Salvo's Bar-B-Q]], [[Roy's Truck Stop]] restaurant (1964), [[Paradise Barbecue]] (1970)
**[[Bartow Arena]]
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** west side:
* [[7th Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 112: [[Wood Wade building]], [[Associated Equipment Company]] (2000-), former location of [[Wood & Crabbe Grain Co.]] (1926), [[Wood Wade Milling Co.]] feed (1939-1941), [[J. M. Cook Brokerage Co.]] (1964) [[Bolling & Huey Brokerage Co.]] (1964-1970)
**former location of [[Greater Shiloh Baptist Church]]
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*** 114-120: [[Good People Brewing Company]], former location of [[Birmingham Grain Co.]] feed (1926-1941), [[Birmingham Beverage Co.]] distributers (1970), [[Diamond Glass & Mirror]] (2000), [[Mattress Warehouse]]/[[Southerland Wholesale]] (2007), [[Atlas Keg Co.]]
* [[University Boulevard]] intersection
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**[[Heritage Hall]]
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* [[2nd Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue B]]) intersects (west only, 1400-1500 blocks closed in 2012 for construction of Regions Field)
* [[9th Avenue South]] intersection
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** east side:
**901: [[UAB Chemistry Building]]
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*** 201-231: [[Regions Field]] (built 2013)
* [[10th Avenue South]] intersection
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**** 201: former location of [[Moore-Handley Warehouse No. 4]] (1926-1941), [[UAB University Stores Warehouse]]
**1001: [[Blount Hall]]
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** west side:
* [[11th Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 200-234: [[University House]] apartments (built 2007)
**1117: [[UAB Police Department]], former location of [[Jonathan Shaw residence]]
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* [[12th Avenue South]]intersection
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* [[3rd Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue C]]) intersects
* [[13th Avenue South]] intersection, roadway shifts 1/2 block east
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** east side:
**[[Phelan Park]], [[Dreamland Bar-B-Q]]
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*** [[Midtown Pediatrics]]
* [[14th Avenue South]] intersection
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** west side:
**[[Tower Court Apartments]]
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*** 302: former location of [[Hopewell Baptist Church]] (2000)
* [[15th Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 304: former location of [[Mutual Service Station]] (1964-1970)
* [[16th Avenue South]] intersection
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*** 312: former location of [[Alabama Lock & Key]]
* [[17th Avenue South]] terminus
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*** 316: former location of [[Specialty Printing]] (-1986)
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*** 318: former location of [[Modern Food Mart]] (1964-1970) [[Horizon Club]] (1980s), [[Mabel's Beauty Shop & Chainsaw Repair]] (1986-1989)
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* [[4th Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue D]]) intersects
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** east side:
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*** 401-431: [[Jefferson County Department of Health]] General Services Annex
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** west side:
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*** 400: former location of [[Birmingham Macaroni Company]] (1911-1926), [[Pizitz]] warehouse (1939-1941), [[Discount Sales]] used furniture (1964-1970)
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*** 430: former location of [[14th Street Service Station]] (1939-1970), [[Goodwin Oil & Tire Co.]] (2000), [[Citgo]] gas station, [[Baths Barks & Bubbles Pet Spa]] (2017-2019)
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* [[5th Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue E]]) intersects
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** east side:
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*** 501-515: [[Jefferson County Department of Health Parking Deck]]
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**** 501: former location of [[Allison Oil Co.]] gas station (1964), [[Randolph Standard Service Station]] (1970)
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*** 517-533: [[Guy M. Tate Building]], [[Jefferson County Department of Health]] (built 1979)
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**** 521: former location of [[Crawford Boiler & Steel Co.]] (1939-1970)
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** west side:
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*** 500-514: [[UAB Department of Human Resources]]
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**** 504-506: pair of duplex residences (1970)
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*** 516-534: [[UAB Steam Plant]]
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**** 520: former location of a small apartment building (1970)
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* [[6th Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue F]]) intersects
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** east side:
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*** 601-633: [[Cooper Green Deck|Cooper Green Parking Deck]]
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**** 607: former location of [[Sisters of Mercy Convent]] (1926-1941), [[Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School]] (1964-1970)
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**** 613: former location of [[Johnnie's Market]] grocery (1964)
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** west side:
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*** 600-634: [[Bartow Arena]] (built 1988 as "UAB Arena")
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**** 624: former location of [[Greater Shiloh Baptist Church]] (1927-1968)
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* [[7th Avenue South]] (formerly [[Avenue G]]) intersects (east only)
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** east side:
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*** 701-733: [[Hill Student Center]] (built 2015), former location of [[Hill University Center]] (1983-2013)
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**** 701: former location of [[Manhattan Cleaners]] (1939-1941), [[14th Street Resale Store]] (1964), [[14th Street Rummage Sales]] (1970)
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**** 703: former location of [[WVOK-AM]], [[Joe & Cynt's Place]] bar (1970)
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**** 707: former location of [[Madame Clisby]] beauty salons (1910s), [[James J. Cox Funeral Home]] (1939-1941)
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**** 727: former location of [[Thomas School]] (1952)
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** west side:
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*** 700-734: [[Campbell Hall]]
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**** 700: former location of
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**** 714: former location of [[Madame Clisby residence]] ("The Gables", 1920s)
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**** 730: former location of [[Lerner Pharmacy]] (1964-1970)
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* [[University Boulevard]] (formerly [[Avenue H]], [[8th Avenue South]]) intersection
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** east side:
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*** 801-831: [[Heritage Hall]]
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**** 801: former location of [[Jimale Grocery]] ([[Jimale Bohorfoush]]), 1941), [[8th Avenue Garage]] (1964-1970)
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** west side:
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*** 800: [[UAB Mini Park]] (dedicated 1977), former location of [[Cameron Elementary School]] (1892-1964)
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* [[9th Avenue South]] (vacated) formerly intersected , pedestrian overpass
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** east side:
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*** 901: [[UAB Chemistry Building]] (built 1972 as University College Building No. 2), former location of [[John T. Harrington]] general merchandise (1939-1941),  [[14th Street Appliance Repair Shop]] (1970)
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*** 919-931: [[UAB Campus Green]] (southwest corner)
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**** 931: former location of [[New Sunshine Cleaners]] (1939), [[Howard Odorless Cleaners & Launderers]] (1941-1970)
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** west side:
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*** 900: former location of [[UAB Education Building]] (built 1971 as University College Building No. 1; demolished in 2021), former location of an apartment building (1970)
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*** 916-932: [[Mervyn H. Sterne Library]] (built 1972)
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**** 932: former location of [[Stephen's Grocery]] (1964-1970)
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* [[10th Avenue South]] intersects
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** East side
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*** 1001-1033: [[Blount Hall]] (built 2001)
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**** 1005: former location of an apartment building (1970)
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**** 1011: former location of an apartment building (1970)
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**** 1015: former location of an apartment building (1970)
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** West side
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*** 1000-1018: [[Snoozy's College Bookstore]]  (2002-2017)
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**** 1000B: [[WOW Cafe]], former location of [[Italia Express]]/[[PC Net]] computer equipment (2007)
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**** former location of an apartment building (1926), a medical office (1970)
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*** 1020-1040: parking lot
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**** 1022: former location of [[Lillie Lane Boarding House]] (1964)
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**** 1028: former location of an apartment building (1970)
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**** 1032: former location of an apartment building (1970)
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**** 1040: former location of [[Modular Security Systems]] (2007)
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* [[11th Avenue South]] intersects
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** east side:
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*** 1101: [[Grant's Chevron]] service station, former location of [[Citgo]] gas station
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*** 1115: former location of an apartment building (1964)
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*** 1117: [[UAB Police Headquarters]] (2018), former location of [[Jonathan Shaw residence]], [[University Credit Union]]
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*** 1131: former location of [[Sharon Apartments]] (1964-1970)
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*** 1141: [[Tivoli Apartments]], formerly the [[Tivoli Apartments|Christine Apartments]] (built c. 1929)
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** west side:
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*** 1110: former location of an apartment building (1964)
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*** 1120-1122: former location of an apartment building (1964)
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* [[12th Avenue South]] intersects
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* [[13th Avenue South]] intersects, roadway shifts 1/2 block east
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** [[Phelan Park]] (west corner)
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** [[Dreamland Bar-B-Que]] parking lot
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* [[14th Avenue South]] intersects
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** 1400-1402: former location of an apartment building (1941-1964)
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** 1407: [[Ballard III]] apartments, formerly [[The Kenland]] apartments (1939-1970)
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** 1408: former location of [[Carleton Apartments]]<!--Carlton--> (1939-1970)
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** 1409: former location of [[Williams Apartments]] (1939-1941), [[Duncan Apartments]] (1964-1970)
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** 1411: former location of [[Laumer Apartments]] (1939-1970)
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** 1413: former location of [[Shermont Apartments]] (1939-1970)
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** 1416: former location of an apartment building (1941-1964)
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** 1421: former location of an apartment building (1964)
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* [[15th Avenue South]] intersects
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** 1504-1506: former location of [[Burlington Apartments]] (1926-1941), [[Nin-Ray Apartments]] (1964-1970)
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* [[16th Avenue South]] intersects
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* [[17th Avenue South]], road ends
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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* Urban Design Associates (October 2004) ''[http://www.informationbirmingham.com/planning/masterplanupdate.pdf City Center Master Plan Update for the City of Birmingham, Alabama]''. (48.5 MB PDF)
 
* Spencer, Thomas (March 14, 2011) "Street marked for sharing with cyclists." ''Birmingham News''
 
* Spencer, Thomas (March 14, 2011) "Street marked for sharing with cyclists." ''Birmingham News''
  
 
[[Category:14th Street South|*]]
 
[[Category:14th Street South|*]]

Latest revision as of 10:21, 29 July 2021

14th Street South is a north-south street in midtown and southside Birmingham. 14th Street begins at the southern end of 14th Street North at the Railroad Reservation and the 14th Street Underpass. From there it sets the western border of Railroad Park, and then continues for sixteen blocks to where it intersects with 17th Street South at the base of Red Mountain. It intersects the UAB campus and Phelan Park.

In the October 2004 update to the City Center Master Plan, 14th Street was identified as a primary connector between the Civil Rights District and UAB, in its proposed "Technology & Cultural District" initiative. The plan called for the enhancement of the street right-of-way as part of a network of "Green Streets" with tree plantings, upgraded sidewalk and crosswalk paving, lighting and signage.

In March 2011 the newly repaved roadway through UAB to Railroad Park was marked with what are called "sharrows", creating shared motor-travel and bicycle lanes to allow for bicycle traffic without giving up travel lanes. Road signage encouraging motorists to "share the road" were also installed.

Notable Locations (north to south)

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 14th Street South category.
  • 10th Avenue South intersects
    • East side
      • 1001-1033: Blount Hall (built 2001)
        • 1005: former location of an apartment building (1970)
        • 1011: former location of an apartment building (1970)
        • 1015: former location of an apartment building (1970)
    • West side

References