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===[[Woodlawn]]===
 
===[[Woodlawn]]===
[[Image:Woodlawn City Hall.jpg|right|thumb|325px|Woodlawn City Hall at 5523 1st Ave. N.]]
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{{Main|1st Avenue North (Woodlawn)}}
* [[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)
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** 4709: former location of [[Stephens Wholesale Building Supply]] (1960)
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** 4711: former location of [[Concrete Products Co.]] (1922)
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** 4727: former location of [[Empire Coal Yard]] (1938)
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** 4729: former location of [[W. P. Wood Garage]] (1922), [[Empire Coal Co.]] (1946)
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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)
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* [[47th Place North]] intersects (north only)
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** 4737-4745: former location of [[Camp-Poteet Equipment Co.]] building supplies (1960)
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*** 4737: former location of [[Rejoy Service Station]] (1938), [[Nunis Service Station]] (1946)
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*** 4741–4745: former location of [[Meeks Auto Service]] (1945)
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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]] 1938–1946), [[Hammond Grocery]] (1960)
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* [[48th Street North]] intersects
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** 4800: former location of [[Martin's Pharmacy]] (1938), [[McKerley's Sundries]] (1946), [[Self's Sundries]] (1960)
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** 4802: former location of [[Lillian Woods]] grocery (1938), [[Jack's Market]] (1946), [[Babe's Cleaners]] (1960)
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** 4811: [[Bachus Engineering]]
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** 4816: former location of [[James Burson]] dentist (1938–1946)
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** 4821-4829: former location of ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' substation (1938)
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*** 482: former location of [[Mack's Cleaners]] (1946)
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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), [[White Transfer Co.]] storage (1946), [[Ligon's Transfer & Furniture Co.]] (1946–1960)
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* [[49th Street North]] intersects
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** 4905: former location of [[Dawson Electric Co.]] / [[Ingram Construction Co.]], [[The Conarc Co.]] building materials (1960)
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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)
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** 4917: former location of [[Edwards Furniture Galleries]] (1971)
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** 4924: [[One Stop Environmental]], former location of [[Reese Engineering Co.]] heating contractor (1960)
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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)
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** 4931: former location of [[50th Street Curb Market]] ([[W. W. Prickett]] 1946-1962)
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* [[50th Street North]] intersects
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** 5000: former location of [[Fennel Drug Co.]] (1938-1960)
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** 5001: former location of [[Shelby & Co.]] grocer (1922), [[Radio Shoe Shop]] (1928), [[Burchfiel's Drug Store]] (1938), [[Wood's V. C. Drug Store]] (1946), [[Ye Olde Wash House]] laundromat (1960)
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** 5002-5004: former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1946), [[Fiftieth Street Food Center]] (1960)
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** 5003: former location of [[Woodlawn Drug Co.]] (1922), [[Babe's Place]] restaurant (1938–1946), [[Pat's Cafe]] (1960–1961), [[Drift In Restaurant & Lounge]]
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** 5005: former location of [[Woodlawn Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1925), [[LeCroy's Beauty Shop]] (1946), [[Mack's Cleaners]] (1960)
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*** 5005½: former location of [[H. E. Narkates]] clothes cleaner (1922)
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*** 5005A: former location of ''[[Birmingham Post]]'' substation (1938)
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** 5006: former location of [[John E. Reid]] barber (1938), [[Reid & Boyd Barber Shop]] (1946–1960)
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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
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** 5108: [[Commonplace]] (2021–)
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** 5113: former location of ''[[The Southern Wrestler]]'' magazine (1961), [[Southern Photo Service]] (1970s)
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** 5123: former location of [[First Wesleyan Methodist Church]] (1960)
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** 5143: former location of [[Williams & Jinks]] grocers (1922)
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* [[52nd Street North]] intersects
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** 5200: former location of [[William Wardy]] grocer (1922), [[Edward Farrar]] dentist (1946–1960)
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** 5201: former location of [[McCarter Service Station]] (1938), [[Lewis Vaughn]] gas station (1946), [[Boyd Bros. Service Station]] (1960)
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** 5210: former location of [[Rufus Cobb residence]] (1900)
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** 5212: former location of [[H & W Auto Sales]] (1960)
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** 5215: former location of [[Tobia Apartments]] (1960)
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** 5230–5232: former location of [[Woco-Pep]] gas station ([[Oscar Randle]] 1930s–1940s), [[Ray Harris Service Station]] (1946–1964), [[D. J. Williams Motors]]
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*** 5232: former location of [[J. Ray Snowden]] auto repairs (1938)
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** 5245: former location of [[Unique Beauty Shop]] (1938–1946), [[Woodlawn Beauty School]] (1960)
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** 5247: former location of [[Tobia Grocery Co.]] (1938), [[Bernie McHugh]] grocery (1946), [[Underwood Radio & TV Service]] (1960)
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** 5250: former location of [[James A. Collins]] physician (1938), [[Bessie Collins]] (1946)
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* [[53rd Street North]] intersects
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** north side
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*** 5300–5340: [[Woodlawn Post Office]]
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**** 5300: former location of [[Howards Moving & Storage Co.]] (1946), [[McElroy Motors]] used cars (1960)
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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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**** 5324: former location of [[Woodlawn Nursery School]] (1946)
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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.]] (1938–1946), [[Charles Head]] / [[John Jordan]] physicians (1960)
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*** 5352–5354: [[Earl Dudley Associates]] surveying equipment
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*** 5358: former location of [[Pope Texaco Service]] (1960)
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** south side
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*** 5301-5303: former location of [[Wardy Grocery Co.]] (1938-1941)
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**** 5301: former location of [[Woodlawn Delicatessen]] (1946), [[Woodlawn Beverage Co.]] restaurant (1960)
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**** 5303: former location of [[Woodlawn Food Store]] (1946), [[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)
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*** 5341: former location of [[Bliss & Kelly]] restaurant (1928)
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*** 5343: former location of [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] (1928), [[Tutwiler Liquidation]] (2007–2008)
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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)
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*** 5353: [[Cibulski MD Clinic]] (2016–), former location of [[William Garlington]] physician (1938–1946), [[Glaziers Union Local 1940]] / [[Painters Union Local 52]] (2007–2015)
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*** 5357–5367: [[Woodlawn Commerce Center]]
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**** 5357–5361: [[Dollhouse Dance Factory]]
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***** 5357: former location of [[Woodlawn Medical Arts Building]] (1938-1960)
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**** 5363: former location of [[Audrey's Touch of Beauty]] (2008), [[Sharpe Entertainment Hall]] (2015), [[Piper & Leaf]] tea (2017), [[Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn]] (2019–2020)
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**** 5365: former location of [[John J. Chapman]] piano tuner (1938), [[Jones Valley Teaching Farm]] (2017–2020)
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**** 5367: former location of [[Beauty Max]] (2007–2008)
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*** 5469: former location of [[Hurley Knight]] physician (1946–1960)
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*** 5371: former location of ''[[Woodlawn Herald]]'' newspaper (1938–1946), [[Three Dorriety Bros.]] printers (1938-1960)
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*** 5373: [[Staff Zone]] (2016–), former location of [[Charles Dorriety]] residence (1946–1960)
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*** 5377: [[Woodlawn Barber & Style]] (2019–), former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office|Woodlawn Station]] post office (1960), [[Able Body Labor]] (2007–2008), [[MDT Personnel]] (2012), [[Life Changing Worship Center]] (2016–2018)
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*** 5381: [[Woodlawn Health Center]] / [[American Colorectal Cancer Detection Center]] (2007–), former location of [[Harry Pennington]] / [[Willie Hawkins]] beauty shop (1946), [[Jack R. Smith]] physician (1960)
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*** 5385: [[Sudderth & Somerset]] attorneys (2007–), former location of [[Lewis Allbritton]] physician (1938), [[Sterling Somerset]] physician (1938–1946), [[Somerset & McDonald]] physicians (1960)
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*** 5389–5391: [[New Creations Special Event Room]] (2007–)
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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)
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** north side
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*** 5400: [[Metro PCS]] (2018–), former location of [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (1922), [[Sweatt's Service Station]] (1960), [[Cash Choice]] (2007–2008)
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**** 5400½: former location of [[Piquick Club]] (1920)
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*** 5402: former location of [[Woodlawn Savings Bank]] (1922)
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*** 5404: [[Highlander Center]] laundry / dry-cleaning (2008–), former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office]] (1922), [[Thomas Cafe]] (1928)
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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)
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*** 5410: former location of [[Pridmore & Chandler]] meats (1922)
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*** 5412: [[Imperial Cleaners]]
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*** 5416–5424: [[Langner Building]]
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**** 5416: [[Imperial Formal Wear]], former location of [[C. M. Riggins]] restaurant (1922), [[Bishop's Flower & Gifts]] (1960), [[Cell King]] (2007–2008)
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**** 5418: former location of [[State Barbecue]] restaurant (1960), [[New Covenant Faith Ministries]] (2012–2018)
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***** 5418A: former location of [[Purity Box Lunch Co.]] (1960)
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**** 5420: former location of [[Custom Barber Shop]] (1960), [[Maria African Hair Braiding]] (2008–2012)
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**** 5422: former location of [[Tasker Jones]] accountant / [[Gerelds & Wilkey Inc.]] real estate / [[Tommy Gerelds Insurance Agency]] (1960), [[Dino's Hot Dogs]], [[Bayles Catering]] (2016-2018), [[Fat Mama's Lunchbox]] (2019)
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**** 5424: [[Forge Chiropractic]] (2019-), former location of [[Smith's Apothecary]] (1960–1973), [[After Hours Tech]] (2012)
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*** 5428: [[Regions Bank]] [[Regions Bank Woodlawn branch|Woodlawn branch]], former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1960)
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*** 5430-5434: former location of [[Woodlawn United Methodist Church]] (built 1912, demolished 2011)
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** south side
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*** 5401–5417: [[Family Dollar]] (2012–), former location of [[Piggly Wiggly]] (–2007)
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**** 5401: former location of [[Mize Service Center]] gas station (1938), [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1960)
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**** 5411: former location of [[May-Ree Beauty Salon]] (1938–1946)
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**** 5413: former location of [[Bertha Goins Flower Shop]] (1946)
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**** 5415: former location of [[Smith's Apothecary]] (1946)
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**** 5417: former location of [[Goodyear Service Inc.]] (1938), [[Lane Drug Store]] (1946), [[Lane Rexall Drugs]] (1949-1960)
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* [[55th Street North]] intersects
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** north side
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*** 5500-5506: [[Woodrow Hall|Woodlawn Masonic Temple]]/[[Woodrow Hall]] (built 1914-1915)
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**** 5500: [[Desert Island Supply Co.]] (2012-), former location of [[Bains Drug Co.]] (1922-1923), [[Jack's Pharmacy]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Pharmacy]] (1946), [[Hudson's Drugs]] (1960)
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**** 5502: [[Red Mountain Makers]] (2013-), former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1938), [[Slaughter Furniture & Appliance Co.]] / [[Lewis Slaughter]] real estate (1946), [[Trucks Clinic]] ([[Frank Trucks]] 1960)
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**** 5504: former location of [[Woodlawn Post Office]] (1938) [[U.S. Post Office Woodlawn Station]] (1946), [[Crown Construction Co.]] (1960)
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***** 5504½: entrance to Masonic Temple
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**** 5506: former location of [[Theater Barber Shop]] (1948)
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*** 5510: former location of [[T. P. Wood]] shoe repair (1922), [[King Car Service]] tire repairs
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*** 5512: former location of [[T. B. Hopps]] garage (1922), [[Woodlawn Garage]] (1925)
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*** 5514: former location of [[L. M. Friar]] used cars (1946), [[The Elf's Attic]] craft store (1985), [[New Life Ministries]] (1990)
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*** 5516: former location of [[J. L. Davis]] barber (1922), [[Aladdin Cleaners]] (1930-1946), [[American Furniture Co.]] (1960-1971), [[House of James]] (1990)
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*** 5518: pocket park/walkway
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*** 5520-5522: [[Boogs Block]] also called [[Beggs Hall]], (built c. 1928)
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**** 5520: former location of [[William Drogains]] restaurant (1922), [[Logan Glover]] barber (1938), [[Gray Jewelry Co.]] (1938–1946),  / [[Woodlawn Barber Shop]] (1946–1960), [[Woodlawn Jewelry Co.]] (1960), [[Touch of Bel Air]] / [[JP's Creative Cuts]] (2008), [[Salon You]]
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***** 5520½: former location of [[Woodlawn Hardware]] storage (1946)
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**** 5522: former location of [[Woodlawn Hardware]] (1946-1971), [[Burch Antiques]], [[ADW Temporary Staffing]] (2012)
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** south side
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*** 5501: [[Imperial Hair & Beauty Supply]] (2018–), former location of [[Hill Grocery Co.]] (1938–1946), [[Manufacturer's Outlet Stores]] (1960), [[Family Warehouse]] (2007-2008), [[Mission Possible]] thrift store (2012)
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*** 5503-5505: [[Boehm Buildings]]
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**** 5503: [[God's Army Outreach Bible Ministry]] (2007-), former location of [[Woodlawn Monument Co.]] (1922), [[Dixie Barber Shop]] (1938), [[Theatre Barber Shop]] (1946–1960)
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***** 5503½/5503B: former location of National Guard Armory (1922), [[Arnold Gary]] (1946), [[The Wood Doctor]] (-2007)
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**** 5505: [[The Hangout]] / [[Mason Music Foundation]] (2020-), former location of [[Woodlawn Theatre]] (1924-1957), [[Woodlawn Revival Center]] (1958), [[Sherwin-Williams Co.]] paints (1960)
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*** 5507: [[1st Ave Upholstery]], former location of [[A & P Food Store]] (1938), [[Interstate Supply Co.]] (1946)
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*** 5509: former location of [[Pearson's Bakery]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Bakery]] (1946–1960), [[Kitchencraft Bakeries]] (1960)
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*** 5511: former location of [[City Ice Delivery]] (1922–1946)
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*** 5515-5529: [[Eastside Funeral Home]] (built 1908 as [[Woodlawn City Hall]])
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**** 5515: former location of [[W. W. Mac Co.]] 5c to $1.00 store (1960)
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**** 5519: former location of [[White House Sandwich Shop]] (1935–1946), [[Dinette]] restaurant ([[Cicero Walrond]] 1949–1961)
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**** 5521: former location of [[Wadsworth's Sinclair Service Station]] (1961)
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**** 5523: former location of [[Ben Franklin Store]] (1938), [[C. L. Bromberg's]] (1940s), [[Play Pen Toyland]] / [[Custom Frame Shoppe]] (1960), [[Fabric Jungle]], [[Kent Photo Service]] / [[Art & Frame Mart]] (1971), [[Doll House of Dance]] (1975)
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***** 5523B: former location of [[Portrait Studio]] framer (1960)
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**** 5525: former location of [[Morgan Bros.]] department store (1938-1960)
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**** 5527: former location of [[Woodlawn Library]] (1938–1946)
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* [[55th Place North]] intersects
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[[File:Woodlawn Krystal.jpg|right|thumb|325px|Krystal Hamburgers at 5544 1st Avenue North]]
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** north side:
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*** 5528-5532: Commercial building (built c. 1928)
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**** 5528: [[Shannon Brazil Studio]] beauty shop, former location of [[Lantrip's Drugs]] (1938-1960), [[Smiles for Keeps]]
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***** 5528½: former location of [[Virginia Beauty Shoppe]] (1938), [[Raymond Orr]] dentist (1938-1960), [[Woodlawn Jewelry Co.]] repairs (1946), [[Savage Dental Laboratory]] / [[William Strickland Jr]] (1960)
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**** 5530: former location of [[Service Barber Shop]] (c.1934-1946), [[Fowler's Barber Shop]] (1960–1967), [[Varsity Barber Shop]] (1967), [[Hippodrome Barber Shop]] (1967-2018), [[Genry's Barber Shop]] (2018-2019), [[Dan Sartain's Barber Shop]] (2020–2021)
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**** 5532: [[Trove Design Shop]] (2019-), former location of [[Ideal Cafe]] (1938), [[Claxton Carter]] restaurant (1946), [[One Hour Cleaners]] (1960), [[Threads]] clothing
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*** 5534-5544: vacant lot (buildings demolished before 2008)
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**** 5534: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners & Dyers]] (1938-1960), washateria (before 1980)
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**** 5538–5544: former location of [[Woodlawn Service Station]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Electric Shop]] (1946), [[Krystal]] hamburgers (1950s–1960)
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*** 5554: former location of [[Martin Service Station]] (1946)
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** south side:
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*** 5529: [[Sound & Page]] music hall, former location of [[Radio Shoe Shop]] repairs (1946), [[Woodlawn Shoe Rebuilders]] (1960)
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*** 5531: Former location of [[Reliance Realty Co.]] (1938), [[Alma White Cafeteria]] (1946–1949), [[Liberty National Life Insurance Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5533: former location of [[Shelton-Montano Appliance Co.]] (1938), [[Reliance Realty Co.]] / ''[[Woodlawn News]]'' (1946)
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*** 5535: [[City Meats]], former location of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] (1946), [[Harris & Smith]] dry goods (1960)
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*** 5537: former location of [[Nite-Owl Sandwich Shop]] (1938), [[Woodlawn Sandwich Shop]] (1946), [[Mill's Restaurant]] (1960)
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*** 5543-5549: [[Magic City Motors]]
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**** 5543: former location of [[William Nichols]] gas station (1938–1946)
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**** 5547-5549: former location of [[Gaylord Service Station]] (1938-1960)
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* [[Georgia Road]] (north) / [[56th Street North]] (south) intersects
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** north side:
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*** 5600-5612: [[East Birmingham Church of God in Christ]] / [[East Birmingham Christian Academy]] (2008-)
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**** 5600: former location of [[56th Street Baptist Church]] (1922), [[Woodlawn Baptist Church]] (1938-1960)
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**** 5608: former location of [[Bel-Aire Laundry]] self-service (1960)
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*** 5616-5620: [[Woodlawn High School]] (built 1916)
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*** 5624-5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] (1922-1970)
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**** 5626: former location of [[Boy Scout Troop 24]] (1938-1960), [[Girl Scout Troop 199]] (1960)
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**** 5628: former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] Sunday School (1938–1946)
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*** 5630: former location of [[Samuel Sachs]] dry goods (1922), [[John Nunnelley]] shoe repair (1938), [[Phil Harris]] instrument repair (1946), [[Spotless Cleaners]] (1960)
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**** 5630½: former location of [[Ace Shoe Repair Service]] (1960)
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*** 5632: former location of [[Lawson Apartments]] (1938-1960)
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** south side:
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*** 5601: [[Ken Del Building]], former location of [[W. C. Vice Undertaking Co.]] (1922), [[W. C. Vice & Sons Funeral Home]] (1938–1946), [[Mid-South Technical Institute]] (1960), [[King's Catfish]], [[Nick's Grill]], [[Nick's Sundries]]
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*** 5607: former location of [[Hull Grocery Co.]] (1925-1946)
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*** 5611: former location of [[Woodlawn Shoe Repair Service]] (1946), [[State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5613: former location of [[Piper's Ice Cream Store]] (1938), [[Woodlawn TV & Appliance Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5619: former location of [[Crook Plumbing & Heating Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5621: former location of [[State Farm Insurance Cos]] (1960)
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*** 5623: former location of [[Christian's Barber & Style Shop]], [[Audrey & Helen Beauty Shop]] (1946), [[Audrey's Beauty Shop]] / [[Fashion Shop]] (1960)
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*** 5625: former location of [[Woodlawn Radio Shop]] (1930), [[Dick's Repair Shop]] bicycle repairs (1938), [[Nick's Place]] restaurant (1960)
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*** 5627: former location of [[Nicholas Hahamis]] confectionary (1938–1946), [[Nick's Sundries]] confectionary (1960)
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* [[57th Street North]] intersects
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** north side:
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*** 5700: former location of [[New Sunshine Cleaners]] (1938–1946), [[Tom Jones Cleaning & Laundry Co.]] (1960), [[Hallmark Carpets]] (1971-1977)
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*** 5702: former location of [[Woodlawn Cycle Co.]] bicycle repairs (1938–1946), [[State Paint Manufacturing Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5704: [[St Benedict's Veterans Center]], former location of [[Interfaith Hospitality House]]
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*** 5712-5720: [[Grace Episcopal Church]] (1890-, present building completed in 1927)
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** south side:
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*** 5701-5703: former location of [[Alabama Power Company]] substation (1960)
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**** 5701: former location of [[Nick Hahamis]] grocer (1922), [[Nick's Place]] (1924), [[John Galatis]] restaurant (1938–1946)
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**** 5703: former location of [[Birmingham Electric Co.]] substation (1938–1946)
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*** 5705: [[Birmingham Dream Center]] (2009–), former location of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 12]] (built 1927–1980s), [[Jefferson County Health Services]] [[Eastern Health Center]] storage (1990s–2009)
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*** 5709: [[Woodlawn Library]] (1960)
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* [[58th Street North]] intersects
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** north side:
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*** 5800: former location of [[Box Service Station]] / [[Box Coal & Transfer Co.]] (1938), [[Loveless Service Station]] (1946), [[Woodlawn Service Center]] gas station (1960)
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*** 5806: former location of [[Handy Automatic Laundry]] (1960)
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*** 5808–5810: former location of [[Pearce & Presley]] auto repairs (1946)
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**** 5810: former location of [Joseph Towry]] auto repair (1938), [[Mewbourne Auto Service]] (1960), [[Bullet Iron Works]]
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*** 5812: [[The Shop]] barber shop, former location of  [[Hill's Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1922-1938), [[Nelson Refrigeration Service]] (1946), [[Genuine Parts Co.]] auto parts (1960)
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*** 5814: [[The Basics]] clothing shop, former location of [[Word Cleaners & Dyers]] ([[Leonard Word]] 1938–1946)
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*** 5816: [[Music World]], former location of [[Robert Weekley]] barber (1938–1946)
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** south side:
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*** 5801: [[RC's Collision Paint & Body]], former location of [[A & P]] supermarket (1946–1960)
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*** 5829: former location of [[Della Chatham]] fruit stand (1946)
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*** 5831: [[Bayles Catering & Restaurant]] (2018-), former location of [[Edwards Service Station]] (1946–1960)
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* [[59th Street North]] intersects
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** north side:
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*** 5904: [[McDonald's]] restaurant
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*** 5914: former location of [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1971)
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*** 5916: former location of [[Gaines Realty Co.]] (1960)
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*** 5930: former location of [[Drewry's Inn]] restaurant (1938), [[Bill's Barbecue]] (1946–1962)
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*** 5936: [[Auto Professional Car Sales]], former location of [[Spur]] gas station (1960-1966)
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** south side:
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*** 5901: [[Exxon]] gas station
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*** 5909-5913: former location of [[Myrtle Manor Apartments]]
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*** 5921: [[American Motel]], former location of [[Roebuck Motel Court No. 2]] (1960)
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*** 5929: former location of [[Bowden-Bishop Inc.]] real estate (1960)
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* [[60th Street North]] intersects
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** north side:
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*** 6000: [[Sky Inn]], former location of [[Bethell's Flower Shop]] (1960)
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** south side:
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*** 6001: [[6001 1st Avenue North]] office building, former location of [[Woodlawn Presbyterian Church]] (1890–1913), [[Woodlawn Church of Christ]] (1913–)
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*** 6013: [[Carver Apartments]] (vacant), former location of [[John Ford]] plumber / [[Gertrude Ford]] beauty shop (1946), [[Spinning Wheel Beauty Shoppe]] (1960)
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*** 6021: [[Pacific Seafood]]
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* [[61st Street North]] intersects
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** north side:
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*** 6100: former location of [[Bryant's Antique Shop]] (1960)
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*** 6110: former location of [[Gladys E. Martin Plumbing Co.]] / [[Greyvan Van Lines]] (1960)
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*** 6118: former location of [[John Runyan]] clothes cleaner (1946), [[Lakewood Cleaners]] (1960)
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*** 6130: former location of [[Blue Crane No. 2]] restaurant (1938), apartments (1960)
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*** 6132: former location of [[Paul Tucker]] restaurant (1946)
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*** 6101: [[Relax Inn]]
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*** 6117: former location of [[Helm Portrait Co.]] (1922), [[Arthur Motor Service]] (1928)
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*** 6131: former location of [[Fadely's Drug Store]] (1938-1960)
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Revision as of 09:37, 6 June 2021

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

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