Difference between revisions of "2nd Avenue North"

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**** 1700-1704: former location of [[Jefferson Garage & Sales Co.]] (1926)
 
**** 1700-1704: former location of [[Jefferson Garage & Sales Co.]] (1926)
 
***** 1700-1702: former location of 2-story duplex (1891)
 
***** 1700-1702: former location of 2-story duplex (1891)
****** 1700: former location of Mrs [[A. C. Wilson]] boarding house (1887), [[Phoenix Cafe]] (1937-1953)
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****** 1700: former location of Mrs [[A. C. Wilson]] boarding house (1887), [[Phoenix Cafe]] (1931-1953)
****** 1702: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Company]] (1937)
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****** 1702: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Company]] (1931-1937)
***** 1704: former location of a dwelling (1891), [[National Cash Register Co.]] (1937)
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***** 1704: former location of a dwelling (1891), [[Rainbow Furniture Co.]] (1931), [[National Cash Register Co.]] (1937)
 
**** 1706: former location of [[Jefferson Barbecue]] (1926), [[Lamar Insurance]], entrance to the Phoenix Building and [[Phoenix Bowling Center]]
 
**** 1706: former location of [[Jefferson Barbecue]] (1926), [[Lamar Insurance]], entrance to the Phoenix Building and [[Phoenix Bowling Center]]
 
*** 1708: former location of a dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1708: former location of a dwelling (1891)
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**** 1712: former location of grocery store (1891)
 
**** 1712: former location of grocery store (1891)
 
**** 1714: former location of grocery store (1891), Mrs [[B. Leary]] restaurant (1897)
 
**** 1714: former location of grocery store (1891), Mrs [[B. Leary]] restaurant (1897)
*** 1716-1718: [[Jefferson Home Furniture building]], former location of [[J. E. Cain Furniture]] (1929), [[W. O. Broyles Furniture]] (1937), [[Joiner Furniture]] (1944-1945), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1945-1964), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]]
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*** 1716-1718: [[Jefferson Home Furniture building]], former location of [[Joseph E. Cain Furniture]] (1929-1931), [[W. O. Broyles Furniture]] (1937), [[Joiner Furniture]] (1944-1945), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1945-1964), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]]
 
**** 1716: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Fain Motor Co.]] (1922), [[Duke Bros. Furniture Co.]] (1953)
 
**** 1716: former location of grocery store (1891), [[Fain Motor Co.]] (1922), [[Duke Bros. Furniture Co.]] (1953)
 
***** 1716A: former location of ticket office (1891)
 
***** 1716A: former location of ticket office (1891)
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**** 1722: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1926-1929), [[Birmingham Rug & Linoleum Company]] (1949-1964)
 
**** 1722: former location of [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1926-1929), [[Birmingham Rug & Linoleum Company]] (1949-1964)
 
*** 1724-1726: former location of [[Evans Company]] electrical equipment (1931), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
 
*** 1724-1726: former location of [[Evans Company]] electrical equipment (1931), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
*** 1724: former location of dwelling (1891), [[W. H. Day & Co.]] restaurant (1904), [[C. W. Mays]] harness & hardware (1922-1937), [[American Laundry Co.]] (1926), [[Eugene Beauty Salon]] / [[Bessie Peterson]] chiropodist (1953)
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*** 1724: former location of dwelling (1891), [[W. H. Day & Co.]] restaurant (1904), [[Charles W. Mays]] harness & hardware (1922-1937), [[American Laundry Co.]] (1926-1931), [[Eugene Beauty Salon]] / [[Bessie Peterson]] chiropodist (1953)
 
*** 1724½: former location of [[American Laundry]] (1929), [[Birmingham Chickery]] (1931)
 
*** 1724½: former location of [[American Laundry]] (1929), [[Birmingham Chickery]] (1931)
*** 1726: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Annex Cafe]] (1910), [[Whaley-Burgin-Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1922-1926), [[Burgin & Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1929), [[Credit Tire Store]] (1937), [[Mehr's Music Store]] (1953)
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*** 1726: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Annex Cafe]] (1910), [[Whaley-Burgin-Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1922-1926), [[Burgin & Fowler Furniture Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Credit Tire Store]] (1937), [[Mehr's Music Store]] (1953)
 
*** 1728-1732: parking lot, former site of [[Birmingham Hotel]]/[[New Florence Hotel]] (1890s-1935), [[Gulf Service Station]]
 
*** 1728-1732: parking lot, former site of [[Birmingham Hotel]]/[[New Florence Hotel]] (1890s-1935), [[Gulf Service Station]]
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**** 1728: former location of [[Covin Baker]] barber (1931)
 
**** 1730: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891), [[J. P. Moransas]] restaurant (1904)
 
**** 1730: former location of dwelling / fruit stand (1891), [[J. P. Moransas]] restaurant (1904)
 
**** 1732: former location of [[A. Chafitino]] restaurant (1897), [[J. F. Laird]] barber (1922), [[Florence Cafe]] (1926)
 
**** 1732: former location of [[A. Chafitino]] restaurant (1897), [[J. F. Laird]] barber (1922), [[Florence Cafe]] (1926)
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**** 1727-1733: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
 
**** 1727-1733: former location of stores "being built" (1891)
 
***** 1727: former location of [[Ritz Beauty Shop]] (1937), [[Miami Permanent Wave Co.]] beauty shop (1953), [[Miami Beauty Salon]] and [[American Beauty College]] (1964)
 
***** 1727: former location of [[Ritz Beauty Shop]] (1937), [[Miami Permanent Wave Co.]] beauty shop (1953), [[Miami Beauty Salon]] and [[American Beauty College]] (1964)
****** 1727½: former location of [[Talbot House]] (1922), [[Talbot Hotel]] (1926), [[WBRC-AM]] studios / [[Birmingham Broadcasting Co.]] / [[International News Service]] (1953-1964)
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****** 1727½: former location of [[Talbot House]] (1922), [[Talbot Hotel]] (1926), [[Ritz Billiard Parlor]] (1931), [[WBRC-AM]] studios / [[Birmingham Broadcasting Co.]] / [[International News Service]] (1953-1964)
 
***** 1729-1731: former location of [[Lantrip's Drug Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Woods Drugs]] (1937), [[Weatherly Cigar & Soda Co.]], [[Leon & Arnold's Inc.]] confectionary (1953)
 
***** 1729-1731: former location of [[Lantrip's Drug Co.]] (1929-1931), [[Woods Drugs]] (1937), [[Weatherly Cigar & Soda Co.]], [[Leon & Arnold's Inc.]] confectionary (1953)
 
****** 1729: former location of [[J. F. Ehrhart]] harnesses (1922), [[Channell Florist]] (1929-1937), [[Dorothy's Hat Shop]],
 
****** 1729: former location of [[J. F. Ehrhart]] harnesses (1922), [[Channell Florist]] (1929-1937), [[Dorothy's Hat Shop]],

Latest revision as of 15:58, 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