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* former site of [[Odeon Two Theater]]
 
* former site of [[Odeon Two Theater]]
 
* North side ([[Block 85]])
 
* North side ([[Block 85]])
** 2000: [[Frank Nelson Building]] (205 20th Street North), [[Whiteboard IT]], former location of [[Mineral City Auction & Commission House]] (1887), [[National Cigar Shop]] (1931-1964), [[The Fountainette]] (1964), [[A. & A. Ash Jewelers]] (1940-2007)
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** 2000-2006: [[Frank Nelson Building]] (built 1903 as the [[Frank Nelson Building|First National Bank Building]]), [[Whiteboard IT]], former location of [[Mineral City Auction & Commission House]] (1887), [[National Cigar Shop]] (1931-1964), [[The Fountainette]] (1964), [[A. & A. Ash Jewelers]] (1940-2007)
** 2002: former location of [[W. R. Rosser & Co.]] (1887), [[Palmer, Jergeson & Co.]] (1887), [[National Cigar Co.]] (1931), [[Oxman Gift Shop]], [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]]
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*** 2002: former location of [[W. R. Rosser & Co.]] (1887), [[Palmer, Jergeson & Co.]] (1887), [[National Cigar Co.]] (1931), [[Oxman Gift Shop]], [[Snow's Cards and Gifts]]
** 2004: former location of [[James W. McDonald]] confectioner (1887), [[V. Manfredo]] restaurant (1897), [[Esther Brooks]] (1931), [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
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*** 2004: former location of [[James W. McDonald]] confectioner (1887), [[V. Manfredo]] restaurant (1897), [[Esther Brooks]] (1931), [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
*** 2004B: former location of [[Guaranty Savings & Loan]] (1931)
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**** 2004B: former location of [[Guaranty Savings & Loan]] (1931)
** 2006: former location of [[Maffatt & Lee]] (1887), [[Ansley, Thomas & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[W. C. Swem & Co.]] roofer (1887), [[Hartsfield Co.]] ), (1931), [[GAC Finance Corp.]] (1964)
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**** 2006: former location of [[Maffatt & Lee]] (1887), [[Ansley, Thomas & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[W. C. Swem & Co.]] roofer (1887), [[Hartsfield Co.]] (1931-1950s), [[GAC Finance Corp.]] (1964)
** 2008-2010: [[Garrett Building]]/[[Singer Building]]
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** 2008-2010: [[Garrett Building]]/[[Singer Building]] (built 1885)
*** 2008: former location of [[A.B. McKenney]] grocer, [[Joseph Goldstein & Son]] clothier (1922) ([[Singer Sewing Machine Co.]] (1929-1964), [[Btech Inc.]] (-2019)
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*** 2008: former location of [[A. B. McKenney]] grocer, [[Joseph Goldstein & Son]] clothier (1922) ([[Singer Sewing Machine Co.]] (1929-1964), [[Btech Inc.]] (-2019)
 
**** 2008½: former location of [[Lacy Realty Company]], [[R. T. Boyett]] photographer (1920)
 
**** 2008½: former location of [[Lacy Realty Company]], [[R. T. Boyett]] photographer (1920)
 
** 2010-2024: [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 6]] (built 1987)
 
** 2010-2024: [[Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 6]] (built 1987)
*** 2010: former location of the [[H. M. Harton]] dry goods (1887), [[Webb Book Co.]] (1904), [[Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1929), [[Trustee's Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1934),  [[Trustee's Loan & Discount Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2010: former location of the [[H. M. Harton]] dry goods (1887), [[Webb Book Co.]] (1904), [[Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1929), [[Trustee's Loan & Guaranty Co.]] (1934),  [[Trustee's Loan & Discount Co.]] (1950s-1964)
**** 2010½: former location of the [[Garrett Building]], [[Dr. Charles Whelan]] (1887), [[W. E. Berry & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Thompson & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[John D. Elliott]] broker (1887), offices of the [[King Lumber Co.]],  
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**** 2010½: [[Charles Whelan]] physician (1887), [[W. E. Berry & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Thompson & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[John D. Elliott]] broker (1887), [[King Lumber Co.]] offices,  
*** 2012: former site of [[Lindsay Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[Hopkins Stove & Tinware Co.]] (1896-1897), [[Warren Brothers]] hardware & sporting goods (1931-1939), [[Guaranty Savings & Loan Association]] (1964)
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*** 2012: former site of [[Lindsay Furniture Co.]] (1887), [[Hopkins Stove & Tinware Co.]] (1896-1897), [[Warren Brothers]] hardware & sporting goods (1931-1939), [[Guaranty Savings & Loan Association]] (1950s-1964)
*** 2014-2016: former location of [[Royal Theatre]] (1929-1951), [[Morrison's Cafeteria]] (1953-1965)
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*** 2014-2016: former location of [[Royal Theatre]] building (1929-1953), [[Morrison's Cafeteria]] (1953-1965)
**** 2014: former location of [[Copeland & Henry]] real estate (1887), [[Copeland & Stone]] booksellers (1887-1888), [[A. H. Andrews & Co.]] school furniture (1887), [[Lillianthal & Obear Jewelry Company]] (1887), [[Winkley Printing Works]], [[Dewberry & Montgomery Stationery Co.]] (1914), [[Webb's Book Store]] (1928-1939), [[Preston Furniture]]
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**** 2014: former location of [[Copeland & Henry]] real estate (1887), [[Copeland & Stone]] booksellers (1887-1888), [[A. H. Andrews & Co.]] school furniture (1887), [[Lillianthal & Obear Jewelry Company]] (1887), [[Winkley Printing Works]], [[Dewberry & Montgomery Stationery Co.]] (1914), [[Webb's Book Store]] (1928-1939), [[Preston Furniture]], [[Health Spot Shoes]] (1952)
 
***** 2014½: former location of [[Brown & Hickman]] Attorneys at Law (1887)  
 
***** 2014½: former location of [[Brown & Hickman]] Attorneys at Law (1887)  
**** 2016: former location of  [[Gasser's]] restaurant (1880s), [[A. J. Murphy & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Singer Manufacturing Co.]] (1887), [[Ellis Restaurant]] (1904-1905), [[Albert Restaurant]] (1910)
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**** 2016: former location of  [[Gasser's]] restaurant (1880s), [[A. J. Murphy & Co.]] real estate (1887), [[Singer Manufacturing Co.]] (1887), [[Ellis Restaurant]] (1904-1905), [[Albert Restaurant]] (1910), [[Royal Theatre]] (1929-1953)
***** 2016½: former location of Miss [[Jennie Phillips]] dress maker (1887)
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***** 2016½: former location of Miss [[Jennie Phillips]] dressmaker (1887)
*** 2018: former location of [[Stollenwerck & Lewis]] druggists (1887), [[Hoy-Ratterman Carpet Company]], [[Hynds-Upshaw Paint & Glass Co.]], [[Butcher Tool & Hardware]] (1929), [[Webb Book Store]] (1931), [[State Luggage & Jewelry Co.]] pawn shop (1964), [[Studio Book Shop]]
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*** 2018: former location of [[Stollenwerck & Lewis]] druggists (1887), [[Hoy-Ratterman Carpet Company]], [[Hynds-Upshaw Paint & Glass Co.]], [[Butcher Tool & Hardware]] (1929), [[Webb Book Store]] (1931), [[Studio Book Shop]] (1950s), [[State Luggage & Jewelry Co.]] pawn shop (1964),
**** 2018½: former location of Dr [[R. B. Webb]] oculist (1887). Dr [[R. A. Berry]] (1887), Dr [[E. P. Earl]] (1887), Drs [[Hughes & Chew]] (1887), Dr [[E. P. Riggs]] (1887), Dr [[R. B. Webb]](1887)
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**** 2018½: former location of Dr [[R. B. Webb]] oculist (1887)/ [[R. A. Berry]] / [[E. P. Earl]] / [[Hughes & Chew]] / [[E. P. Riggs]] / [[R. B. Webb]] physicians (1887)
 
*** 2020: former location of [[George Cristopher]] fruit dealer (1887), [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] cookware (1929-1931), [[The Fair]], [[Gordon's Optical]], [[Spielberg's Camera Shop]] and [[Shoe Center]]
 
*** 2020: former location of [[George Cristopher]] fruit dealer (1887), [[John W. O'Neill Co.]] cookware (1929-1931), [[The Fair]], [[Gordon's Optical]], [[Spielberg's Camera Shop]] and [[Shoe Center]]
 
*** 2022: former location of [[C. H. Francis & Co.]] shoes, (c.1887), [[W. N. Benson]] engraver (1887),  [[R. W. A. Wilda]] real estate (1887), [[Roden & McWilliams]] shoes (1890), [[Patton-Pope Drug Co.]] (1929), [[Levan Jewelry Company]], [[Greater Birmingham Paint Supply]], [[Sportman Barber Shop]] (1964)
 
*** 2022: former location of [[C. H. Francis & Co.]] shoes, (c.1887), [[W. N. Benson]] engraver (1887),  [[R. W. A. Wilda]] real estate (1887), [[Roden & McWilliams]] shoes (1890), [[Patton-Pope Drug Co.]] (1929), [[Levan Jewelry Company]], [[Greater Birmingham Paint Supply]], [[Sportman Barber Shop]] (1964)

Revision as of 10:31, 6 October 2019

1900 block of 2nd Avenue North in 2006

2nd Avenue North (or Second Avenue North, formerly just 2nd Avenue) is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. The street is so named from Center Street in the west (where it becomes Tuscaloosa Avenue), continuously through downtown, to 29th Street North, after which it dead ends.

Sections of 2nd Avenue North reappear between 32nd and 35th Streets, between 47th and 52nd Streets, between 53rd and 54th Streets, and again east of Trotwood Park between 71st and 78th Streets. A short stub of 2nd Avenue North runs toward East Lake Park from 80th Street near I-59, then resumes between 85th and 86th Streets near Roebuck.

The area surrounding 2nd and 3rd Avenue North near the Alabama and Lyric Theatres is considered the heart of Birmingham's Theater District. The section between 22nd and 25th Streets is part of the City Center Loft District, utilized for the annual ArtWalk festival.

The area north of 2nd Avenue between 11th and 14th Streets was once known as Baconsides, and was particularly hard hit by the 1873 cholera epidemic. 2nd Avenue North is the setting for the fictional "Olympia Gym" in the novel and film, Stay Hungry.

The section of 2nd Avenue between 20th and 24th Street is part of the Downtown Birmingham Historic District. Until the mid-1980s, Red Mountain Expressway terminated at the 2nd Avenue North offramp.

MAX Transit Route 1 and MAX Transit Route 3 take 2nd Avenue westward to Elyton.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 2nd Avenue North category.
Dates in parentheses indicate when the address was known to have been used, not necessarily the entire span of its use.

Smithfield neighborhood

Not all intersections are listed.
St John's Episcopal Church
Wilborn Service Station and Wilborn Construction Co. at 830 2nd Avenue North

Fountain Heights neighborhood

The Thomas Jefferson Hotel
1700 block of 2nd Avenue North with the Ritz Theater, c. 1950s
The Bell Building at 1814 2nd Avenue North in January 1912

Central City neighborhood

Hudgins' fountain in 1886

19th Street North intersection

Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk Factory in 1939

20th Street North intersection

BPA Deck No. 6 on 2nd Avenue North

21st Street North intersection

The Zinszer Building at 2115-2119 2nd Avenue North

22nd Street North intersection

23rd Street North intersection

24th Street North intersection

25th Street North intersection

Carraway Boulevard (26th Street North) intersection

28th Street North intersects

29th Street North intersects (north only)

North Avondale

Woodlawn

Wahouma

Unknown addresses