Difference between revisions of "20th Street South"

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* west side ([[Block 135]]):
 
* west side ([[Block 135]]):
 
** 200-230: [[20 Midtown]] (built 2016)
 
** 200-230: [[20 Midtown]] (built 2016)
*** 200: former location of [[Bethea Brothers Grocery]] (1887-1891), [[Ladislas Vadeboncoeur]] (1896) [[A. Schaefer]] grocery & meats (1899), [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (1919-1922), [[Commercial Trades Institute]] (1949-1953)
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*** 200: former location of [[Bethea Brothers Grocery]] (1887-1891), [[Ladislas Vadeboncoeur]] (1896) [[A. Schaefer]] grocery & meats (1899), [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (1914–1922), [[Commercial Trades Institute]] (1949-1953)
 
**** 200½: former location of [[F. Goldberg]] (1896)
 
**** 200½: former location of [[F. Goldberg]] (1896)
*** 202: former location of [[C. C. Clayborn]] grocer (1887), furniture store (1891), [[N. S. Shahid]] dry goods (1919-1922)
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*** 202: former location of [[C. C. Clayborn]] grocer (1887), furniture store (1891), [[N. S. Shahid]] dry goods (1914-1922)
**** 202½: former location of [[Hood-Wheeler Furniture Co.]] storage (1941), [[Bromberg Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1949)
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**** 202½: former location of Mrs [[M. Carlisle]] (1914),  [[Hood-Wheeler Furniture Co.]] storage (1941), [[Bromberg Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1949)
*** 204: former location of  [[Francis Jobson]] jeweler (1887-1896) / [[Bains, Duncan & Co.]] druggists (1887-1891), [[Nick Sivilias]] (1907), [[James Haywood]] (1919), [[Silver Dollar Cafe]] (1926), [[Hood-Wheeler Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Bromberg Furniture Co.]] warehouse office (1949)
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*** 204: former location of  [[Francis Jobson]] jeweler (1887-1896) / [[Bains, Duncan & Co.]] druggists (1887-1891), [[Nick Sivilias]] (1907), [[Charles Colitzas]] (1914), [[James Haywood]] (1919), [[Silver Dollar Cafe]] (1926), [[Hood-Wheeler Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Bromberg Furniture Co.]] warehouse office (1949)
*** 206: former location of grocery store (1891), [[F. Fath & Co.]] (1896), [[Haley Bros]] meat market (1899), [[Tony Petro]] fruit seller (1919-1922), [[City Shoe Rebuilders]] (1941)
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*** 206: former location of grocery store (1891), [[F. Fath & Co.]] (1896), [[Haley Bros]] meat market (1899), [[H. E. Chapin]] (1914), [[Tony Petro]] fruit seller (1919-1922), [[City Shoe Rebuilders]] (1941)
 
*** 208-210: former location of [[W. G. White]] furnished rooms (1891-1899)
 
*** 208-210: former location of [[W. G. White]] furnished rooms (1891-1899)
**** 208: former location of [[W. G. White]] lunch stand (1899), [[T. R. Barfield]] (1919) [[Morris Segal]] tailor (1919-1922), [[Good Service Barber Shop]] (1923), [[Samuel Roberts]] barber (1941)
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**** 208: former location of [[W. G. White]] lunch stand (1899), [[Joseph Herman]] (1914), [[Morris Segal]] tailor (1914-1922), [[T. R. Barfield]] (1919), [[Good Service Barber Shop]] (1923), [[Samuel Roberts]] barber (1941)
 
***** 208½: former location of [[C. M. Simmons]] barber (1922)
 
***** 208½: former location of [[C. M. Simmons]] barber (1922)
 
***** 208A: former location of [[John E. Hall]] barber (1949-1953)
 
***** 208A: former location of [[John E. Hall]] barber (1949-1953)
 
***** 208B: former location of [[City Shoe Rebuilders]] (1949)
 
***** 208B: former location of [[City Shoe Rebuilders]] (1949)
**** 210: former location of [[Emma Heren]] (1896), [[The Diamond Saloon]] (1899), [[Fred Carle]] saloon (1904), [[Charles T. Heniger & Co.]] (1919), [[Quality Cafe]] restaurant (1941-1953)
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**** 210: former location of [[Emma Heren]] (1896), [[The Diamond Saloon]] (1899), [[Fred Carle]] saloon (1904), [[J. Metaxas & Cabanos Co.]] (1914), [[Charles T. Heniger & Co.]] (1919), [[Quality Cafe]] restaurant (1941-1953)
 
***** 210½: former location of [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1919), [[John Sarros]] (1949)
 
***** 210½: former location of [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1919), [[John Sarros]] (1949)
 
* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
*** 212: former location of saloon (1891), [[Southside Drug Store]] (1896-1899), [[Murray Tire Co.]] (1919) [[M. S. Najjar]] restaurant (1922)
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*** 212: former location of saloon (1891), [[Southside Drug Store]] (1896-1899), [[L. B. Shields]] (1914), [[Murray Tire Co.]] (1919) [[M. S. Najjar]] restaurant (1922)
 
*** 214: former location of grocery (1891), [[Baker Bros]] grocers (1899), [[Birmingham Tire Repair Co.]] (1919), [[Lloyd Joseph]] meats (1922), [[Birmingham Lunch Room]] (1928)
 
*** 214: former location of grocery (1891), [[Baker Bros]] grocers (1899), [[Birmingham Tire Repair Co.]] (1919), [[Lloyd Joseph]] meats (1922), [[Birmingham Lunch Room]] (1928)
 
*** 216: former location of [[M. Muller]] fish seller (1888), fruit stand (1891), [[Eugene Vollmer]] (1896), [[W. F. Taylor]] barber (1899), [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1919), [[J. H. Calhoun]] shoe polisher (1922)
 
*** 216: former location of [[M. Muller]] fish seller (1888), fruit stand (1891), [[Eugene Vollmer]] (1896), [[W. F. Taylor]] barber (1899), [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1919), [[J. H. Calhoun]] shoe polisher (1922)
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*** 220-230: [[Publix]] supermarket (2016-), former location of  [[Firestone Building]] / [[Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.]] (1943-1970, demolished 2015)  
 
*** 220-230: [[Publix]] supermarket (2016-), former location of  [[Firestone Building]] / [[Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.]] (1943-1970, demolished 2015)  
 
**** 220: former location of [[H. S. Perry Barber Shop]] (1887)
 
**** 220: former location of [[H. S. Perry Barber Shop]] (1887)
**** 222: former location of [[J. H. Whaley & Co.]] fruit dealers (1887), fish & ice (1891), [[O'Bryant & Powell]] (1896), [[W. T. O'Bryant]] fish & oysters (1899), [[James Martin]] (1919)
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**** 222: former location of [[J. H. Whaley & Co.]] fruit dealers (1887), fish & ice (1891), [[O'Bryant & Powell]] (1896), [[W. T. O'Bryant]] fish & oysters (1899–1914), [[James Martin]] (1919)
***** 222½: former location of [[L. Thompson]] shoemaker (1899), [[J. W. Cunningham]] shoe repair (1922)
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***** 222½: former location of [[L. Thompson]] shoemaker (1899), [[James Smallwood]] (1914), [[J. W. Cunningham]] shoe repair (1922)
**** 224: former location of pawn broker (1891), [[Peter Divisati]] (1896) Mrs [[C. Divisati]] grocer (1899), [[G. Davis Floyd]] / [[J. W. Mitchell]] (1919), [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1922)
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**** 224: former location of pawn broker (1891), [[Peter Divisati]] (1896) Mrs [[C. Divisati]] grocer (1899), [[Solomon David]] (1914) [[G. Davis Floyd]] / [[J. W. Mitchell]] (1919), [[A. N. Olderson]] jeweler (1922)
**** 226: former location of boots & shoes (1891), [[Brooks & Townsend]] (1896), [[Townsend & Brooks]] meat market (1899), [[C. Schillaci]] (1919), [[Frank Dirgo]] shoe repair (1922)
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**** 226: former location of boots & shoes (1891), [[Brooks & Townsend]] (1896), [[Townsend & Brooks]] meat market (1899), [[M. Domit]] (1914), [[C. Schillaci]] (1919), [[Frank Dirgo]] shoe repair (1922)
**** 228: former location of restaurant (1891), [[John Fath]] (1896), [[Payorlatos Bros.]] restaurant (1919-1922)
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**** 228: former location of restaurant (1891), [[John Fath]] (1896), [[Payorlatos Bros]] restaurant (1914-1922)
**** 230: former location of saloon (1891), [[George Linthicum]] (1896), [[J. W. Schaefer]] meat market (1899), [[E. H. Williams]] saloon (1904), [[Brown & Stribling]] butcher & seafood (1919-1926), [[L. F. Stribling]] meats, poultry & game (1934)
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**** 230: former location of saloon (1891), [[George Linthicum]] (1896), [[J. W. Schaefer]] meat market (1899), [[E. H. Williams]] saloon (1904), [[E. F. Bluemly]] (1914), [[Brown & Stribling]] butcher & seafood (1919-1926), [[L. F. Stribling]] meats, poultry & game (1934)
  
 
* east side ([[Block 136]]):
 
* east side ([[Block 136]]):
 
** 201-231: [[20 Midtown]] (built 2019)
 
** 201-231: [[20 Midtown]] (built 2019)
 
*** 201-207: former location of [[Barlow Service Station]] (1941-1949), [[Cobb Motor Co.]] (1949), [[Bracknell's Service Station]] (1953), [[Mayfield Cleaners]] (1964-1970)
 
*** 201-207: former location of [[Barlow Service Station]] (1941-1949), [[Cobb Motor Co.]] (1949), [[Bracknell's Service Station]] (1953), [[Mayfield Cleaners]] (1964-1970)
**** 201: former location of grocery / boarding house (1891), [[T. M. Dyer]] (1896), [[W. C. Brown]] grocery & meats (1899), [[Paul & Crews]] saloon (1904), [[T. F. Healey]] furniture (1919-1922)
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**** 201: former location of grocery / boarding house (1891), [[T. M. Dyer]] (1896), [[W. C. Brown]] grocery & meats (1899), [[Paul & Crews]] saloon (1904), [[T. F. Healey]] furniture (1914–1922)
***** 201½: former location of [[A. R. Wissinger]] / [[William M. Rush]] (1896)
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***** 201½: former location of [[A. R. Wissinger]] / [[William M. Rush]] (1896), [[R. E. Walden]] (1914)
 
**** 203: former location of plumber (1891), [[A. O. Sullivan]] (1896)
 
**** 203: former location of plumber (1891), [[A. O. Sullivan]] (1896)
 
***** 203½: former location of [[Pauline Hammack]] (1919)
 
***** 203½: former location of [[Pauline Hammack]] (1919)
**** 205: former location of dyer & cleaner (1891), [[Simon Spiro]] tin & heating (1919-1922)
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**** 205: former location of dyer & cleaner (1891), [[Crews & Green]] (1914), [[Simon Spiro]] tin & heating (1919-1922)
***** 205½: former location of [[D. Friedman]] (1896), [[Lula Poole]] (1919)
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***** 205½: former location of [[D. Friedman]] (1896), [[J. G. Macksoul]] / [[George Sapp]] (1914), [[Lula Poole]] (1919)
 
**** 207: former location of [[J. H. Trover]] grocer (1899), [[Reliable Furniture Co.]] (1919-1922)
 
**** 207: former location of [[J. H. Trover]] grocer (1899), [[Reliable Furniture Co.]] (1919-1922)
 
***** 207½: former location of the [[Arabic Club]] (1926)
 
***** 207½: former location of the [[Arabic Club]] (1926)
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** [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
** [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
*** 213-215: former location of [[Hammack Motor Co.]] ([[Arthur Hammack]]) auto repairs (1939-1953), [[E. R. Wood Auto Service]] (1964)
 
*** 213-215: former location of [[Hammack Motor Co.]] ([[Arthur Hammack]]) auto repairs (1939-1953), [[E. R. Wood Auto Service]] (1964)
**** 213: former location of tin shop (1891), [[Rebecca Holt]] (1896), [[Birmingham Auto Body Co.]] (1919), [[C. C. Evans]] paints (1922), [[City Cycle Shop]] (1964-1970)
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**** 213: former location of tin shop (1891), [[Rebecca Holt]] (1896), [[Lewis & Stagg]] (1914), [[Birmingham Auto Body Co.]] (1919), [[C. C. Evans]] paints (1922), [[City Cycle Shop]] (1964-1970)
**** 215: former location of [[Samuel Hatfield]] (1896), [[Acme Rebuilt Tire Co.]] (1919), [[Alabama Tire Co.]] (1922)
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**** 215: former location of [[Samuel Hatfield]] (1896), [[D. R. Moody]] (1914), [[Acme Rebuilt Tire Co.]] (1919), [[Alabama Tire Co.]] (1922)
*** 217: former location of [[E. Allegretti]] (1896), [[Grover-Blatzer Machine Co.]] (1922-1939), [[Cram Machine Shop]] (1919), [[D. R. Moody Bicycle Shop]] ([[Daniel Moody]], 1919-1953)  
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*** 217: former location of [[E. Allegretti]] (1896), [[Caravella & Cram]] (1914), [[Grover-Blatzer Machine Co.]] (1922-1939), [[Cram Machine Shop]] (1919), [[D. R. Moody Bicycle Shop]] ([[Daniel Moody]], 1919-1953)  
 
*** 219-223: former location of [[Mayfield Cleaners]] main office (1946-1970)
 
*** 219-223: former location of [[Mayfield Cleaners]] main office (1946-1970)
**** 219: former location of [[Anna Wilson]] (1896) [[Wix Furniture Co.]] (1922), [[Swift & Co.]] garage (1926), [[Luthy Piston Ring Sales]] (1941), [[Roberts Electric Co.]] (1949)
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**** 219: former location of [[Anna Wilson]] (1896), [[Robert Stubbs]] (1914),  [[Wix Furniture Co.]] (1922), [[Swift & Co.]] garage (1926), [[Luthy Piston Ring Sales]] (1941), [[Roberts Electric Co.]] (1949)
**** 221-225: former location of [[Drennen Motor Car Co.]] (1919)
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**** 221-225: former location of [[Drennen Motor Car Co.]] (1914–1919)
 
***** 221-223: former location of [[Mayfield Cleaners]] (1949)
 
***** 221-223: former location of [[Mayfield Cleaners]] (1949)
 
****** 221: former location of [[Mack Truck Co.]] (1922), [[A. A. Lott]] cleaning & tailoring (1926), [[Magic Cleaners]] (1941), [[Magic City Cleaners]] (1943)
 
****** 221: former location of [[Mack Truck Co.]] (1922), [[A. A. Lott]] cleaning & tailoring (1926), [[Magic Cleaners]] (1941), [[Magic City Cleaners]] (1943)

Revision as of 14:39, 21 March 2020

20th Street South in October 1962

20th Street South is a north-south street in midtown and southside Birmingham. 20th Street begins at the southern end of 20th Street North at the Railroad Reservation. From there it first crosses Powell Avenue, and then continues through Southside for sixteen blocks to where it intersects with Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard South.

The street runs through the UAB Medical Center, and from 10th Avenue South to Highland Avenue, it is the main road through Five Points South, a major restaurant and entertainment hub of the city.

During the 1980s rows of Willow oak trees were installed along 20th Street South as part of the city's urban tree planting project, guided by Nimrod Long & Associates.

Notable Locations (north to south)

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 20th Street South category.

Railroad Reservation/20th Street underpass

road continues north as 20th Street North

Powell Avenue

The Alagasco Building in 2010

former Alabama Great Southern Railroad crossing

Moore-Handley Hardware Co. in 1904

1st Avenue South

2nd Avenue South

c. 1963 view looking north up 20th Street toward downtown

3rd Avenue South

4th Avenue South

1977 advertisement for "The Strip"
start of UAB campus

5th Avenue South

6th Avenue South

Hillman Hospital, c. 1929

7th Avenue South

University Boulevard (formerly 8th Avenue South)

8th Court South (east) / 9th Avenue South (west)

10th Avenue South intersection

Five Points South begins

Magnolia Avenue

11th Avenue South

12th Avenue South/Highland Avenue

13th Avenue South

14th Avenue South

15th Avenue South

16th Avenue South


U. S. Highway 31 in Birmingham
North side South side
Current route Carraway Blvd · Elton B. Stephens Expressway Elton B. Stephens Expressway
Previous routes 8th Avenue N · 24th Street N 24th Street S · 7th Avenue S · 20th Street S · 21st Street S

References

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