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:''road continues north as [[20th Street North]]''
 
:''road continues north as [[20th Street North]]''
 
* west side:
 
* west side:
** 2-8: former location of [[McLester & Van Hoose]] wholesale grocery / [[Planters' Cotton Warehouse]] behind (1885), [[Crane Co.]] plumbing supply (1919-1953)
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** 2-8: former location of [[McLester & Van Hoose]] wholesale grocery / [[Planters' Cotton Warehouse]] behind (1885), [[Crane Co.]] plumbing supply (1914–1953)
 
*** 2: former location of [[Oldham & Co.]] saloon (1896-1899)
 
*** 2: former location of [[Oldham & Co.]] saloon (1896-1899)
 
*** 4: former location of [[T. N. Balabanos]] restaurant (1896-1897)
 
*** 4: former location of [[T. N. Balabanos]] restaurant (1896-1897)
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**** 8½: former location of [[Simpson Mercantile & Lumber Co.]] (1896), [[F. Furnansky]] clothing / [[I. Harris]] barber (1899)
 
**** 8½: former location of [[Simpson Mercantile & Lumber Co.]] (1896), [[F. Furnansky]] clothing / [[I. Harris]] barber (1899)
 
** (10-14 formerly indicated as north of Powell Avenue)
 
** (10-14 formerly indicated as north of Powell Avenue)
*** 10: former location of cobbler (1885), [[Perry-Mason-Brown Shoe Co.]] (1896)
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*** 10: former location of cobbler (1885), [[Perry-Mason-Brown Shoe Co.]] (1896), [[Barbour Plumbing Light & Electrical Co.]] (1914)
*** 12: former location of saloon (1885), [[Perry Hardware Co.]] (1896-1899), [[H. W. Perry & Co.]] wholesale tobacco (1899), [[Wittichen Coal & Transfer Co.]] / [[Jackson's Lake Sand & Gravel Co.]] / [[Whitaker Paper Co.]] (1919), [[John Parks Newsome]] storage (1949), [[Southern Lighting Co.]] (1949-1953)
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*** 12: former location of saloon (1885), [[Perry Hardware Co.]] (1896-1899), [[H. W. Perry & Co.]] wholesale tobacco (1899), [[Meyer-Marx Co.]] (1914), [[Wittichen Coal & Transfer Co.]] / [[Jackson's Lake Sand & Gravel Co.]] / [[Whitaker Paper Co.]] (1919), [[John Parks Newsome]] storage (1949), [[Southern Lighting Co.]] (1949-1953)
 
*** 14: former location of [[Standard Clothing & Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1949), [[Calder Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1953)
 
*** 14: former location of [[Standard Clothing & Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1949), [[Calder Furniture Co.]] warehouse (1953)
  
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** 1-7: former location of vacant land (1885)
 
** 1-7: former location of vacant land (1885)
 
*** 1-3: former location of [[Atlas Machine & Supply Co.]] (1919-1922), [[Banks Parking Lot]] (1953)
 
*** 1-3: former location of [[Atlas Machine & Supply Co.]] (1919-1922), [[Banks Parking Lot]] (1953)
**** 1: former location of [[Goodman Transfer & Warehouse]] (1926), [[Royal Tire Co.]] filling station (1941), [[Louisville & Nashville Railroad]] freight agency and [[Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad]] freight office (1964)
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**** 1: former location of [[Wallace Brokerage Co.]] / [[George Lum Machine & Supply Co.]] (1914), [[Goodman Transfer & Warehouse]] (1926), [[Royal Tire Co.]] filling station (1941), [[Louisville & Nashville Railroad]] freight agency and [[Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad]] freight office (1964)
 
***** 1½: former location of Mrs [[F. A. Prouty]] (1896)
 
***** 1½: former location of Mrs [[F. A. Prouty]] (1896)
**** 3: former location of [[McClary-Jemison Machine Co.]] / [[Barber-Greene Co.]] (1919), [[Interstate Belting & Packaging]] (1922), [[Southern Auction & Storage Co.]] (1926)
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**** 3: former location of [[Oilver Electric & Machine Co.]] (1914), [[McClary-Jemison Machine Co.]] / [[Barber-Greene Co.]] (1919), [[Interstate Belting & Packaging]] (1922), [[Southern Auction & Storage Co.]] (1926)
 
***** 3½: former location of [[Oliver-Walstrum Armature Works]] (1919)
 
***** 3½: former location of [[Oliver-Walstrum Armature Works]] (1919)
 
*** 5: former location of [[Mathieson Alkali Works]] / [[Jefferson Distributing Co.]] / [[McCall Brokerage Co.]] (1941-1948), [[Wood Distributing Co.]] (1940s), [[Hudepohl Distributing Co.]] (1949), [[Mathieson Chemical Co.]] / [[Southern Distributors]] (1949-1953), [[Supreme Beverage Co.]] / [[Jefferson Distributing Co.]] (1953-1970), [[Olin-Mathieson Chemical Co.]] (1964-1970)
 
*** 5: former location of [[Mathieson Alkali Works]] / [[Jefferson Distributing Co.]] / [[McCall Brokerage Co.]] (1941-1948), [[Wood Distributing Co.]] (1940s), [[Hudepohl Distributing Co.]] (1949), [[Mathieson Chemical Co.]] / [[Southern Distributors]] (1949-1953), [[Supreme Beverage Co.]] / [[Jefferson Distributing Co.]] (1953-1970), [[Olin-Mathieson Chemical Co.]] (1964-1970)
 
*** 7: former location of [[Warrior Machine Works]] (1899)
 
*** 7: former location of [[Warrior Machine Works]] (1899)
** 9: former location of [[Southern Railway]] freight depot (1919-1964), [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] passenger depot  / [[Mobile & Ohio Railway]] / [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] freight office (1922-1964), [[McCall Brokerage Co.]] / [[Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad]] (1949)
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** 9: former location of [[Southern Railway]] freight depot / [[Mobile & Ohio Railway]] (1914–1964), [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] passenger depot  / [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] freight office (1922-1964), [[McCall Brokerage Co.]] / [[Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad]] (1949)
  
 
===[[Powell Avenue]]===
 
===[[Powell Avenue]]===

Revision as of 15:33, 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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