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* [[54th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
* [[54th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
** north side
 
** north side
*** 5400: former location of [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (1922)
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*** 5400: former location of [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (1922), [[Sweatt's Service Station]] (1960)
 
**** 5400½: former location of [[Piquick Club]] (1920)
 
**** 5400½: former location of [[Piquick Club]] (1920)
 
*** 5402: former location of [[Woodlawn Savings Bank]] (1922)
 
*** 5402: former location of [[Woodlawn Savings Bank]] (1922)
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**** 5404½: former location of [[R. G. Lovelady]] & [[W. C. Farrar]] physicians / [[D. E. Duggar]] dentist / [[Woodlawn Real Estate & Insurance Co.]] / [[Mt Oliver National Farm Loan Co.]] / Masonic Hall (1922)
 
**** 5404½: former location of [[R. G. Lovelady]] & [[W. C. Farrar]] physicians / [[D. E. Duggar]] dentist / [[Woodlawn Real Estate & Insurance Co.]] / [[Mt Oliver National Farm Loan Co.]] / Masonic Hall (1922)
 
*** 5410: former location of [[Pridmore & Chandler]] meats (1922)
 
*** 5410: former location of [[Pridmore & Chandler]] meats (1922)
*** 5416: [[Langner Building]], former location of [[C. M. Riggins]] restaurant (1922)
+
*** 5416: [[Langner Building]], former location of [[C. M. Riggins]] restaurant (1922), [[Bishop's Flower & Gifts]] (1960)
*** 5422: former location of [[Dino's Hot Dogs]], [[Bayles Catering]] (-2018)
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*** 5418: former location of [[State Barbecue]] restaurant (1960)
*** 5424: [[Forge Chiropractic]] (2019-), former location of [[Smith's Apothecary]] (1973)
+
**** 5418A: former location of [[Purity Box Lunch Co.]] (1960)
*** 5428: [[Regions Bank]]
+
*** 5520: former location of [[Custom Barber Shop]] (1960)
 +
*** 5422: former location of [[Tasker Jones]] accountant / [[Gerelds & Wilkey Inc.]] real estate / [[Tommy Gerelds Insurance Agency]] (1960), [[Dino's Hot Dogs]], [[Bayles Catering]] (-2018)
 +
*** 5424: [[Forge Chiropractic]] (2019-), former location of [[Smith's Apothecary]] (1960–1973)
 +
*** 5428: [[Regions Bank]], former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1960)
 
*** 5430-5434: former location of [[Woodlawn United Methodist Church]] (built 1912, demolished 2011)
 
*** 5430-5434: former location of [[Woodlawn United Methodist Church]] (built 1912, demolished 2011)
 
** south side
 
** south side
*** 5401: [[Family Dollar]], former location of [[Mize Service Center]] gas station (1938)
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*** 5401: [[Family Dollar]], former location of [[Mize Service Center]] gas station (1938), [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 5403: [[Woodlawn Theatre]] / [[Mason Music Foundation]] (2020-), former location of [[Woodlawn Theatre]] (1924)
 
*** 5403: [[Woodlawn Theatre]] / [[Mason Music Foundation]] (2020-), former location of [[Woodlawn Theatre]] (1924)
 
*** 5411: former location of [[City Ice Delivery Co.]] (1922), [[May-Ree Beauty Salon]] (1938)
 
*** 5411: former location of [[City Ice Delivery Co.]] (1922), [[May-Ree Beauty Salon]] (1938)
*** 5417: former location of [[Goodyear Service Inc.]] (1938), [[Lane Rexall Drugs]] (1949)
+
*** 5417: former location of [[Goodyear Service Inc.]] (1938), [[Lane Rexall Drugs]] (1949-1960)
 
*** 5427: former location of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 12|Hose Company No. 12]]
 
*** 5427: former location of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 12|Hose Company No. 12]]
 +
 
* [[55th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[55th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side
 
** north side
 
*** 5500-5506: [[Woodrow Hall|Woodlawn Masonic Temple]]/[[Woodrow Hall]] (built 1914-1915)
 
*** 5500-5506: [[Woodrow Hall|Woodlawn Masonic Temple]]/[[Woodrow Hall]] (built 1914-1915)
**** 5500: [[Desert Island Supply Co.]] (2012-), former location of [[Bains Drug Co.]] (1922-1923), [[Jack's Pharmacy]] (1938)
+
**** 5500: [[Desert Island Supply Co.]] (2012-), former location of [[Bains Drug Co.]] (1922-1923), [[Jack's Pharmacy]] (1938), [[Hudson's Drugs]] (1960)
**** 5502: [[Red Mountain Makers]] (2013-), former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1938)
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**** 5502: [[Red Mountain Makers]] (2013-), former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1938), [[Trucks Clinic]] ([[Frank Trucks]] 1960)
**** 5504: former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office]] (1938)
+
**** 5504: former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office]] (1938), [[Crown Construction Co.]] (1960)
 +
***** 5504½: entrance to Masonic Temple
 
**** 5506: former location of [[Theater Barber Shop]] (1948)
 
**** 5506: former location of [[Theater Barber Shop]] (1948)
*** 5510: former location of [[T. P. Wood]] shoe repair (1922)
+
*** 5510: former location of [[T. P. Wood]] shoe repair (1922), [[King Car Service]] tire repairs
 
*** 5512: former location of [[T. B. Hopps]] garage (1922), [[Woodlawn Garage]] (1925)
 
*** 5512: former location of [[T. B. Hopps]] garage (1922), [[Woodlawn Garage]] (1925)
 
*** 5514: former location of [[The Elf's Attic]] craft store (1985), [[New Life Ministries]] (1990)
 
*** 5514: former location of [[The Elf's Attic]] craft store (1985), [[New Life Ministries]] (1990)
*** 5516: former location of [[J. L. Davis]] barber (1922), [[Aladdin Cleaners]] (1930-1938), [[American Furniture]] (1971), [[House of James]] (1990)
+
*** 5516: former location of [[J. L. Davis]] barber (1922), [[Aladdin Cleaners]] (1930-1938), [[American Furniture Co.]] (1960-1971), [[House of James]] (1990)
 
*** 5518: pocket park/walkway  
 
*** 5518: pocket park/walkway  
 
*** 5520-5522: [[Boogs Block]] also called [[Beggs Hall]], (built c. 1928)  
 
*** 5520-5522: [[Boogs Block]] also called [[Beggs Hall]], (built c. 1928)  
**** 5520: former location of [[William Drogains]] restaurant (1922), [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] / [[Logan Glover]] barber (1938), [[Touch of Bel Air]] / [[JP's Creative Cuts]] (2008), [[Salon You]]
+
**** 5520: former location of [[William Drogains]] restaurant (1922), [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] / [[Logan Glover]] barber (1938), [[Woodlawn Jewelry Co.]] / [[Woodlawn Barber Shop]] (1960), [[Touch of Bel Air]] / [[JP's Creative Cuts]] (2008), [[Salon You]]
**** 5522: former location of [[Woodlawn Hardware]] (1971), [[Burch Antiques]], [[ADW Temporary Staffing]] (2012)
+
**** 5522: former location of [[Woodlawn Hardware]] (1960-1971), [[Burch Antiques]], [[ADW Temporary Staffing]] (2012)
 
** south side
 
** south side
*** 5501: [[Imperial Hair & Beauty]], former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Family Warehouse]] (2007-2008), [[Mission Possible]] thrift store (2012)
+
*** 5501: [[Imperial Hair & Beauty]], former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Manufacturer's Outlet Stores]] (1960), [[Family Warehouse]] (2007-2008), [[Mission Possible]] thrift store (2012)
 
*** 5503-5505: [[Boehm Buildings]]
 
*** 5503-5505: [[Boehm Buildings]]
**** 5503: former location of [[Woodlawn Monument Co.]] (1922), [[Dixie Barber Shop]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Theatre]] / [[Mason Music Foundation]] (2020-), former location of [[Woodlawn Theatre]] (1929-1957), [[God's Army Outreach Bible Ministry]] (2007-)
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**** 5503: [[Woodlawn Theatre]] / [[Mason Music Foundation]] (2020-), former location of [[Woodlawn Monument Co.]] (1922), [[Dixie Barber Shop]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Theatre]] (1929-1957), [[Woodlawn Revival Center]] (1958), [[Theatre Barber Shop]] (1960), [[God's Army Outreach Bible Ministry]] (2007-)
 
***** 5503½/5503B: former location of National Guard Armory (1922), [[The Wood Doctor]] (-2007)
 
***** 5503½/5503B: former location of National Guard Armory (1922), [[The Wood Doctor]] (-2007)
**** 5505:  
+
**** 5505: former location of [[Sherwin-Williams Co.]] paints (1960)
 
*** 5507: [[1st Ave Upholstery]], former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938)
 
*** 5507: [[1st Ave Upholstery]], former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938)
*** 5509: former location of [[Pearson's Bakery]] (1938)
+
*** 5509: former location of [[Pearson's Bakery]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Bakery]] / [[Kitchencraft Bakeries]] (1960)
 
*** 5511: former location of [[City Ice Delivery]] (1938)
 
*** 5511: former location of [[City Ice Delivery]] (1938)
 
*** 5515-5519: former location of [[White House Sandwich Shop]] (1935-1938)
 
*** 5515-5519: former location of [[White House Sandwich Shop]] (1935-1938)
 +
**** 5515: former location of [[W. W. Mac Co.]] 5c to $1.00 store (1960)
 +
**** 5519: former location of [[Dinette Eat Shop]] (1960)
 
*** 5523-5529: [[Eastside Funeral Home]], former [[Woodlawn City Hall]] (built 1908)
 
*** 5523-5529: [[Eastside Funeral Home]], former [[Woodlawn City Hall]] (built 1908)
**** 5523: former location of [[C. L. Bromberg's]], [[Ben Franklin Store]] (1938), [[Fabric Jungle]], [[Kent Photo Service]] / [[Art & Frame Mart]] (1971)
+
**** 5523: former location of [[C. L. Bromberg's]], [[Ben Franklin Store]] (1938), [[Play Pen Toyland]] / [[Custom Frame Shoppe]] (1960), [[Fabric Jungle]], [[Kent Photo Service]] / [[Art & Frame Mart]] (1971)
**** 5525: former location of [[Morgan Bros.]] department store (1938)
+
***** 5523B: former location of [[Portrait Studio]] framer (1960)
 +
**** 5525: former location of [[Morgan Bros.]] department store (1938-1960)
 
**** 5527: former location of [[Woodlawn Library]] (1938)
 
**** 5527: former location of [[Woodlawn Library]] (1938)
**** 5529: [[Sound & Page]] music hall
 
  
 
* [[55th Place North]] intersects
 
* [[55th Place North]] intersects
** north side
+
** north side:
 
*** 5528-5532: Commercial building (built c. 1928)
 
*** 5528-5532: Commercial building (built c. 1928)
**** 5528: [[Shannon Brazil Studio]] beauty shop, former location of [[Lantrip's Drugs]] (1938), [[Smiles for Keeps]]
+
**** 5528: [[Shannon Brazil Studio]] beauty shop, former location of [[Lantrip's Drugs]] (1938-1960), [[Smiles for Keeps]]
***** 5528½: former location of [[Virginia Beauty Shoppe]] / [[Raymond Orr]] dentist (1938)
+
***** 5528½: former location of [[Virginia Beauty Shoppe]] (1938), [[Raymond Orr]] dentist (1938-1960), [[Savage Dental Laboratory]] / [[William Strickland Jr]] (1960)
**** 5530: [[Genry's Barber Shop]] (2018-), former location of [[Service Barber Shop]] (c.1934-1938), [[Fowler's Barber Shop]] (-1967), [[Varsity Barber Shop]] (1967), [[Hippodrome Barber Shop]] (1967-2018)
+
**** 5530: [[Genry's Barber Shop]] (2018-), former location of [[Service Barber Shop]] (c.1934-1938), [[Fowler's Barber Shop]] (1960–1967), [[Varsity Barber Shop]] (1967), [[Hippodrome Barber Shop]] (1967-2018)
**** 5532: [[Trove Design Shop]] (2019-), former location of [[Ideal Cafe]] (1938), [[Threads]] clothing
+
**** 5532: [[Trove Design Shop]] (2019-), former location of [[Ideal Cafe]] (1938), [[One Hour Cleaners]] (1960), [[Threads]] clothing
 
*** 5534-5544: vacant lot (buildings demolished before 2008)
 
*** 5534-5544: vacant lot (buildings demolished before 2008)
**** 5534: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners & Dyers]] (1938), washateria (before 1980)
+
**** 5534: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners & Dyers]] (1938-1960), washateria (before 1980)
**** 5538: former location of [[Krystal]] hamburgers<!--https://cdm16044.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p4017coll6/id/1554-->
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**** 5544: former location of [[Woodlawn Service Station]] (1938), [[Krystal]] hamburgers (1960)<!--https://cdm16044.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p4017coll6/id/1554-->
**** 5544: former location of [[Woodlawn Service Station]] (1938)
+
** south side:
** south side
+
*** 5529: [[Sound & Page]] music hall, former location of [[Woodlawn Shoe Rebuilders]] (1960)
*** 5531: Former location of [[Reliance Realty Co.]] (1938), [[Alma White Cafeteria]] (1949)
+
*** 5531: Former location of [[Reliance Realty Co.]] (1938), [[Alma White Cafeteria]] (1949), [[Liberty National Life Insurance Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 5533: former location of [[Shelton-Montano Appliance Co.]] (1938)
 
*** 5533: former location of [[Shelton-Montano Appliance Co.]] (1938)
*** 5535: [[City Meats]], formerly [[Mill's Restaurant]]
+
*** 5535: [[City Meats]], former location of [[Harris & Smith]] dry goods (1960)
*** 5537: former location of [[Nite-Owl Sandwich Shop]] (1938)
+
*** 5537: former location of [[Nite-Owl Sandwich Shop]] (1938), [[Mill's Restaurant]] (1960)
 
*** 5543-5549: [[Magic City Motors]]
 
*** 5543-5549: [[Magic City Motors]]
 
**** 5543: former location of [[William Nichols]] gas station (1938)
 
**** 5543: former location of [[William Nichols]] gas station (1938)
**** 5549: former location of [[Gaylord Service Station]] (1938)
+
**** 5547-5549: former location of [[Gaylord Tire & Service Station]] (1938-1960)
 +
 
 
* [[Georgia Road]] (north) / [[56th Street North]] (south) intersects
 
* [[Georgia Road]] (north) / [[56th Street North]] (south) intersects
** North side
+
** north side:
*** 5600: [[East Birmingham Church of God in Christ]] / [[East Birmingham Christian Academy]] (2008-), former location of [[56th Street Baptist Church]] (1922), [[Woodlawn Baptist Church]] (1938)
+
*** 5600-5612: [[East Birmingham Church of God in Christ]] / [[East Birmingham Christian Academy]] (2008-)
 +
**** 5600: former location of [[56th Street Baptist Church]] (1922), [[Woodlawn Baptist Church]] (1938-1960)
 +
**** 5608: former location of [[Bel-Aire Laundry]] self-service (1960)
 
*** 5616-5620: [[Woodlawn High School]] (built 1916)
 
*** 5616-5620: [[Woodlawn High School]] (built 1916)
*** 5624-5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] (1922-1938)
+
*** 5624-5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] (1922-1960)
**** 5626: former location of [[Boy Scout Troop 24]] (1938)
+
**** 5626: former location of [[Boy Scout Troop 24]] (1938-1960), [[Girl Scout Troop 199]] (1960)
 
**** 5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] Sunday School (1938)
 
**** 5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] Sunday School (1938)
*** 5630: former location of [[Samuel Sachs]] dry goods (1922), [[John Nunnelley]] shoe repair (1938)
+
*** 5630: former location of [[Samuel Sachs]] dry goods (1922), [[John Nunnelley]] shoe repair (1938), [[Spotless Cleaners]] (1960)
*** 5632: former location of [[Lawson Apartments]] (1938)
+
**** 5630½: former location of [[Ace Shoe Repair Service]] (1960)
** South side
+
*** 5632: former location of [[Lawson Apartments]] (1938-1960)
*** 5601: [[Ken Del Building]], former location of [[W. C. Vice Undertaking Co.]] (1922), [[W. C. Vice & Sons Funeral Home]] (1938), [[King's Catfish]], [[Nick's Grill]], [[Nick's Sundries]]
+
** south side:
 +
*** 5601: [[Ken Del Building]], former location of [[W. C. Vice Undertaking Co.]] (1922), [[W. C. Vice & Sons Funeral Home]] (1938), [[Mid-South Technical Institute]] (1960), [[King's Catfish]], [[Nick's Grill]], [[Nick's Sundries]]
 
*** 5607: former location of [[Hull Grocery Co.]] (1925-1938)
 
*** 5607: former location of [[Hull Grocery Co.]] (1925-1938)
*** 5613: former location of [[Piper's Ice Cream Store]] (1938)
+
*** 5611: former location of [[State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co.]] (1960)
*** 5623: former location of [[Christian's Barber & Style Shop]]
+
*** 5613: former location of [[Piper's Ice Cream Store]] (1938), [[Woodlawn TV & Appliance Co.]] (1960)
*** 5625: former location of [[Woodlawn Radio Shop]] (1930), [[Dick's Repair Shop]] bicycle repairs (1938)
+
*** 5619: former location of [[Crook Plumbing & Heating Co.]] (1960)
*** 5627: former location of [[Nicholas Hahamis]] confectionary (1938)
+
*** 5621: former location of [[State Farm Insurance Cos]] (1960)
 +
*** 5623: former location of [[Christian's Barber & Style Shop]], [[Audrey's Beauty Shop]] / [[Fashion Shop]] (1960)
 +
*** 5625: former location of [[Woodlawn Radio Shop]] (1930), [[Dick's Repair Shop]] bicycle repairs (1938), [[Nick's Place]] restaurant (1960)
 +
*** 5627: former location of [[Nicholas Hahamis]] confectionary (1938), [[Nick's Sundries]] confectionary (1960)
 +
 
 
* [[57th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[57th Street North]] intersects
** North side
+
** north side:
*** 5700: former location of [[New Sunshine Cleaners]] (1938), [[Hallmark Carpets]] (1971-1977)
+
*** 5700: former location of [[New Sunshine Cleaners]] (1938), [[Tom Jones Cleaning & Laundry Co.]] (1960), [[Hallmark Carpets]] (1971-1977)
*** 5702: former location of [[Woodlawn Cycle Co.]] (1938)
+
*** 5702: former location of [[Woodlawn Cycle Co.]] (1938), [[State Paint Manufacturing Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 5704: [[St Benedict's Veterans Center]], former location of [[Interfaith Hospitality House]]
 
*** 5704: [[St Benedict's Veterans Center]], former location of [[Interfaith Hospitality House]]
 
*** 5712-5720: [[Grace Episcopal Church]] (1890-, present building completed in 1927)
 
*** 5712-5720: [[Grace Episcopal Church]] (1890-, present building completed in 1927)
** South side
+
** south side:
*** 5701-5703: former location of [[Alabama Power Company]] substation
+
*** 5701-5703: former location of [[Alabama Power Company]] substation (1960)
 
**** 5701: former location of [[Nick Hahamis]] grocer (1922), [[Nick's Place]] (1924), [[John Galatis]] restaurant (1938)
 
**** 5701: former location of [[Nick Hahamis]] grocer (1922), [[Nick's Place]] (1924), [[John Galatis]] restaurant (1938)
 
**** 5703: former location of [[Birmingham Electric Co.]] substation (1938)
 
**** 5703: former location of [[Birmingham Electric Co.]] substation (1938)
 
*** 5705: [[Dream Center]] (former [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 12]]
 
*** 5705: [[Dream Center]] (former [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 12]]
*** 5709: [[Woodlawn Library]]
+
*** 5709: [[Woodlawn Library]] (1960)
  
 
* [[58th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[58th Street North]] intersects
** 5800: former location of [[Box Service Station]] / [[Box Coal & Transfer Co.]] (1938)
+
** north side:
** 5801: [[RC's Collision Paint & Body]], former location of [[A & P]] supermarket
+
*** 5800: former location of [[Box Service Station]] / [[Box Coal & Transfer Co.]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Service Center]] gas station (1960)
** 5810: [[Bullet Iron Works]], former location of [Joseph Towry]] auto repair (1938)
+
*** 5806: former location of [[Handy Automatic Laundry]] (1960)
** 5812: [[The Shop]] barber shop, former location of  [[Hill's Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1922-1938)
+
*** 5810: [[Bullet Iron Works]], former location of [Joseph Towry]] auto repair (1938), [[Mewbourne Auto Service]] (1960)
** 5814: [[The Basics]] clothing shop, former location of [[Leonard Word]] clothes cleaning (1938)
+
*** 5812: [[The Shop]] barber shop, former location of  [[Hill's Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1922-1938), [[Genuine Parts Co.]] auto parts (1960)
** 5816: [[Music World]], former location of [[Robert Weekley]] barber (1938)
+
*** 5814: [[The Basics]] clothing shop, former location of [[Leonard Word]] clothes cleaning (1938)
** 5831: [[Bayles Catering & Restaurant]] (2018-)
+
*** 5816: [[Music World]], former location of [[Robert Weekley]] barber (1938)
 +
** south side:
 +
*** 5801: [[RC's Collision Paint & Body]], former location of [[A & P]] supermarket (1960)
 +
*** 5831: [[Bayles Catering & Restaurant]] (2018-), former location of [[Edwards Service Station]] (1960)
 +
 
 
* [[59th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[59th Street North]] intersects
 
** 5901: [[Exxon]] gas station
 
** 5901: [[Exxon]] gas station
 
** 5904: [[McDonald's]] restaurant
 
** 5904: [[McDonald's]] restaurant
 +
** 5909-5913: former location of [[Myrtle Manor Apartments]]
 
** 5914: former location of [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1971)
 
** 5914: former location of [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1971)
** 5921: [[American Motel]]
+
** 5916: former location of [[Gaines Realty Co.]] (1960)
 +
** 5921: [[American Motel]], former location of [[Roebuck Motel Court No. 2]] (1960)
 +
** 5929: former location of [[Bowden-Bishop Inc.]] real estate (1960)
 
** 5930: former location of [[Drewry's Inn]] restaurant (1938), [[Bill's Barbecue]] (1962)
 
** 5930: former location of [[Drewry's Inn]] restaurant (1938), [[Bill's Barbecue]] (1962)
** 5936: [[Auto Professional Car Sales]], former location of [[Spur]] gas station (1966)
+
** 5936: [[Auto Professional Car Sales]], former location of [[Spur]] gas station (1960-1966)
 +
 
 
* [[60th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[60th Street North]] intersects
** 6000: [[Sky Inn]]
+
** 6000: [[Sky Inn]], former location of [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1960)
** 6013: [[Carver Apartments]] (vacant)
+
** 6013: [[Carver Apartments]] (vacant), former location of [[Spinning Wheel Beauty Shoppe]] (1960)
 
** 6021: [[Pacific Seafood]]
 
** 6021: [[Pacific Seafood]]
 +
 
* [[61st Street North]] intersects
 
* [[61st Street North]] intersects
 +
** 6100: former location of [[Bryant's Antique Shop]] (1960)
 
** 6101: [[Relax Inn]]
 
** 6101: [[Relax Inn]]
 +
** 6110: former location of [[Gladys E. Martin Plumbing Co.]] / [[Greyvan Van Lines]] (1960)
 
** 6117: former location of [[Helm Portrait Co.]] (1922), [[Arthur Motor Service]] (1928)
 
** 6117: former location of [[Helm Portrait Co.]] (1922), [[Arthur Motor Service]] (1928)
** 6130: former location of [[Blue Crane No. 2]] restaurant (1938)
+
** 6118: former location of [[Lakewood Cleaners]] (1960)
** 6131: former location of [[Fadely's Drug Store]] (1938)
+
** 6130: former location of [[Blue Crane No. 2]] restaurant (1938), apartments (1960)
 +
** 6131: former location of [[Fadely's Drug Store]] (1938-1960)
  
 
===[[Wahouma]]/[[East Lake]]===
 
===[[Wahouma]]/[[East Lake]]===

Revision as of 15:36, 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