Difference between revisions of "20th Street South"

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(1st Avenue South (formerly Avenue A) / Rotary Trail)
(2nd Avenue 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.]] (1922), [[Commercial Trades Institute]] (1949)
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*** 200: former location of [[Bethea Brothers Grocery]] (1887-1891), [[Ladislas Vadeboncoeur]] (1896) [[A. Schaefer]] grocery & meats (1899), [[Duncan Drug Co.]] (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 (1922)
 
*** 202: former location of [[C. C. Clayborn]] grocer (1887), furniture store (1891), [[N. S. Shahid]] dry goods (1922)
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**** 208: former location of [[W. G. White]] lunch stand (1899), [[Morris Segal]] tailor (1922), [[Good Service Barber Shop]] (1923), [[Samuel Roberts]] barber (1941)
 
**** 208: former location of [[W. G. White]] lunch stand (1899), [[Morris Segal]] tailor (1922), [[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)
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***** 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), [[Quality Cafe]] restaurant (1941-1949)
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**** 210: former location of [[Emma Heren]] (1896), [[The Diamond Saloon]] (1899), [[Fred Carle]] saloon (1904), [[Quality Cafe]] restaurant (1941-1953)
 
***** 210½: former location of [[John Sarros]] (1949)
 
***** 210½: former location of [[John Sarros]] (1949)
 
* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
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* 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), [[Mayfield Cleaners]] (1964-1970)
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*** 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 (1922)
 
**** 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 (1922)
 
***** 201½: former location of [[A. R. Wissinger]] / [[William M. Rush]] (1896)
 
***** 201½: former location of [[A. R. Wissinger]] / [[William M. Rush]] (1896)
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***** 207B: former location of "Chinese laundry" (1891)
 
***** 207B: former location of "Chinese laundry" (1891)
 
*** 209-2011: former location of boarding house (1891)
 
*** 209-2011: former location of boarding house (1891)
**** 209: former location of [[Carmichael Tile Co.]] (1926), [[Postal-Telegraph Cable Co.]] (1941), [[Community Finance Co.]] (1949), [[Industrial Diesel Hydraulics]] (1964-demolished 2016)
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**** 209: former location of [[Carmichael Tile Co.]] (1926), [[Postal-Telegraph Cable Co.]] (1941), [[Community Finance Co.]] (1949), [[State Farm Insurance Co.]] (1953), [[Industrial Diesel Hydraulics]] (1964-demolished 2016)
**** 209½: former location of [[Alabama Printing Co.]] (1941-1964)
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**** 209½: former location of [[Alabama Printing Co.]] / [[Norman Lawler]] (1941-1964)
**** 211: former location of Mrs [[B. Strite]] (1896), [[Alabama Printing Co.]] (1926), [[Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.]] sales office (1941-1949), [[Birmingham Appliance Service]] (1964-1970)
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**** 211: former location of Mrs [[B. Strite]] (1896), [[Alabama Printing Co.]] (1926), [[Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.]] sales office (1941-1953), [[Birmingham Appliance Service]] (1964-1970)
 
** [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
** [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
*** 213-215: former location of [[Hammack Motor Co.]] ([[Arthur Hammack]]) auto repairs (1939-1949), [[E. R. Wood Auto Service]] (1964)
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*** 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), [[C. C. Evans]] paints (1922), [[City Cycle Shop]] (1964-1970)
 
**** 213: former location of tin shop (1891), [[Rebecca Holt]] (1896), [[C. C. Evans]] paints (1922), [[City Cycle Shop]] (1964-1970)
 
**** 215: former location of [[Samuel Hatfield]] (1896), [[Alabama Tire Co.]] (1922)
 
**** 215: former location of [[Samuel Hatfield]] (1896), [[Alabama Tire Co.]] (1922)
*** 217: former location of [[E. Allegretti]] (1896), [[Grover-Blatzer Machine Co.]] (1922-1939), [[D. R. Moody Bicycle Shop]] ([[Daniel Moody]], 1922-1949)  
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*** 217: former location of [[E. Allegretti]] (1896), [[Grover-Blatzer Machine Co.]] (1922-1939), [[D. R. Moody Bicycle Shop]] ([[Daniel Moody]], 1922-1953)  
 
*** 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)
 
**** 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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****** 223: former location of [[Thomas F. Healey]] furniture (1939-1943)
 
****** 223: former location of [[Thomas F. Healey]] furniture (1939-1943)
 
****** 225: former location of [[Harbin Discount Pharmacy|Robert Harbin]] drug store (1939)
 
****** 225: former location of [[Harbin Discount Pharmacy|Robert Harbin]] drug store (1939)
*** 231: former location of [[Harbin Discount Pharmacy|Robert Harbin Drugs]] (1941). [[Likis Brothers Sundries]] restaurant (1949), [[Likis Brothers Cafe]] (1964-1970)
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*** 231: former location of [[Harbin Discount Pharmacy|Robert Harbin Drugs]] (1941). [[Likis Brothers Sundries]] restaurant (1949), [[Likis Brothers Cafe]] (1953-1970)
 
[[File:Liberty banner.jpg|center|thumb|800px|c. 1963 view looking north up 20th Street toward downtown]]
 
[[File:Liberty banner.jpg|center|thumb|800px|c. 1963 view looking north up 20th Street toward downtown]]
  

Revision as of 08:45, 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

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