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===[[North East Lake]]/[[South East Lake]]===
* 7901: [[St Barnabas School]]
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* [[79th Street North]] intersects
* 7939: former location of [[M & M Electronics]] (1981)
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** 7901–7903: [[St Barnabas Catholic School]] (1960–)
* 8000-8200 blocks: [[Interstate 59]] interchange
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** 7929: [[St Barnabas Catholic Church]] (1960–)
* 8000-8300 blocks: [[East Lake Park]]
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** 7939: former location of [[M & M Electronics]] (1981)
* 8149: former location of [[Rohling Automotive Service]] (1949)
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* 8209: former location of [[Charles R. Butts]] restaurant (1928), [[East Lake Sandwich Shop]] ([[B. O. DeBerry]] 1937-1942)
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* [[80th Street North]] intersects
* 8230: former location of [[East Lake Hotel]]
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** 8000-8200 blocks: [[Interstate 59]] interchange
* 8258: former location of [[Loop Cafe]] ([[E. G. Luttrell]] 1941)
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** 8000-8300 blocks (north side): [[East Lake Park]]
* 8301: former location of [[Gibbs Drug Company]] (1949), [[Lehman Alley Drug Store]] (1960), [[Alley's Drug Store|Alley's Drug Store No. 2]] (1981)
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*** 8000-8004: former location of [[East Lake Auto Parts]] (1960)
* 8302: former location of [[Ma Camp's Cafe]], [[Paulson's Grill]]<!--sometimes 8301--> ([[Sam Paulson]] 1951-1962)
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*** 8010: former location of [[Tombola Apartments]] (1960)
* 8306: former location of [[El Palacio]] Mexican restaurant (1983)
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*** 8016: former location of [[Alf Moore]] sign painter (1960)
* 8307: former location of [[T. W. Talley Furniture Co.]] (1973-1981)
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*** 8017: former location of [[Wells Live Bait Farm]] ([[Carl Wells]] 1960)
* 8311: former location of [[East Lake Department Store]] (1949)
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*** 8027–8041: former location of [[Lou's Miniature Golf Course]] (1960)
* 8313: former location of [[Samples Barber Shop]] (1971)
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*** 8049: former location of [[81st Street Service Station]] (1960)
* 8325: [[American Legion Post 171]]
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* 8340: former location of [[East Lake Auto Parts]] (1973-1983)
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* [[81st Street North]] intersects
* 8400: [[Express Oil Change]] store #27 (East Lake),
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** 8101: former location of [[City Ice Delivery Co.]] (1960)
* 8401: [[Bob's Discount Meats]] (former location of [[Southeastern Meats]] and [[Frostop]] drive-in)
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** 8105: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' bureau (1960)
* 8420: [[Anchor Motel (East Lake)|Anchor Motel]]
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** 8107: former location of [[East Lake Cabinet Shop]] (1960)
* 8429: [[Double Dog Dare]]
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** 8119: former location of [[Lakeview Nursing Home]] (1960)
* 8431: former location of [[Coombs Service Station]] (1949), [[Tucker Paint & Body]] (1981)
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** 8141: former location of apartments (1960)
* 8436: former location of [Evelyn Keith Beauty Salon]] (1973)
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** 8149: former location of [[Rohling Automotive Service]] (1949–1960)
* 8443: former location of [[Little Orphan Annie restaurant]]
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** 8151: former location of [[Graves Beverage Store]] ([[Edward Graves]] 1960)
* 8500: [[Green Acres Cafe]], East Lake location
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* former location of [[Hills Food Stores]] East Lake location
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* [[82nd Street North]] intersects
* 8501: former location of [[Porter Landrum's Service Station]], [[Sharp's Service Station]] (1949)
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** 8201: former location of [[Reynolds Service Station]] (1960)
* 8506: [[El Girasol Mexican Tienda]], former location of [[Lou-Jac Drive-In]], [[Back Door Lounge]] (1972), [[El Palacio]] (1972-1981)
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** 8209: former location of [[Charles R. Butts]] restaurant (1928), [[East Lake Sandwich Shop]] ([[B. O. DeBerry]] 1937-1942)
* 8507: former location of [[Dobbs Pet Shop]] (1983)
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** 8211: former location of [[East Lake Service Station]] (1960)
* 8509: former location of [[Plott & Campbell Drugs]] (1973)
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** 8219: former location of [[Birmingham Outboard Marine]] (1960)
* 8512: former location of [[Sybil's Beauty Salon]] (1973)
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** 8221: former location of [[Dan's Motorcycle Service]] (1960)
* 8518: [[Electronic Repair Company]]
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** 8230: former location of [[East Lake Hotel]]
* 8534-8601: former location of [[East Lake Auto Sales]] (1960-1981)
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** 8237: former location of [[Lovell's Watch Shop]] repairs ([[Clarence Lovell]] 1960)
* 8629: former location of [[Roebuck Pit Grill BBQ]] (1960s-1977), [[Roebuck Bar & Grill]] (1970s), [[SOS Lounge]] (-2013)
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** 8239: former location of [[Fraser Service Station]] (1960)
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** 8248: former location of [[The Lazy Susan]] restaurant (1960)
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** 8250: former location of [[Dorothy's Beauty Salon]] (1960)
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** 8256: former location of [[East Lake Realty Co.]] (1960)
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** 8258: former location of [[Loop Cafe]] ([[E. G. Luttrell]] 1941), [[East Lake Beverage Co.]] (1960)
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* [[83rd Street North]] intersects
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** 8301–8303: former location of [[Gibbs Drug Company]] (1949), [[Lehman Alley Drug Store]] (1960), [[Alley's Drug Store|Alley's Drug Store No. 2]] (1981)
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** 8302: former location of [[Ma Camp's Cafe]], [[Paulson's Grill]] / [[Pigs Alley Grill]]<!--sometimes 8301--> ([[Sam Paulson]] 1951–1962)
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** 8305: former location of [[Carden Hardware & Supplies]] (1960)
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** 8306: former location of [[El Palacio]] Mexican restaurant (1983)
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** 8307–8311: former location of [[East Lake Department Store]] (1949), [[T. W. Talley Furniture Co.]] (1960–1981)
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** 8308–8314: former location of [[Vera Arms Apartments]] (1960)
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** 8310: former location of [[Johnnie's Delicatessen]] (1960)
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** 8312: former location of [[East Lake TV & Appliance]] (1960)
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** 8313: former location of [[Sample's Child Center]] barber shop (1960), [[Samples Barber Shop]] (1971)
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** 8325: [[American Legion Post 171]]
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** 8340: former location of [[East Lake Auto Parts]] (1973-1983)
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* [[84th Street North]] intersects
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** 8400: [[Express Oil Change]] store #27 (East Lake), former location of [[Guaranty Savings & Loan Association]] (1960)
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** 8401: [[Bob's Discount Meats]] (former location of [[Southeastern Meats]] and [[Frostop]] drive-in)
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** 8408: former location of [[El Rancho Motel]] tourist court ([[John Grund]], 1960)
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** 8419: former location of [[Southern Bell]] office (1960)
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** 8420: [[Anchor Motel (East Lake)|Anchor Motel]], former location of [[Shamrock Motor Lodge]] (1960)
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** 8425: former location of [[East Lake Pentecostal Holiness Church]] (1960)
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** 8427: former location of [[The Tackle Box]] (1960)
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** 8428: former location of [[El Chapo Cafe]] (1960)
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** 8429: [[Double Dog Dare]], former location of [[Dairy Treat]] ice cream (1960)
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** 8431: former location of [[Coombs Service Station]] (1949), [[Tucker Paint & Body]] (1981)
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** 8436: former location of [[Harold Moore]] / [[John R. Gray]] dentists / [[East Lake Professional Apothecary]] / [[Joseph Dolce]] / [[Francis Day]] optometrist (1960), [Evelyn Keith Beauty Salon]] (1973)
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** 8443: former location of [[Little Orphan Annie restaurant]]
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* [[85th Street North]] intersects
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** 8500: [[Green Acres Cafe]], former location of [[Tony's Gulf Service]] gas station (1960)
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** 8501: former location of [[Porter Landrum's Service Station]], [[Sharp's Service Station]] (1949), [[Shell Garage]] / [[Roebuck OK Rubber Welders]] (1960)
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** 8505: former location of [[Morrison Garage]] auto repairs (1960)
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** 8506: [[El Girasol Mexican Tienda]], former location of [[Lou-Jac Drive-In]] (1960), [[Back Door Lounge]] (1972), [[El Palacio]] (1972–1981)
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** 8507: former location of [[East Lake Feed Store]] (1960), [[Dobbs Pet Shop]] (1983)
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** 8509: former location of [[Plott & Campbell Drugs]] (1973)
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** 8512: former location of [[Sybil's Beauty Salon]] (1973)
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** 8514: former location of [[East End Laundromat]] (1960)
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** 8515: former location of [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1960)
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** 8516: former location of [[James P. Hodges]] physician (1960)
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*** 8516B: former location of [[Ellis Snead]] dentist (1960)
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** 8518: [[Electronic Repair Company]], former location of [[B & S Drugs]] (1960)
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** 8520: former location of [[Daniels Prescription Opticians]] (1960)
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** 8522: former location of [[Sarah Johnston's Beauty Shoppe]] (1960)
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** 8524: former location of [[Dollar's Barber Shop]] (1960)
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** 8526: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners & Dyers]] (1960)
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** 8534-8601: former location of [[East Lake Auto Sales]] (1960-1981)
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* [[86th Street North]] intersects
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** 8601: [[Krispy Kreme Doughnuts]] (1960–)
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** 8605: former location of [[Food Town Store]] grocery (1960)
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** 8606: former location of [[Mark Ingram Shell Station]] gas station (1960)
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** 8629: former location of [[Roebuck Grill]] (1960), [[Roebuck Pit Grill BBQ]] (1960s-1977), [[Roebuck Bar & Grill]] (1970s), [[SOS Lounge]] (-2013)
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* [[West Boulevard]] intersection (continues east as [[Parkway East]])
 
* [[West Boulevard]] intersection (continues east as [[Parkway East]])
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** 8701: former location of [[Quality Oil Co.]] gas station (1960)
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** 8707: former location of [[Southern Products Co.]] machine supplies (1960)
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** 8715: former location of [[Chateau Drive-In]] restaurant ([[Roy McLaughlin]] 1960)
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** 8730: former location of [[Redrock Service Station]] (1960)
  
 
[[Category: 1st Avenue North|*]]
 
[[Category: 1st Avenue North|*]]

Latest revision as of 10:16, 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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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