Difference between revisions of "1st Avenue North"

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[[Image:Woodlawn City Hall.jpg|right|thumb|325px|Woodlawn City Hall at 5523 1st Ave. N.]]
 
[[Image:Woodlawn City Hall.jpg|right|thumb|325px|Woodlawn City Hall at 5523 1st Ave. N.]]
 
* [[47th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[47th Street North]] intersects
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** 4705: former location of [[Diamond Construction]] model sales office (1960)
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** 4707: former location of [[Diamond Construction]] business office (1960)
 
** 4709: former location of [[Stephens Wholesale Building Supply]] (1960)
 
** 4709: former location of [[Stephens Wholesale Building Supply]] (1960)
 
** 4711: former location of [[Concrete Products Co.]] (1922)
 
** 4711: former location of [[Concrete Products Co.]] (1922)
 
** 4727: former location of [[Empire Coal Yard]] (1938)
 
** 4727: former location of [[Empire Coal Yard]] (1938)
 
** 4729: former location of [[W. P. Wood Garage]] (1922)
 
** 4729: former location of [[W. P. Wood Garage]] (1922)
** 4732: former location of [[Leonard Miglionico]] ice cream, candy & tobacco store (1922-1925), [[Birmingham Statuary Products Co.]] / [[Musie Mauldin]] art instructor / [[Anthony Mariani]] (1938)
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** 4732: former location of [[Leonard Miglionico]] ice cream, candy & tobacco store (1922-1925), [[Birmingham Statuary Products Co.]] / [[Musie Mauldin]] art instructor / [[Anthony Mariani]] (1938), [[Wyatt Motor Co.]] used cars (1960)
** 4737-4745: former location of [[Rejoy Service Station]] (1938)
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** 4749: former location of [[Alf Bright]] florist (1938)
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* [[47th Place North]] intersects (north only)
** 4765-4767: former location of [[Seyforth Roofing Co.]] (1938)
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** 4737-4745: former location of [[Rejoy Service Station]] (1938), [[Camp-Poteet Equipment Co.]] building supplies (1960)
** 4766: former location of [[K Market & Grocery]] / [[Peter Vaccaro]] (1938)
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** 4749: former location of [[Alf Bright]] florist (1938), [[Springfield Automotive Parts Co.]] (1960)
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** 4740: former location of [[Roy Roane]] typewriter repairs (1960)
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** 4741: former location of [[Hardaman's Automotive Service]] (1960)
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** 4749: former location of [[Alf Bright]] building contractor (1960)
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** 4757: former location of [[Alva L. Wilkey & Sons Inc.]] contractors (1960)
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** 4765-4767: former location of [[Seyforth Roofing Co.]] (1938-1960)
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** 4766: former location of [[K Market & Grocery]] / [[Peter Vaccaro]] (1938), [[Hammond Grocery]] (1960)
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* [[48th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[48th Street North]] intersects
** 4800: former location of [[Martin's Pharmacy]] (1938)
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** 4800: former location of [[Martin's Pharmacy]] (1938), [[Self's Sundries]] (1960)
** 4802: former location of [[Lillian Woods]] grocery (1938)
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** 4802: former location of [[Lillian Woods]] grocery (1938), [[Babe's Cleaners]] (1960)
 
** 4811: [[Bachus Engineering]]
 
** 4811: [[Bachus Engineering]]
 
** 4816: former location of [[James Burson]] dentist (1938)
 
** 4816: former location of [[James Burson]] dentist (1938)
 
** 4821-4829: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' substation (1938)
 
** 4821-4829: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' substation (1938)
** 4831: former location of [[Acme Furniture Co.]] second-hand furniture (1938)
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** 4830: former location of apartments (1960)
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** 4831: former location of [[Acme Furniture Co.]] second-hand furniture (1938), [[Ligon Transfer & Furniture Co.]] (1960)
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* [[49th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[49th Street North]] intersects
** 4909: former location of [[Evan Kincheloe]] boarding house (1938)
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** 4905: former location of [[Dawson Electric Co.]] / [[Ingram Construction Co.]], [[The Conarc Co.]] building materials (1960)
** 4913: former location of [[Clarence Adams]] contractor (1938)
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** 4909: former location of [[Evan Kincheloe]] boarding house (1938), [[Atomic Creosoting Co.]] (1960)
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** 4913: former location of [[Clarence Adams]] contractor (1938), apartments (1960)
 
** 4917: former location of [[Edwards Furniture Galleries]] (1971)
 
** 4917: former location of [[Edwards Furniture Galleries]] (1971)
** 4924: [[One Stop Environmental]]
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** 4924: [[One Stop Environmental]], former location of [[Reese Engineering Co.]] heating contractor (1960)
** 4930: former location of [[Harold Morgan Auto & Mobile Home Sales]] (1971)
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** 4925: former location of [[House of Beauty Salon]] (1960)
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** 4926-4930: former location of [[Fiftieth Street Standard Service Station]] (1960)
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*** 4930: former location of [[Harold Morgan Auto & Mobile Home Sales]] (1971)
 
** 4931: [[50th Street Curb Market]] ([[W. W. Prickett]] 1958-1962)
 
** 4931: [[50th Street Curb Market]] ([[W. W. Prickett]] 1958-1962)
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* [[50th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[50th Street North]] intersects
** 5000: former location of [[Fennel Drug Co.]] (1938)
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** 5000: former location of [[Fennel Drug Co.]] (1938-1960)
** 5001: former location of [[Shelby & Co.]] grocer (1922), [[Radio Shoe Shop]] (1928), [[Burchfiel's Drug Store]] (1938)
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** 5001: former location of [[Shelby & Co.]] grocer (1922), [[Radio Shoe Shop]] (1928), [[Burchfiel's Drug Store]] (1938), [[Ye Olde Wash House]] laundromat (1960)
** 5002-5004: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938)
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** 5002-5004: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[Fiftieth Street Food Center]] (1960)
** 5003: former location of [[Woodlawn Drug Co.]] (1922), [[Babe's Place]] restaurant (1938)
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** 5003: former location of [[Woodlawn Drug Co.]] (1922), [[Babe's Place]] restaurant (1938), [[Pat's Cafe]] (1960)
** 5005: former location of [[Woodlawn Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1925)
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** 5005: former location of [[Woodlawn Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1925), [[Mack's Cleaners]] (1960)
 
*** 5005½: former location of [[H. E. Narkates]] clothes cleaner (1922)
 
*** 5005½: former location of [[H. E. Narkates]] clothes cleaner (1922)
 
*** 5005A: former location of ''[[Birmingham Post]]'' substation (1938)
 
*** 5005A: former location of ''[[Birmingham Post]]'' substation (1938)
** 5006: former location of [[John E. Reid]] barber (1938)
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** 5006: former location of [[John E. Reid]] barber (1938), [[Reid & Boyd Barber Shop]] (1960)
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** 5018: former location of [[D. B. Gooch & Associates]] manufacturers' agents (1960)
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** 5020: former location of [[Southern Tourist Home]] (1960)
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* [[51st Street North]] intersects
 
* [[51st Street North]] intersects
 
** 5113: former location of [[Southern Photo Service]] (1970s)
 
** 5113: former location of [[Southern Photo Service]] (1970s)
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** 5123: former location of [[First Wesleyan Methodist Church]] (1960)
 
** 5143: former location of [[Williams & Jinks]] grocers (1922)
 
** 5143: former location of [[Williams & Jinks]] grocers (1922)
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* [[52nd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[52nd Street North]] intersects
** 5200: former location of [[William Wardy]] grocer (1922)
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** 5200: former location of [[William Wardy]] grocer (1922), [[Edward Farrar]] dentist (1960)
** 5201: former location of [[McCarter Service Station]] (1938)
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** 5201: former location of [[McCarter Service Station]] (1938), [[Boyd Bros. Service Station]] (1960)
 
** 5210: former location of [[Rufus Cobb residence]] (1900)
 
** 5210: former location of [[Rufus Cobb residence]] (1900)
** 5230: [[Woco-Pep]] gas station / [[Oscar Randle]] (1930s-40s), [[Ray Harris Service Station]] (1964), [[D. J. Williams Motors]]
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** 5212: former location of [[H & W Auto Sales]] (1960)
** 5232: former location of [[J. Ray Snowden]] auto repairs (1938)
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** 5215: former location of [[Tobia Apartments]] (1960)
** 5245: former location of [[Unique Beauty Shop]] (1938)
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** 5230: former location of [[Woco-Pep]] gas station / [[Oscar Randle]] (1930s–1940s), [[Ray Harris Service Station]] (1960–1964), [[D. J. Williams Motors]]
** 5247: former location of [[Tobia Grocery Co.]] (1938)
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** 5232: former location of [[J. Ray Snowden]] auto repairs (1938), [[Ray's Auto Service]] (1960)
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** 5245: former location of [[Unique Beauty Shop]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Beauty School]] (1960)
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** 5247: former location of [[Tobia Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Underwood Radio & TV Service]] (1960)
 
** 5250: former location of [[James A. Collins]] physician (1938)
 
** 5250: former location of [[James A. Collins]] physician (1938)
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* [[53rd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[53rd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side
 
** north side
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*** 5300: former location of [[McElroy Motors]] used cars (1960)
 
*** 5310: [[Woodlawn Post Office]]
 
*** 5310: [[Woodlawn Post Office]]
*** 5350: former location of [[Woodlawn Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1922), [[Roberts Realty Co.]] (1938)
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*** 5312: former location of [[Woodlawn Nursery School]] (1960)
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**** 5312A: former location of [[B-Gay Cleaners]] (1960)
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*** 5316: former location of [[Mary Lucille Beauty Shop]] (1960)
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*** 5328: former location of [[Woodlawn Church of Christ]] (1960)
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*** 5350: former location of [[Woodlawn Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1922), [[Roberts Realty Co.]] (1938), [[Charles Head]] / [[John Jordan]] physicians (1960)
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*** 5358: former location of [[Pope Texaco Service]] (1960)
 
** south side
 
** south side
 
*** 5301-5303: former location of [[Wardy Grocery Co.]] (1938-1941)
 
*** 5301-5303: former location of [[Wardy Grocery Co.]] (1938-1941)
*** 5317: former location of [[W. S. Mallory]] grocer (1922)
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**** 5301: former location of [[Woodlawn Beverage Co.]] restaurant (1960)
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**** 5303: former location of [[Mary Carter Paint Factories]] (1960)
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*** 5317: former location of [[W. S. Mallory]] grocer (1922), [[Maurice Quick]] chiropractor (1960)
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*** 5325: former location of [[Leland Hull]] / [[Henry Ballard]] dentists (1960)
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*** 5333: former location of [[William Cunningham]] physician (1960)
 
*** 5341: former location of [[Bliss & Kelly]] restaurant (1928)
 
*** 5341: former location of [[Bliss & Kelly]] restaurant (1928)
 
*** 5343: former location of [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] (1928)
 
*** 5343: former location of [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] (1928)
*** 5349: former location of [[The Red-Neck]] or The Red-Nek (-1977), [[The Red-Neck|The Wheeler Dealer]] (1977- closed 1978)
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*** 5345: former location of [[John H. Jones]] psychologist (1960)
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*** 5349: former location of [[Sewell Termite Co.]] (1960), [[The Red-Neck]] or The Red-Nek (-1977), [[The Red-Neck|The Wheeler Dealer]] (1977–closed 1978)
 
*** 5353: former location of [[William Garlington]] physician (1938)
 
*** 5353: former location of [[William Garlington]] physician (1938)
*** 5357: former location of [[Woodlawn Medical Arts Building]] (1938)
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*** 5357: former location of [[Woodlawn Medical Arts Building]] (1938-1960)
 
*** 5365: former location of [[John J. Chapman]] piano tuner (1938)
 
*** 5365: former location of [[John J. Chapman]] piano tuner (1938)
*** 5371: former location of [[Three Dorriety Bros.]] printers / ''[[Woodlawn Herald]]'' newspaper (1938)
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*** 5469: former location of [[Hurley Knight]] physician (1960)
*** 5385: former location of [[Lewis Allbritton]] / [[Sterling Somerset]] physicians (1938)
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*** 5371: former location of ''[[Woodlawn Herald]]'' newspaper (1938), [[Three Dorriety Bros.]] printers (1938-1960)
*** 5391: former location of [[East End Apothecary]] (1949)
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*** 5373: former location of [[Charles Dorriety]] residence (1960)
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*** 5377: former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office|Woodlawn Station]] post office (1960)
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*** 5381: former location of [[Jack R. Smith]] physician (1960)
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*** 5385: former location of [[Lewis Allbritton]] / [[Sterling Somerset]] physicians (1938), [[Somerset & McDonald]] physicians (1960)
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*** 5389: former location of [[Alma White Cafeteria]] (1960)
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*** 5391: former location of [[East End Apothecary]] (1949-1960)
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* [[54th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
* [[54th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
** north side
 
** north side

Revision as of 15:10, 15 February 2020

The "Heaviest Corner on Earth" at 1st Avenue North and 20th Street

First Avenue North is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. The westernmost section by that name ends at Center Street, although the road continues further west as Cotton Avenue Southwest. The easternmost section ends at West Boulevard along Roebuck Municipal Golf Course. First Avenue North is the only east-west Birmingham street to run continuously from Center Street to Roebuck. It is also a two-way street for its entire length, the majority of which is four to five lanes wide.

Between Carraway Boulevard (formerly 26th Street) and 34th Street, 1st Avenue is on a viaduct which runs beside Sloss Furnaces. Between 42nd Street and 44th Street, 1st Avenue is separated from Messer Airport Highway by only a narrow, landscaped median. Messer Airport Highway is not accessible from 1st at this point, the closest links being 41st Street and 45th Place North. Two gas stations at either end of the narrow median use concrete barriers to prevent motorists from cutting through. First Avenue is also a primary street through the Woodlawn neighborhood.

U.S. Highway 11 runs along 1st Avenue from 9th Street in the east to between 86th and 87th Streets in the west. At this point in the west, the road forks, with Highway 11 continuing along Parkway East while 1st Avenue, the lesser route, continues for a block and a half to West Boulevard. U.S. Highway 78 also runs along 1st Avenue between 9th Street and 24th Street.

In addition, 1st Avenue is fully accessible from and to Interstate 59. It is directly accessible from Interstate 20 eastbound and provides direct access to I-20 westbound. It is accessible from the northbound side of the Elton B. Stephens Expressway (Highways 31 and 280). It passes under Interstate 65 without providing any access.

The first electric "thoroughfare lighting" was installed on 1st Avenue North on poles spaced 200 feet apart. The lighting was upgraded with new, taller poles on 100-foot spacings between 32nd and 85th Streets under the city's 1945 contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

See also

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Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 1st Avenue North category.

Smithfield

Downtown Birmingham

North Avondale

Woodlawn

Woodlawn City Hall at 5523 1st Ave. N.

Wahouma/East Lake

Bruno's Super Market at 6512 1st Avene North
1940s view of 1st Avenue North, looking east from 76th Street

North East Lake/South East Lake