Difference between revisions of "20th Street South"

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(Railroad Reservation/20th Street underpass)
(Powell Avenue)
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[[File:Alagasco Building (20th Street South).jpg|right|thumb|300px|The Alagasco Building in 2010]]
 
[[File:Alagasco Building (20th Street South).jpg|right|thumb|300px|The Alagasco Building in 2010]]
 
former [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] crossing
 
former [[Alabama Great Southern Railroad]] crossing
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* west side:
 
** 10-20: former location of [[Goodman Transfer & Warehouse]] (1926)
 
** 10-20: former location of [[Goodman Transfer & Warehouse]] (1926)
 
*** 10: former location of saloon (1885), [[Garland Wilson]] saloon (1904)
 
*** 10: former location of saloon (1885), [[Garland Wilson]] saloon (1904)
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**** 14: former location of saloon (1885)
 
**** 14: former location of saloon (1885)
 
*** 18-22: former location of livery stable (1885), [[J. A. Yates & Co.]] machinery [[Knights of Pythias Hall]] 3rd floor (1899), [[San Pedro Wine Co.]] (1941), [[A. B. Dick Co.]] business machines (1964)
 
*** 18-22: former location of livery stable (1885), [[J. A. Yates & Co.]] machinery [[Knights of Pythias Hall]] 3rd floor (1899), [[San Pedro Wine Co.]] (1941), [[A. B. Dick Co.]] business machines (1964)
**** 18-20: former location of [[Allison Moving & Storage]] (1949)
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**** 18-20: former location of [[Allison Moving & Storage]] (1949), [[Charles Eagan Co.]] office supplies (1953)
***** 18: former location of [[Charles Leno]] restaurant / [[Robert Dunn]] saloon (1887), [[Perry Supply Co.]] (1922-1926), [[Amalgamated Roofing Co.]]/[[Miller Rubber Co.]]/[[Peasley-Gaulbert Co.]] (1926)
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***** 18: former location of [[Charles Leno]] restaurant / [[Robert Dunn]] saloon (1887), [[Perry Supply Co.]] (1922-1926), [[Amalgamated Roofing Co.]] / [[Miller Rubber Co.]] / [[Peasley-Gaulbert Co.]] (1926)
 
***** 20: [[Alagasco Building]]/[[Alagasco Center for Energy Technology]], former location of [[A.L. Baxter]] dyer (1887), [[First American Bank|National Bank of Commerce]] (1965)
 
***** 20: [[Alagasco Building]]/[[Alagasco Center for Energy Technology]], former location of [[A.L. Baxter]] dyer (1887), [[First American Bank|National Bank of Commerce]] (1965)
**** 22: : former location of [[Harris Turnansky]] (1896), [[Myer Bros]] dry goods (1899), [[Gulf States Sales]] office supplies (1941-1949), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] (1964)
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**** 22: : former location of [[Harris Turnansky]] (1896), [[Myer Bros]] dry goods (1899), [[Gulf States Sales]] office supplies (1941-1949), [[Hartfield Roofing & Heating Co.]] (1953), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] (1964)
** 24: former location of vacant store (1885), [[Thomas Pound]] (1896) [[John Cocalis]] restaurant (1904), [[Peter Bairas]] lunch room (1922), [[The Greenwood Co.]] real estate/[[Washington National Insurance Co.]] (1941), [[Weldon Furniture Co.]] (1949), [[Culberson Dance Studio]] (1956), [[Carolyn Cooper Rejuvenating Cosmetics]] (1964), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] storage (1970)
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** 24: former location of vacant store (1885), [[Thomas Pound]] (1896) [[John Cocalis]] restaurant (1904), [[Peter Bairas]] lunch room (1922), [[The Greenwood Co.]] real estate/[[Washington National Insurance Co.]] (1941), [[Weldon Furniture Co.]] (1949), [[Youngstown Kitchen Sales & Service Co.]] (1953), [[Culberson Dance Studio]] (1956), [[Carolyn Cooper Rejuvenating Cosmetics]] (1964), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] storage (1970)
 
** 26-28: former location of [[W. H. Rickman]] saloon (1899), [[B. F. Strange]] saloon (1904)
 
** 26-28: former location of [[W. H. Rickman]] saloon (1899), [[B. F. Strange]] saloon (1904)
*** 26: former location of restaurant / fruit stand (1885), [[G. De Whiting]] restaurant (1897), [[W. A. Walker]] second hand goods (1922), [[Bates Valve Bag Corp.]] / [[St Regis Paper Co.]] (1941), [[Butane-Propane Appliance Co.]] / [[Kendrick Co.]] (1949), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] (1970)
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*** 26: former location of restaurant / fruit stand (1885), [[G. De Whiting]] restaurant (1897), [[W. A. Walker]] second hand goods (1922), [[Bates Valve Bag Corp.]] / [[St Regis Paper Co.]] (1941), [[Butane-Propane Appliance Co.]] / [[Kendrick Co.]] (1949), [[Simmons Electric Co.]] (1953), [[Junior League Nearly New Shop]] (1970)
*** 28: former location of barber shop (1885) [[John C. Smith]] (1896), [[Williams Furnace Co.]] (1922), [[Southern States Equipment Corp.]] (1941), [[Universal Sales Co.]] appliances (1949), [[M & F One Stop Record Mart]] (1964), [[Studio of Professional Arts]] dance school (1966-1970)
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*** 28: former location of barber shop (1885) [[John C. Smith]] (1896), [[Williams Furnace Co.]] (1922), [[Southern States Equipment Corp.]] (1941), [[Universal Sales Co.]] appliances (1949), [[The Brady Co.]] construction equipment (1953), [[M & F One Stop Record Mart]] (1964), [[Studio of Professional Arts]] dance school (1966-1970)
**** 28½: former location of [[U.S. Department of Agriculture]] Cotton Production & Marketing Administration (1949), [[Alabama National Guard]] Special Forces Headquarters (1964)
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**** 28½: former location of [[U.S. Department of Agriculture]] Cotton Production & Marketing Administration (1949), [[Communications Workers of America]] / [[Alabama State Industrial Union Council]] / [[Congress of Industrial Organizations]], [[United Packinghouse Workers of America Local No. 33]], [[United Packinghouse Workers of America Local No. 136]], [[Birmingham Industrial Union Council]], [[United Bakery & Confectionary Workers Local No. 441]], [[United Wholesale & Warehouse Employees Local No. 261]] (1949), [[Alabama National Guard]] Special Forces Headquarters (1964)
 
** 30-34: former location of [[Seaboard Air Line Railroad]] freight office, freight station, passenger station and police (1922-1970)
 
** 30-34: former location of [[Seaboard Air Line Railroad]] freight office, freight station, passenger station and police (1922-1970)
 
*** 30: former location of grocery store (1885) [[Henderson Lowe]] (1896), [[F. Rubel & Co.]] saloon (1899)
 
*** 30: former location of grocery store (1885) [[Henderson Lowe]] (1896), [[F. Rubel & Co.]] saloon (1899)
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[[File:Moore Handley 1904.png|right|thumb|300px|Moore-Handley Hardware Co. in 1904]]
 
[[File:Moore Handley 1904.png|right|thumb|300px|Moore-Handley Hardware Co. in 1904]]
  
* east side
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* east side:
 
** 11-23: [[Daniel Building]] (built 1970), headquarters for [[Compass Bank]], former location of [[Carlisle Electric Appliance Co.]] (1940-1941), [[Moore-Handley]] appliance department (1964)
 
** 11-23: [[Daniel Building]] (built 1970), headquarters for [[Compass Bank]], former location of [[Carlisle Electric Appliance Co.]] (1940-1941), [[Moore-Handley]] appliance department (1964)
 
*** 11: former location of vacant sheds (1885)
 
*** 11: former location of vacant sheds (1885)
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**** 21-23: former location of vacant store (1885)
 
**** 21-23: former location of vacant store (1885)
 
***** 23: former location of [[Annie Cole]] (1896)
 
***** 23: former location of [[Annie Cole]] (1896)
** 25-31: former location of [[Moore-Handley, Inc.|Moore-Handley Hardware Co.]] (1904-1949)
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** 25-31: former location of [[Moore-Handley, Inc.|Moore-Handley Hardware Co.]] (1904-1953)
 
*** 25-27: former location of vacant store (1885)
 
*** 25-27: former location of vacant store (1885)
 
**** 27: former location of [[Quarles Cohen & Co.]] stocks & bonds (1970)
 
**** 27: former location of [[Quarles Cohen & Co.]] stocks & bonds (1970)

Revision as of 08:36, 23 November 2019

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 (formerly Avenue A) / Rotary Trail

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

External links