Difference between revisions of "21st Street North"

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**** 214½: former location of [[Senn & Bethea]] attorneys (1887)
 
**** 214½: former location of [[Senn & Bethea]] attorneys (1887)
 
*** 216: former location of ice cream & confections (1891), [[Gatchel's Photo Stock House]] (1904), [[George E. Moore]] grocer ([[Birmingham Sandwich Shop]] (1928)
 
*** 216: former location of ice cream & confections (1891), [[Gatchel's Photo Stock House]] (1904), [[George E. Moore]] grocer ([[Birmingham Sandwich Shop]] (1928)
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**** 216A: former location of [[WKAX-AM]] broadcast studio (1951)
 
**** 216½: former location of [[J. L. Yancy]] insurance (1887), [[Birmingham Blue Print Co.]] (1938)
 
**** 216½: former location of [[J. L. Yancy]] insurance (1887), [[Birmingham Blue Print Co.]] (1938)
*** 218-224: [[Massey Building]] (built 1925 as [[Massey Building|Bankers Mortgage-Bond Building]]), former location of office block (1891)
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*** 218–224: [[Massey Building]] (built 1925 as [[Massey Building|Bankers Mortgage-Bond Building]]), former location of office block (1891)
 
**** 218: former location of [[Rogers Printing Co.]] (1887), [[Sloss Iron & Steel Company]] (1887)
 
**** 218: former location of [[Rogers Printing Co.]] (1887), [[Sloss Iron & Steel Company]] (1887)
 
***** 218½: former location of [[Birmingham Mining & Manufacturing]] (1887), [[D. A. Helmich]] architect (1904), [[Dr Gwin & Co.]] specialists
 
***** 218½: former location of [[Birmingham Mining & Manufacturing]] (1887), [[D. A. Helmich]] architect (1904), [[Dr Gwin & Co.]] specialists

Revision as of 07:16, 26 June 2020

View up 21st Street North from Southside in August 2007

21st Street North is a north-south street running through downtown Birmingham. The street begins as part of Richard Arrington, Jr Boulevard, picking up at the middle of the Rainbow Viaduct over the Railroad Reservation. From there it continues north to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, where it bends onto 10th Avenue North, onto which Richard Arrington, Jr Boulevard continues.

21st Street North proper picks up again north of the BJCC, continuing through Druid Hills on a route that jogs to the east and west at several intersections before ending at 15th Avenue North. Another section picks up on the other side of F. L. Shuttlesworth Drive and bends to the southwest under I-65 to 18th Street North. Yet another section picks up again east of I-65 near Finley Boulevard and continues to just beyond 26th Avenue North, where it bends onto 26th Court North. It picks up again at 29th Avenue North and continues through a residential section of North Birmingham to the campus of Carver High School.

Electric lights were installed 21st Street North from the viaduct to 8th Avenue North in 1945 under the city's contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 21st Street North category.


  • Park Place (west) / 7th Avenue North (east) intersect
    • west side (Block 22):
      • 700–
      • 710-730: Jefferson County Courthouse (built 1931)
        • 700–708: former location of large residence (1902–1911)
        • 710: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 712: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 714–720: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 726–728: former location of Henry Gray residence (1892–1911)
      • 732–748: Jefferson County Courthouse Annex (built 1962)
        • 730–732: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 734–736: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 738–740: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 742–744: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
        • 746–748: former location of dwelling (1902–1911)
    • east side (Block 23):
      • 701–711: former location of dwelling (1911)
      • 713–715: former location of First Christian Church and Education Building
        • 713: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 715: former location of dwelling (1911)
      • 717–731: Jefferson County Parking Deck
        • 717–719: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 721–727: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 729: former location of dwelling (1911)
        • 731: Sophia's Deli, former location of dwelling (1911)