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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]]===
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* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
* [[2nd Alley South]] intersects
 
*** 212: former location of saloon (1891), [[Southside Drug Store]] (1896-1899), [[L. B. Shields]] (1914), [[Murray Tire Co.]] (1919) [[M. S. Najjar]] restaurant (1922)
 
*** 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)
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*** 214: former location of grocery (1891), [[Baker Brothers]] grocers (1899), [[Hogan Brothers]] grocers (1914), [[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)
 
*** 218: former location of [[J. C. Goldwire]] grocer (1887)
 
*** 218: former location of [[J. C. Goldwire]] grocer (1887)
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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)
 
**** 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), [[James Smallwood]] (1914), [[J. W. Cunningham]] shoe repair (1922)
 
***** 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), [[Solomon David]] (1914) [[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]] grocer (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), [[M. Domit]] (1914), [[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), [[Melhem Domit]] grocery (1914), [[C. Schillaci]] (1919), [[Frank Dirgo]] shoe repair (1922)
 
**** 228: former location of restaurant (1891), [[John Fath]] (1896), [[Payorlatos Bros]] restaurant (1914-1922)
 
**** 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), [[E. F. Bluemly]] (1914), [[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), [[Eugene Bluemly]] meats (1914), [[Brown & Stribling]] butcher & seafood (1919-1926), [[L. F. Stribling]] meats, poultry & game (1934)
  
 
* east side ([[Block 136]]):
 
* east side ([[Block 136]]):
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** 929: [[Regions Bank]] parking lot, former location of [[D. C. Lewis]] (1919), [[Benjamin Morten]] / [[Lloyd Boggs]] / [[Buford Word]] physicians (1949)
 
** 929: [[Regions Bank]] parking lot, former location of [[D. C. Lewis]] (1919), [[Benjamin Morten]] / [[Lloyd Boggs]] / [[Buford Word]] physicians (1949)
 
** 935: former location of [[W. N. Malone]] (1919), [[The Malone]] apartments (1926-1949)
 
** 935: former location of [[W. N. Malone]] (1919), [[The Malone]] apartments (1926-1949)
** 937-943: [[Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham]] building (built 1947)
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** 937-943: [[Exchange Bank Building]] (built 1947)
 
*** 937: former location of [[Five Points Shoe Hospital]] (1947-1953), [[Elmer Crozier]] watchmaker (1949-1953)
 
*** 937: former location of [[Five Points Shoe Hospital]] (1947-1953), [[Elmer Crozier]] watchmaker (1949-1953)
 
*** 939: former location of [[J. M. Weatherly residence]] (1899), Mrs [[Z. J. Smith]] (1919), [[Scott's Apothecary]] (1949-1953)
 
*** 939: former location of [[J. M. Weatherly residence]] (1899), Mrs [[Z. J. Smith]] (1919), [[Scott's Apothecary]] (1949-1953)
*** 941: [[Regions Bank]] branch, former location of [[Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham]] (1947-1971)
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*** 941: [[Regions Bank]] (2006–), former location of [[Exchange Bank]] (1947–1957), [[Exchange-Security Bank]] (1957–1975), [[First Alabama Bank]] (1975–1983), [[AmSouth Bank]] (1983–2006)
 
*** 943: former location of [[Mary Ball Candies]] (1947-1953)
 
*** 943: former location of [[Mary Ball Candies]] (1947-1953)
  
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*** 1008½: former location of [[A. J. Newton]] (1919)
 
*** 1008½: former location of [[A. J. Newton]] (1919)
 
** 1006-1012: [[The Woolworth]] (2018-), former location of [[Woolworth's]] (1961-1970), [[Bailey Brothers Music]]
 
** 1006-1012: [[The Woolworth]] (2018-), former location of [[Woolworth's]] (1961-1970), [[Bailey Brothers Music]]
*** 1010-1012: former location of [[Five Points Market]] grocery store (1941), [[Marshall Durbin & Co.]] poultry (1949-1953)
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*** 1008: former location of the [[B. M. Allen residence]] (1913)
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*** 1010-1012: former location of [[Five Points Market]] grocery store (1941), [[Marshall Durbin & Co.]] poultry (1949-1953)
 
**** 1010: former location of Mrs [[E. C. Hudson]] (1919)
 
**** 1010: former location of Mrs [[E. C. Hudson]] (1919)
 
**** 1012: former location of [[West End Jewelry & Novelty Co.]] (1926)
 
**** 1012: former location of [[West End Jewelry & Novelty Co.]] (1926)
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*** 1020: [[New China Town Restaurant]] (2003-), former location of [[The Darling Shop]] (1949-1953), [[Manufacturers' Outlet Stores]] (1964), [[Tandy Leather Co.]] / [[Radio Shack]] (1970)
 
*** 1020: [[New China Town Restaurant]] (2003-), former location of [[The Darling Shop]] (1949-1953), [[Manufacturers' Outlet Stores]] (1964), [[Tandy Leather Co.]] / [[Radio Shack]] (1970)
 
*** 1022: [[Wicked Ways Tattoos]], former location of [[Yogurt Etc.]] (1986)
 
*** 1022: [[Wicked Ways Tattoos]], former location of [[Yogurt Etc.]] (1986)
** 1024: [[Five Points Lane]], former location of [[Parisian Bakery]] (1919), [[Kahn's Bakery]] (1922), [[A & P]] supermarket (1941), [[Lane-Rexall Drugs]] (1949-1953), [[South Place]] bar, [[Arena Sports Club]], [[Base Camp Lounge]], and [[Infinity]]
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** 1024: [[Five Points Lane]] / [[Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar]] (2019–), former location of [[Parisian Bakery]] (1919), [[Kahn's Bakery]] (1922), [[A & P]] supermarket (1941), [[Lane-Rexall Drugs]] (1949-1953), [[South Place]] bar, [[Arena Sports Club]], [[Base Camp Lounge]], and [[Infinity]]
 
** 1026: commercial building (built c. 1898, refaced c. 1910s-1920s)
 
** 1026: commercial building (built c. 1898, refaced c. 1910s-1920s)
 
*** 1026: [[Noni's]] restaurant, former location of [[Palace Market]] (1919-1922), [[Five Points Barber Shop]] (1922-1971), [[Hairport]] salon (1983-1985), [[Lola’s Kitchen]], and [[Hogie's Hot Dogs & Deli]]
 
*** 1026: [[Noni's]] restaurant, former location of [[Palace Market]] (1919-1922), [[Five Points Barber Shop]] (1922-1971), [[Hairport]] salon (1983-1985), [[Lola’s Kitchen]], and [[Hogie's Hot Dogs & Deli]]
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*** 1100: [[Original Pancake House]], former location of [[Southpoint Restaurant]] (1980s), [[Edgar's Grill]] (1989)
 
*** 1100: [[Original Pancake House]], former location of [[Southpoint Restaurant]] (1980s), [[Edgar's Grill]] (1989)
 
*** 1102: [[3000 Bar]] (2012-), former location of [[Planet Smoothie]], [[High Spirits of Five Points]], [[Kozy Flavor]]
 
*** 1102: [[3000 Bar]] (2012-), former location of [[Planet Smoothie]], [[High Spirits of Five Points]], [[Kozy Flavor]]
** 1108: [[Brennan's]] Irish pub (2018-), former location of [[Prudential Insurance]] (1970), [[The Gap]], [[Quincy]] toys, [[Fire and Ice|FiRE + iCE Improvisational Grill]] (2008-2009), [[The Red Zone]] sports bar (2013-2017)
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** 1108: former location of [[Prudential Insurance]] (1970), [[The Gap]], [[Quincy]] toys, [[Fire and Ice|FiRE + iCE Improvisational Grill]] (2008-2009), [[The Red Zone]] sports bar (2013-2017), [[Brennan's]] Irish pub (2018–2020)
 
** 1110: under construction in 1964  
 
** 1110: under construction in 1964  
 
** 1116: UPS Store, former location of [[A. Kimbell Business Machines]] (1964), [[Monroe International]] (1970), [[Subzone]]
 
** 1116: UPS Store, former location of [[A. Kimbell Business Machines]] (1964), [[Monroe International]] (1970), [[Subzone]]
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* east side:
 
* east side:
** 1501: [[Zydeco]], formerly the "[[Phoenix Club building|City Club]]" for the [[Phoenix Club]] (built 1909)
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** 1501: [[Zydeco]], formerly the "[[1909 Phoenix Club building|City Club]]" for the [[Phoenix Club]] (built 1909)
 
** 1505: apartments
 
** 1505: apartments
 
** 1511: former location of [[Judith Hodgson]] (1953)
 
** 1511: former location of [[Judith Hodgson]] (1953)

Revision as of 06:38, 20 November 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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