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===[[Wahouma]]/[[East Lake]]===
 
===[[Wahouma]]/[[East Lake]]===
* 6100-6300 blocks: [[Interstate 20]] interchange
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* 6200-6300 blocks: [[Interstate 20]] interchange
** 6200: former location of [[The Goodie Shoppe]] bakery (1925)
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** 6200: former location of [[The Goodie Shoppe]] bakery (1925), [[Charlie's Place]] restaurant (1960)
** 6201: former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938)
+
** 6201: former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Southern Stores Co.]] (1960)
** 6202: former location of [[Armstrong Cleaners & Dyers]] (1938)
+
** 6202: former location of [[Armstrong Cleaners & Dyers]] (1938), [[Ad-Vance Cleaners]] (1960)
** 6203-6205: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938)
+
** 6203-6205: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[McPherson's Barn]] antiques (1960)
** 6230: former location of [[Rufus Cobb residence]], [[Burk's Antique Shop]]
+
** 6206: former location of [[Selby's Laundromat]] (1960)
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** 6230: former location of [[Rufus Cobb residence]], [[Burks Antique Shop]] ([[Victor Burks]] 1960)
 +
* [[63rd Street North]] intersects
 +
** 6304: former location of [[Master-Bilt Aluminum Products]] (1960)
 
* [[64th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[64th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side
 
** north side
 
*** 6400: [[Woodlawn Petro]] gas station / [[Mr Glenn's Barber Shop]] / [[DeeKnowsPhones]] / [[Easy Money]] check cashing
 
*** 6400: [[Woodlawn Petro]] gas station / [[Mr Glenn's Barber Shop]] / [[DeeKnowsPhones]] / [[Easy Money]] check cashing
*** 6412: former location of [[White's Moving & Storage Co.]] (1938)
+
*** 6404: former location of [[George Bienvenu]] chiropractor (1960)
*** 6424: former location of [[First Avenue Coal & Lumber Co.]] (1938)
+
*** 6412: former location of [[White's Moving & Storage Co.]] (1938), [[Self & Co.]] sausages / [[McKinley Hauling Co.]] (1960)
 +
*** 6424: former location of [[First Avenue Coal & Lumber Co.]] (1938), [[Whaley Co.]] contractors / [[Big Four Lumber & Supply Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 6426: former location of [[D. E. McKinley & Brother]] coal & transfer (1930), [[A. H. McKinley & Brother]] coal & transfer (1938)
 
*** 6426: former location of [[D. E. McKinley & Brother]] coal & transfer (1930), [[A. H. McKinley & Brother]] coal & transfer (1938)
 
*** 6434-6440: [[Birmingham City Schools Transportation Department]], former location of [[Miller's]] department store, [[BTNB Operations Center]] (built 1977), [[SouthTrust Bank Operations Center]], [[Wachovia Operations Center]], [[Wells Fargo Data Center]]
 
*** 6434-6440: [[Birmingham City Schools Transportation Department]], former location of [[Miller's]] department store, [[BTNB Operations Center]] (built 1977), [[SouthTrust Bank Operations Center]], [[Wachovia Operations Center]], [[Wells Fargo Data Center]]
**** 6436: former location of [[Edward Choate]] auto repairs (1938)
+
**** 6436: former location of [[Edward Choate]] auto repairs (1938), [[Elma Rhoades]] chiropractor (1960)
**** 6440: former location of [[Word Service Center]] gas station (1938)
+
**** 6440: former location of [[Word Service Center]] gas station (1938), [[Box Service Station]] (1960)
 
** south side
 
** south side
 +
*** 6401: former location of apartments (1960)
 
*** 6409: former location of [[Woodlawn Monument Co.]] (1925-1938)
 
*** 6409: former location of [[Woodlawn Monument Co.]] (1925-1938)
 +
*** 6411: former location of [[Southern Photo Service]] (1960)
 +
*** 6415: former location of [[Roebuck Gardens]] florist (1960)
 
*** 6429: former location of [[Birmingham Cable]] public access studio (1981)
 
*** 6429: former location of [[Birmingham Cable]] public access studio (1981)
*** 6435: [[Birmingham Autobody and Parts Supply]]
+
*** 6435: [[Birmingham Autobody and Parts Supply]], former location of [[Rainbow Roller Rink]] (1960)
 
*** 6437: former location of [[M & P Service]] gas station (1938), [[Burger Chef]]
 
*** 6437: former location of [[M & P Service]] gas station (1938), [[Burger Chef]]
 
*** 6449: [[Birmingham Fire Station #12]]
 
*** 6449: [[Birmingham Fire Station #12]]
 +
*** 6451: former location of [[Rogers Brothers Post No. 3565]], [[Veterans of Foreign Wars]] (1960)
 +
*** 6455: former location of [[65th Street Service Station & Garage]] (1960)
 +
 
* [[65th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[65th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 6500-6502: former location of [[Sivley Iron Works]] (1938), [[Millers]] discount department store (1965-)
+
*** 6500–6502: former location of [[Sivley Iron Works]] (1938), [[Edward Hyman Used Cars]] (1960), [[Millers]] discount department store (1965-)
*** 6504: former location of [[Wahouma Masonic Temple]] (1938) / [[Frank Feltus]] hardware (1938)
+
*** 6504–6506: former location of [[Merchant's Equipment Co.]] (1960)
*** 6506: former location of [[T. M. Booth & Son]] poultry / [[Amco Feed Store]] (1938)
+
**** 6504: former location of [[Wahouma Masonic Temple]] (1938) / [[Frank Feltus]] hardware (1938)
*** 6508: former location of [[McAlister Furniture Co.]] (1938)
+
**** 6506: former location of [[T. M. Booth & Son]] poultry / [[Amco Feed Store]] (1938)
*** 6510: [[Wright Equipment]], former location of [[Martha's Creamery]] / [[Gaines Flower Shop]] (1938)
+
*** 6508: former location of [[McAlister Furniture Co.]] (1938), [[Wahouma Hardware Store]]  (1960)
 +
*** 6510: [[Wahouma Masonic Temple]], [[Wright Equipment]], former location of [[Martha's Creamery]] / [[Gaines Flower Shop]] (1938), [[Nelson Radio & Television Service]] (1960)
 
[[File:Bruno's super market 6512 1st.jpg|right|thumb|Bruno's Super Market at 6512 1st Avene North]]
 
[[File:Bruno's super market 6512 1st.jpg|right|thumb|Bruno's Super Market at 6512 1st Avene North]]
*** 6512-6518: [[Willis Tire]], former location of [[Bob's Trading Post]] / [[Bob's Trading Post|Bob's Trading Post Beauty Shop]] (1941), [[Bruno's|Bruno's Super Market]] (1950s-1960s), [[WAP Warehouse]] (2012), [[Used Tire Clearance Center]] (2016), [[Good Tires]]
+
*** 6512-6514: [[Willis Tire]], former location of [[Bob's Trading Post]] / [[Bob's Trading Post|Bob's Trading Post Beauty Shop]] (1941), [[Bruno's|Bruno's Super Market]] (1950s–1960s), [[WAP Warehouse]] (2012), [[Used Tire Clearance Center]] (2016), [[Good Tires]]
**** 6518: former location of [[Barnett Furniture Co.]] (1971)
+
*** 6516: former location of [[Chew East Lake Furniture Co.]] (1960)
 +
*** 6518: former location of [[Barnett Furniture Co.]] (1971)
 +
*** 6520: former location of [[Wahouma Trading Post]] department store (1960)
 
*** 6522-6524: former location of [[Birmingham Shirt Co.]] manufacturers (1938)
 
*** 6522-6524: former location of [[Birmingham Shirt Co.]] manufacturers (1938)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** 6501: [[Piggly-Wiggly]] grocery store / [[Mills Pharmacy]], former location of [[Mack's Barbecue Stand]] (1938)
+
*** 6501: [[Piggly-Wiggly]] grocery store / [[Mills Pharmacy]], former location of [[Mack's Barbecue Stand]] (1938–1960)
 
*** 6505: former location of [[William H. Mitchell]] general merchandise / [[U.S. Post Office Substation No. 7]] (1938)
 
*** 6505: former location of [[William H. Mitchell]] general merchandise / [[U.S. Post Office Substation No. 7]] (1938)
 +
*** 6517: former location of [[Ronald Holcombe]] chiropractor (1960)
 
*** 6519: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' branch (1938)
 
*** 6519: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' branch (1938)
*** 6521: [[Liberty Tax Service]] (2008)
+
*** 6521: [[Liberty Tax Service]] (2008), former location of [[Wahouma Auto Parts]] (1960)
*** 6523: [[Thrive Together Jefferson County]] (2019-), former location of [[Gold Star Barber Shop]] (1938), [[Picture Perfect Salon]] (2007-2008) / [[E-Tax]] (2008), [[Serving You Ministries]] (2016-)
+
*** 6523: [[Thrive Together Jefferson County]] (2019-), former location of [[Gold Star Barber Shop]] (1938), [[Sam's Gold Star Barber Shop]] (1960), [[Picture Perfect Salon]] (2007-2008) / [[E-Tax]] (2008), [[Serving You Ministries]] (2016-)
*** 6525: [[Hope Inspired Ministries]], former location of [[Anointed Assembly of Christian Fraternities and Sororities]]
+
*** 6525-6531: former location of [[McNeal Service Station]] (1923-1925), [[Wahouma Service Station]] (1938), [[Wahouma Garage & Service Station]] (1960)
*** 6531: former location of [[McNeal Service Station]] (1923-1925), [[Wahouma Service Station]] (1938)
+
*** 6525: [[Hope Inspired Ministries]], former location of [[Anointed Assembly of Christian Fraternities & Sororities]]
  
 
* [[66th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[66th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 6600: [[AutoZone]], former location of [[Judson Head]] shoe repair (1938)
+
*** 6600: [[AutoZone]], former location of [[Judson Head]] shoe repair (1938), [[Wholesale Car Co.]] (1960)
*** 6604: [[J & K Auto Sales]]
+
*** 6604: [[J & K Auto Sales]], former location of [[Martin Sinclair Service Station]] (1960)
*** 6630: [[State Fair Coney Island]], former location of [[Fred Robinson]] barber / [[Snowhite Laundry]] (1938), [[66th Street Cleaners]], [[Carlisle Realty]] (2008-2012)
+
*** 6630: [[State Fair Coney Island]], former location of [[Fred Robinson]] barber (1938–1960), [[66th Street Cleaners]], [[Carlisle Realty]] (2008-2012)
 +
*** 6632: former location of [[Snowhite Laundry]] (1938), [[Tillery Cleaners]] (1960)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** 6601: [[Stan's Auto Service]], former location of [[John Baumeister]] grocery (1938)
+
*** 6601: [[Stan's Auto Service]], former location of [[John Baumeister]] grocery (1938), [[Wahouma Rent-It Service]] tools (1960)
 
*** 6629: [[Family Dollar]]
 
*** 6629: [[Family Dollar]]
  
 
* [[67th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[67th Street North]] intersects
** 6700: former location of [[Acton Cahaba Coal Co.]] (1938)
+
** 6700–6708: former location of [[Acton Cahaba Coal Co.]] (1938), [[Wahouma Auto Sales]] (1960)
** 6707: [[Eastlake Tire Center]] (2007-)
+
*** 6708: [[Carlisle Classy Cars]] (2008-), former location of [[67th Street Service Station]] (1938)
** 6708: [[Carlisle Classy Cars]] (2008-), former location of [[67th Street Service Station]] (1938)
+
** 6707: [[Eastlake Tire Center]] (2007-), former location of [[Fullilove Automotive Service]] (1960)
** 6712: [[Bama Motel]], former location of [[Laura Carlisle]] beauty shop (1938)
+
** 6712: [[Bama Motel]] (1960–), former location of [[Laura Carlisle]] beauty shop (1938)
 
** 6721: [[Dynasty Car Wash]], former location of [[Bessie Bowden]] physiotherapist (1938)
 
** 6721: [[Dynasty Car Wash]], former location of [[Bessie Bowden]] physiotherapist (1938)
** 6725: [[Woody's Automotive Repair]], former location of [[1st Ave. Ice & Package Store]] (1973)
+
** 6725: [[Woody's Automotive Repair]], former location of [[Swalley Printing Co.]] (1960), [[1st Avenue Ice & Package Store]] (1973)
** 6727: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1973)
+
** 6727: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[Gravely Sales & Service Co.]] tractors (1960), [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1973)
** 6729: former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Hope Tax Service]] (2012), [[Stunning's II Carpet Cleaning]] (2015)
+
** 6729: former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Brooker Food Store]] (1960), [[Hope Tax Service]] (2012), [[Stunning's II Carpet Cleaning]] (2015)
 +
** 6730: former location of [[Gaither's Service Station]] (1960)
 
** 6731: [[Sally's African Hair Braiding]] (2015-), former location of [[Bennett Flower Shop]] (1938)
 
** 6731: [[Sally's African Hair Braiding]] (2015-), former location of [[Bennett Flower Shop]] (1938)
** 6733: former location of [[Fadely's Drug Store]] (1938), [[Don Fadely Drugs]] (1971), [[The People's Wear]] (2007-2009), [[Colston & Davison Barber Shop]] (2015-2016), [[We Strive For Perfection Barber Shop]] (2017)  
+
** 6733: former location of [[Don Fadely's Drug Store]] (1938–1971), [[The People's Wear]] (2007-2009), [[Colston & Davison Barber Shop]] (2015-2016), [[We Strive For Perfection Barber Shop]] (2017)  
  
 
* [[68th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[68th Street North]] intersects
** 6800: former location of [[Birmingham Corvette]]
+
** 6800: former location of [[H. H. Wilson Furniture Store]] (1960), [[Birmingham Corvette]] (1990s–)
 
** 6801-6805: [[Sunoco]] gas station (2016-), formerly [[Marathon]] gas station (2015-2016)
 
** 6801-6805: [[Sunoco]] gas station (2016-), formerly [[Marathon]] gas station (2015-2016)
 
*** 6801: Package Store
 
*** 6801: Package Store
 
*** 6803: [[1st Avenue FoodMart]]
 
*** 6803: [[1st Avenue FoodMart]]
 
*** 6805: [[Ensley's Seafood]], former location of [[Kelly's Hamburger Drive-In]], [[Lee Seafood]] (2015)
 
*** 6805: [[Ensley's Seafood]], former location of [[Kelly's Hamburger Drive-In]], [[Lee Seafood]] (2015)
** 6816: former location of [[EZ Pawn]] (2008-2012)
+
** 6816: former location of [[Charlie Howard's Drive In Cleaners & Laundry]] (1960), [[EZ Pawn]] (2008-2012)
 
** 6820: [[Fast Truck Fuel]] / [[A 1 Food Mart]]
 
** 6820: [[Fast Truck Fuel]] / [[A 1 Food Mart]]
 
** 6821: [[Boost Mobile]] (2015-), former location of [[East Lake Title Loans]] (2007)
 
** 6821: [[Boost Mobile]] (2015-), former location of [[East Lake Title Loans]] (2007)
 
** 6825: [[Tax Plus]] (2015-), former location of Package Store (2007)
 
** 6825: [[Tax Plus]] (2015-), former location of Package Store (2007)
 +
** 6833: former location of [[The Hungry Hound]] restaurant (1960)
 +
 
* [[69th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
* [[69th Street North]] intersects (south only)
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 6908: [[Aced Custom Color]], former location of [[Alabama Amusement]] (2008), [[Liberty Tax Service]] (2016)
+
*** 6908: [[Aced Custom Color]], former location of [[Herb Garmon Shell]] service station (1960), [[Alabama Amusement]] (2008), [[Liberty Tax Service]] (2016)
*** 6912: [[TitleMax]] title loans  
+
*** 6912: [[TitleMax]] title loans, former location of [[Grayson's Delicious Ice Cream]] (1960)
 
*** 6914: [[Step By Step Child Development]]
 
*** 6914: [[Step By Step Child Development]]
 +
*** 6934: former location of [[East Lake Car Wash]] (1960)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 6901: [[Arrangement Florist]], former location of [[Grayson's Spinning Wheel]], [[Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta]]
 
*** 6901: [[Arrangement Florist]], former location of [[Grayson's Spinning Wheel]], [[Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta]]
*** 6911: [[Contri Brothers Gift Basket]] (1956-)
+
*** 6903: former location of [[Food Basket Toyland]] toys (1960)
 +
*** 6909-6913: [[Contri Brothers Gift Basket]] (1956-), former location of [[Food Basket]] (1960)
 
*** 6913: [[Beauty Plus]] (2008-)
 
*** 6913: [[Beauty Plus]] (2008-)
*** 6929: [[Scott's Auto & Tire]] (2017-), former location of [[Independent Tire & Auto Center]] (2015)
+
*** 6929: [[Scott's Auto & Tire]] (2017-), former location of [[East Lake OK Rubber Welders]] (1960), [[Independent Tire & Auto Center]] (2015)
 
*** 6933: former location of [[Jim's Super Pawn]] (-2017)
 
*** 6933: former location of [[Jim's Super Pawn]] (-2017)
 +
 
* [[70th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[70th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
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** south side
 
** south side
 
*** 7001: former location of [[Rent-A-Center]] (2007-2017)
 
*** 7001: former location of [[Rent-A-Center]] (2007-2017)
*** 7031: [[East Lake Auto Clinic]]
+
*** 7023: former location of apartments (1960)
 +
*** 7031: [[East Lake Auto Clinic]], former location of [[71st Street Service Station]] (1960)
 +
 
 
* [[71st Street North]] intersects
 
* [[71st Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 7100: [[Kelly's Coin Laundry]]
+
*** 7100: [[Kelly's Coin Laundry]], former location of [[71st Street Laundromat]] / [[Ambulance Service Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 7110: former location of [[Consult America East Haven]] assisted living (2007-2012)
 
*** 7110: former location of [[Consult America East Haven]] assisted living (2007-2012)
 +
*** 7116-7120: former location of [[East Lake Nursing Home]] (1960)
 +
*** 7128: former location of [[Viola Gregory]] beauty shop (1960)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 7101:  [[Humbled Hearts Thrift Shop]] (2016-), former location of [[Brooker's Creamery]] (1949), [[The Corner]] nightclub (2015)
 
*** 7101:  [[Humbled Hearts Thrift Shop]] (2016-), former location of [[Brooker's Creamery]] (1949), [[The Corner]] nightclub (2015)
 +
*** 7103: former location of [[Monark Upholstering Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 7109: [[Reggie D's Auto Sales]]
 
*** 7109: [[Reggie D's Auto Sales]]
 
*** 7117: [[Axiom Auto Sales]] (2007-)
 
*** 7117: [[Axiom Auto Sales]] (2007-)
*** 7125: [[Salon Panache]], former location of [[Baskets & More By Satin Dolls]]
+
*** 7125: [[Salon Panache]], former location of [[Fred Camp]] naturopath (1960), [[Baskets & More By Satin Dolls]]
 
*** 7131: [[Burke Automotive Brake Services]] (2015-), former location of [[Standard Furniture Co.]]
 
*** 7131: [[Burke Automotive Brake Services]] (2015-), former location of [[Standard Furniture Co.]]
 +
 
* [[72nd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[72nd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** 7200-7230: [[MTO Motors]]
 
*** 7200-7230: [[MTO Motors]]
**** 7212: former location of [[Burton's Flower & Gift Shop]] (1981)
+
**** 7200: former location of [[Fielding Texaco]] service station (1960)
**** 7216: former location of [[Self's Upholstering & Furniture Repair]] (1973)
+
**** 7212: former location of [[Burton-Nichols Flowers]] (1960), [[Burton's Flower & Gift Shop]] (1981)
 +
**** 7216: former location of ''[[Eastern Sun]]'' newspaper (1960), [[Self's Upholstering & Furniture Repair]] (1973)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** 7201: [[La Potosina]], former location of [[Seafood & Chicken Box]] (1973), [[Quick Phones]] (2008), [[S & S Second Hand Thrift Store]] (-2012)
+
*** 7201: [[La Potosina]], former location of [[Dairy Whip]] ice cream (1960), [[Seafood & Chicken Box]] (1973), [[Quick Phones]] (2008), [[S & S Second Hand Thrift Store]] (-2012)
 
*** 7205: [[Boost Mobile]], former location of [[Charlie Thetford Furniture & Appliances]] (1960), [[Automan]] tires & wheels (2008-2012), [[Mastercraft Tires]], [[Restoration By Faith Christian Center]] (2017)
 
*** 7205: [[Boost Mobile]], former location of [[Charlie Thetford Furniture & Appliances]] (1960), [[Automan]] tires & wheels (2008-2012), [[Mastercraft Tires]], [[Restoration By Faith Christian Center]] (2017)
 
*** 7215: [[Auto Man Custom Wheels]]
 
*** 7215: [[Auto Man Custom Wheels]]
 
*** 7219-7223: [[Alabama Specialties Inc.]] (2007-)
 
*** 7219-7223: [[Alabama Specialties Inc.]] (2007-)
 +
 
* [[73rd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[73rd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 7300: [[Eastlake Building]], [[Galaxy Learning Center]], former location of [[ALW Enterprises]] tax service (2012), [[H. & R. Block]] tax service (2015)
+
*** 7300: [[Eastlake Building]], [[Galaxy Learning Center]], former location of [[Scott Chiropractic Clinic]] (1960), [[ALW Enterprises]] tax service (2012), [[H. & R. Block]] tax service (2015)
 +
*** 7302: former location of [[State Farm Mutual Insurance Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 7316-7330:  
 
*** 7316-7330:  
 
**** 7316: former location of [[Aaron's]], [[MQ Auto]]
 
**** 7316: former location of [[Aaron's]], [[MQ Auto]]
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** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 7301-7303: [[Roadside Bar-B-Que]]
 
*** 7301-7303: [[Roadside Bar-B-Que]]
**** 7301: former location of [[Wood's Drugs|Wood's Drug No. 4]] (1949)
+
**** 7301: former location of [[Wood's Drugs|Wood's Drug No. 4]] (1949), [[Kilpatrick Bros Drug Store]] (1960)
**** 7303: former location of [[Tricia's Treasures]] antiques (1983)
+
**** 7303: former location of [[Jinks Furniture Co.]] (1960), [[Tricia's Treasures]] antiques (1983)
 +
*** 7311: former location of [[Neva Virginia Rest Home]] (1960)
 
*** 7315: [[Giggles & Wiggles Academy]]
 
*** 7315: [[Giggles & Wiggles Academy]]
*** 7317: [[Bonita's Images of You]]
+
*** 7317: [[Bonita's Images of You]], former location of [[John D. Powell]] furniture repair (1960)
 
*** 7327-7331: [[Xtreme Soundz]]
 
*** 7327-7331: [[Xtreme Soundz]]
 +
 
* [[74th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[74th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** 7400: former location of [[74th Street Service Station]] (1949)
+
*** 7400: former location of [[74th Street Service Station]] (1949), [[Joy's Gulf Service]] (1960)
 
*** 7408: [[New Beginning Christian Child Development Center]]
 
*** 7408: [[New Beginning Christian Child Development Center]]
*** 7420: [[Town & Country Furniture]]
+
*** 7420: [[Town & Country Furniture]], former location of [[Dee Tucker]] chiropractor (1960)
 
*** 7428: [[Seed, Time & Harvest Birmingham Restoration Church]], former location of [[Kawasaki of Birmingham]] ([[Ted Missildine]] 1981), [[Kawasaki-Suzuki of Birmingham]], [[Mother's and Babies Nutrition]] (2007), [[Arijay's Furniture]] (2012-2017)
 
*** 7428: [[Seed, Time & Harvest Birmingham Restoration Church]], former location of [[Kawasaki of Birmingham]] ([[Ted Missildine]] 1981), [[Kawasaki-Suzuki of Birmingham]], [[Mother's and Babies Nutrition]] (2007), [[Arijay's Furniture]] (2012-2017)
 
*** 7432: [[Presidential Tax Service]], former location of [[Frank Johnson Insurance Agency]]
 
*** 7432: [[Presidential Tax Service]], former location of [[Frank Johnson Insurance Agency]]
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*** 7401: [[1st Ave. Used Tires]]
 
*** 7401: [[1st Ave. Used Tires]]
 
*** 7405: [[George Bender residence]]
 
*** 7405: [[George Bender residence]]
 +
*** 7409-7413: former location of [[Poinciana Court Apartments]] (1960)
 
*** 7417: former location of [[Hilltop Properties]]
 
*** 7417: former location of [[Hilltop Properties]]
*** 7433: [[Payless Tires]]
+
*** 7433: [[Payless Tires]], former location of [[Condray's Pan-Am Service Station]] (1960)
 +
 
 
* [[75th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[75th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** 7500: former location of [[Phillips Service Station]]
 
*** 7500: former location of [[Phillips Service Station]]
 
*** 7504: [[O'Reilly Auto Parts]]
 
*** 7504: [[O'Reilly Auto Parts]]
*** 7524: [[Wells Fargo Bank]]
+
*** 7506: former location of [[Coin Operated Maytag Equipment Laundry]] (1960)
 +
*** 7508: former location of [[City Federal Savings & Loan]] (1960)
 +
*** 7512: former location of [[Compact of Birmingham]] vacuum cleaners / [[American Tobacco Co.]] sales / [[Trudy's Beauty Salon]] / [[Lawson Realty Co.]] / [[Equipment & Accessories Inc.]] poultry supplies (1960)
 +
*** 7524: [[Wells Fargo Bank]], formerly [[BTNB East Lake Branch]] (1960)
 
*** 7532-7534: former location of [[Andrew's Bar-B-Q]] (1949-1960)
 
*** 7532-7534: former location of [[Andrew's Bar-B-Q]] (1949-1960)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** 7501: [[CVS Pharmacy]], former location of [[Big B Drugs]]
+
*** 7501: [[CVS Pharmacy]], former location of [[Wilson Furniture Co.]] storage (1960), [[Big B Drugs]]
 +
*** 7505: former location of [[East End Paint Supply]] (1960)
 
*** 7509: former location of [[East Lake Rain Tunnel Car Wash]] (1983)
 
*** 7509: former location of [[East Lake Rain Tunnel Car Wash]] (1983)
 
*** 7519: [[King Motors]] / [[Pro Body Center Auto Repair]]
 
*** 7519: [[King Motors]] / [[Pro Body Center Auto Repair]]
*** 7523: [[Douvonthos Africa Hair Braiding]], former location of [[Express African Hair Braiding]]
+
*** 7523: [[Douvonthos Africa Hair Braiding]], former location of [[East Lake Cycle Co.]] repairs (1960), [[Express African Hair Braiding]]
*** 7529: [[Church's Chicken]]
+
*** 7529-7531: [[Church's Chicken]], former location of [[76th Street Service Station]] (1960)
  
 
[[File:1940s 1st Ave N at 76th.jpg|right|thumb|450px|1940s view of 1st Avenue North, looking east from 76th Street]]
 
[[File:1940s 1st Ave N at 76th.jpg|right|thumb|450px|1940s view of 1st Avenue North, looking east from 76th Street]]
 
* [[76th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[76th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side
 
** north side
*** 7600: [[Williams Group]], former location of [[Rose's Bootery]], [[Southeastern Appliance Service]] (1981-2008)
+
*** 7600: [[Williams Group]], former location of [[Watters Southern Hardware]] (1960), [[Rose's Bootery]], [[Southeastern Appliance Service]] (1981-2008)
*** 7604: [[Art Town]], former location of the [[College Theatre]], [[Cinema Blue]]
+
*** 7604: [[Art Town]], former location of the [[College Theatre]] (1948–1960), [[Cinema Blue]]
*** 7606: former location of [[Pleasure Books East]]
+
*** 7606: former location of [[Samuel Rose]] dentist (1960), [[Pleasure Books East]]
*** 7608: former location of [[E. & J. Lounge]]
+
**** 7606A: former location of [[College Beauty Salon]] (1960)
*** 7610: [[Birmingham Books]], former location of [[Birmingham Adult Books]]
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*** 7608: former location of [[Alabama Home Supply Co.]] appliances (1960), [[E & J Lounge]]
*** 7612: former location of a vacant house, considered the "last slum house in the business district" when it was demolished in [[1958]] by [[Sam Rose]]
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*** 7610: [[Birmingham Books]], former location of [[Rose's Bootery]] (1960), [[Birmingham Adult Books]]
 +
*** 7612: former location of a vacant house, considered the "last slum house in the business district" when it was demolished in [[1958]] by [[Sam Rose]], [[Southern Bell]] district office (1960)
 
*** 7620-7622: former location of [[J. R. Sadler & Co.]] dry goods (1914), [[Sadler's Food Store]] (1949)
 
*** 7620-7622: former location of [[J. R. Sadler & Co.]] dry goods (1914), [[Sadler's Food Store]] (1949)
**** 7620: former location of [[Banks Lounge]] (1972)
+
**** 7620: former location of [[Play Pen Toy Land]] toys (1960), [[Banks Lounge]] (1972)
*** 7630: [[Little Caesars Pizza]]
+
**** 7622: former location of [[Tillery Dry Cleaners]] (1960)
 +
*** 7626: former location of [[Leo's Shoe Store]] (1960)
 +
*** 7628: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners & Dyers]] (1960)
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*** 7630-7634: [[Little Caesars Pizza]], former location of [[Standard Oil Co.]] service station (1960)
 
** south side
 
** south side
*** 7601-7609: [[29.99 Shoe Warehouse]] (2008-), former location of [[Wood's Drug Store]] (1940s-1973)
+
*** 7601-7609: [[29.99 Shoe Warehouse]] (2008-), former location of [[Woods' Drug Store]] (1940s–1973)
 
*** 7611: former location of the [[East Lake Theater]] (built 1920s, closed 1950s), skating rink (1960s), [[American Furniture]] (1971), [[Fashion Dinettes]], [[Estate Liquidators]] (2015-2017)
 
*** 7611: former location of the [[East Lake Theater]] (built 1920s, closed 1950s), skating rink (1960s), [[American Furniture]] (1971), [[Fashion Dinettes]], [[Estate Liquidators]] (2015-2017)
 
*** 7613-7615: vacant lot / [[East Lake mural]]
 
*** 7613-7615: vacant lot / [[East Lake mural]]
**** 7615: former location of [[GIbson's Barber Shop]]  
+
**** 7513: former location of [[East Lake Skating Rink]] (1960)
 +
**** 7615: former location of [[W. W. Mac Co.]] department store (1960),
 +
***** 7615 : former location of [[GIbson's Barber Shop]] (1960–)
 
*** 7617: vacant
 
*** 7617: vacant
*** 7619: former location of [[Floral Park Bakers]] (1949), [[East 59 Vintage & Cafe]] (2013-2018)
+
*** 7619: former location of [[Floral Park Bakers]] (1949), [[Singer Sewing Machine Co.]] (1960), [[East 59 Vintage & Cafe]] (2013–2018)
*** 7621-7623: [[Zumba Fitness]]
+
*** 7621-7623: [[Zumba Fitness]], former location of [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1960)
 
*** 7625: [[Sweet Tartts]] gifts, former location of [[Thompson Bootery]] (1949)  
 
*** 7625: [[Sweet Tartts]] gifts, former location of [[Thompson Bootery]] (1949)  
*** 7627: [[Organically Yours]], former location of [[Douka African Hair Braiding & Perfumes]] (2007-2015)
+
*** 7627: [[Organically Yours]], former location of [[East Lake Hardware]] (1960), [[Douka African Hair Braiding & Perfumes]] (2007–2015)
*** 7629: [[Mr Cuts]] barber shop (2015-), former location of [[Pinkney's House of Style]] (2007-2012)
+
*** 7629: [[Mr Cuts]] barber shop (2015-), former location of [[Tucker's Barber Shop]] (1960), [[Pinkney's House of Style]] (2007–2012)
*** 7631: [[Douka African Hair Braiding & Perfumes]] (2016-), former location of [[Magic Ink]] tattoos (2007-2008)
+
*** 7631: [[Douka African Hair Braiding & Perfumes]] (2016-), former location of [[Jackson's Cafe]] (1960), [[Magic Ink]] tattoos (2007–2008)
 
*** 7635-7639: [[Douka Exclusive Fashion]] (2015-), former location of [[On The Corner Fashions]] (2008)
 
*** 7635-7639: [[Douka Exclusive Fashion]] (2015-), former location of [[On The Corner Fashions]] (2008)
 
**** 7635: former location of [[Tucker's Barber Shop]]
 
**** 7635: former location of [[Tucker's Barber Shop]]
**** 7639: former location of [[Alley's Drug Store]] / [[Friend Sisters]] boutique (1949), [[M & M Electronics]] (1983)
+
**** 7639: former location of [[Friend Sisters]] boutique (1949), [[Alley's Drug Store]] (1949–1960), [[M & M Electronics]] (1983)
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* [[Oporto-Madrid Boulevard]] intersects (formerly [[77th Street North]])
 
* [[Oporto-Madrid Boulevard]] intersects (formerly [[77th Street North]])
 
** north side
 
** north side

Revision as of 09:38, 16 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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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