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==== [[11th Street North]]====
 
==== [[11th Street North]]====
 
* offramp from [[I-65]] north
 
* offramp from [[I-65]] north
* 1100: former location of [[Weaver Drug Co.]] (1941), [[Beco Sundries]] confectionary (1964)
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* 1100: former location of [[Weaver Drug Co.]] (1941), [[Beco Sundries]] confectionary (1964), [[Zaden's]], [[Hall of Fame Fish & Wings]] (2011–2015)
* 1101-1103: [[BP]] gas station, former location of [[Canon Tire Co.]] (1964)
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* 1101-1103: [[Third Avenue Citgo]] (2015–), former location of [[Canon Tire Co.]] (1964), [[Third Avenue Amoco]] (2007), [[Third Avenue BP]] (2007–2011)
 
* 1102: former location of [[John W. Weaver]] billiard (1941), [[Union Pool Room]] (1964)
 
* 1102: former location of [[John W. Weaver]] billiard (1941), [[Union Pool Room]] (1964)
 
* 1104: [[Waffle House]] (2018-), former location of [[William P. Slaughter]] barber (1941)
 
* 1104: [[Waffle House]] (2018-), former location of [[William P. Slaughter]] barber (1941)
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* 1108: former location of [[R. E. Stephens Dry Cleaning Co.] (1934-1941)
 
* 1108: former location of [[R. E. Stephens Dry Cleaning Co.] (1934-1941)
 
* 1115-1131: former location of [[Edward Greenberg]] auto parts (1941-1964)
 
* 1115-1131: former location of [[Edward Greenberg]] auto parts (1941-1964)
* 1116: [[ABC Store]]
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* 1116: [[ABC Select Spirits]] / /[[ABC Store No. 18]] (2007–)
* 1124: [[Credit Finance Inc.]]
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* 1124: [[Credit Finance Inc.]] / [[Cars Alabama]] (2007–)
  
 
==== [[12th Street North]]====
 
==== [[12th Street North]]====
* 1200: former location of [[Industrial Supplies Inc.]] (1964)
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* 1200: [[Paper Plus]] / [[UniSource Worldwide]] (2007–), former location of [[Industrial Supplies Inc.]] (1964)
* 1201: former location of [[Monson Coal Co.]] / [[Marvel Coal Co.]] / [[Roden Coal Co.]] (1941), [[Alabama Home Builders]] / [[Alabama Builders Supply Co.]] / [[Alabama Manufacturing Co.]] electric churns / [[Alabama Appliance Co.]] (1964)
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* 1201–1211: [[Independent Medical Equipment]] / [[Viking Medical Supply]] / [[Legendary Home Supplies]] (2015–), former location of [[Monson Coal Co.]] / [[Marvel Coal Co.]] / [[Roden Coal Co.]] (1941), [[Alabama Home Builders]] / [[Alabama Builders Supply Co.]] / [[Alabama Manufacturing Co.]] electric churns / [[Alabama Appliance Co.]] (1964), [[Alabama Business Furnishings]] (2007–2009)
* 1216: former location of [[Birmingham Auto Parts Co.]] (1941), [[Discount Furniture Market]] & [[Green & Stein Furniture Co.]] (1964)
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* 1216: [[Jim Burke Warehouse]], former location of [[Birmingham Auto Parts Co.]] (1941), [[Discount Furniture Market]] & [[Green & Stein Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
* 1229: [[Birmingham Urban League]]
 
* 1229: [[Birmingham Urban League]]
 
* 1231: former location of [[Jefferson Iron & Metal Co.]] junk yard (1941)
 
* 1231: former location of [[Jefferson Iron & Metal Co.]] junk yard (1941)
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==== [[13th Street North]]====
 
==== [[13th Street North]]====
 
* north side ([[Block 67]]):
 
* north side ([[Block 67]]):
** 1300: [[Jim Burke Nissan]] service department, former location of [[Davis Oil Co.]] gas station (1941), [[Ray Jr's Drive-In]] (1966), [[Catfish King]]
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** 1300–1328: [[Jim Burke Nissan]] service department
** 1304-1306: former location of [[Reinhart's Cafeteria]] (1964)
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*** 1300: former location of [[Davis Oil Co.]] gas station (1941), [[Ray Jr's Drive-In]] (1966), [[Catfish King]]
** 1308: former location of [[Dahart Ice Cream Co.]] (1941)
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*** 1304-1306: former location of [[Reinhart's Cafeteria]] (1964)
** 1310: former location of [[Glen Iris Dairies]] (1925)
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*** 1308: former location of [[Dahart Ice Cream Co.]] (1941)
** 1320-1328: former location of [[Third Avenue Motors]] used cars (1964)
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*** 1310: former location of [[Glen Iris Dairies]] (1925)
*** 1328: former location of grocery (1891)
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*** 1320-1328: former location of [[Third Avenue Motors]] used cars (1964)
** 1330: former location of [[George Louzis]] restaurant (1941)
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**** 1328: former location of grocery (1891)
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** 1330: [[Edwards Chevrolet]] parking, former location of [[George Louzis]] restaurant (1941)
 
* south side ([[Block 92]]):
 
* south side ([[Block 92]]):
** 1301-1329: [[Kings Inn]] motel, formerly [[Holiday Inn]] (1964) with [[Britling]] cafeteria, and [[Knights Inn]]
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** 1301-1329: [[Kings Inn]] motel, formerly [[Holiday Inn]] (1964) with [[Britling]] cafeteria, [[Villager Lodge]] ([[Amrut Patel]] 2007), [[Knights Inn]] (2007–2008)
 
*** 1301-1307: former location of [[Birmingham Gas Company]] (1891)
 
*** 1301-1307: former location of [[Birmingham Gas Company]] (1891)
 
*** 1309-1311: former location of [[Consolidated Electric Co.]] (1891)
 
*** 1309-1311: former location of [[Consolidated Electric Co.]] (1891)
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*** 1532: former location of [[Argeros & Co.]] restaurant (1928), [[Sue Haynes]] restaurant (1941)
 
*** 1532: former location of [[Argeros & Co.]] restaurant (1928), [[Sue Haynes]] restaurant (1941)
 
* south side ([[Block 90]]):
 
* south side ([[Block 90]]):
** 1501: [[Firehouse Shelter]] (built 1905 as [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 6]] ), former location [[West End Hose Company No. 3]] (1891), [[Birmingham Amateur Radio Club]], [[Birmingham Police Motor Pen]] garage, [[Civil Defense Rescue Squad]] storage (1964)
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** 1501: [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 6]] (built 1905), former location [[West End Hose Company No. 3]] (1891), [[Birmingham Amateur Radio Club]], [[Birmingham Police Motor Pen]] garage, [[Civil Defense Rescue Squad]] storage (1964), [[Firehouse Shelter]] (1983–2020)
 
** 1505: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1505: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1505½: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1505½: former location of dwelling (1891)
** 1509: [[Rex's Auto Service]], former location of dwelling (1891)
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** 1509: [[Rex's Auto Service]] (2007–), former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1511: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Dolphus Shields]] cabinet maker (1941)
 
** 1511: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Dolphus Shields]] cabinet maker (1941)
 
** 1513-1515: former location of [[W. E. Richardson Machine Co.]] / [[Richardson Manufacturing Co.]] (1941), [[Alabama Leather Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1513-1515: former location of [[W. E. Richardson Machine Co.]] / [[Richardson Manufacturing Co.]] (1941), [[Alabama Leather Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1519-1521: former location of duplex dwelling (1891)
 
*** 1519-1521: former location of duplex dwelling (1891)
 
** 1525: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1525: former location of dwelling (1891)
** 1531: [[Sticks & Stuff building]] (vacant), former location of dwelling (1891), [[Edwards Motor Co.]] (1941), [[Railroad Furniture Co.]] (1979), [[Sticks & Stuff]]
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** 1531: [[Sticks & Stuff building]] (vacant), former location of dwelling (1891), [[Edwards Motor Co.]] (1941), [[Railroad Furniture Co.]] (1979), [[Sticks & Stuff]] (2007)
  
 
==== [[16th Street North]]====
 
==== [[16th Street North]]====
 
* north side ([[Block 70]])
 
* north side ([[Block 70]])
** 1600: [[Your Flower Shop]], former location of boarding house (1891), [[Willis & Alford]] gas station (1941), [[Shoemaker's Standard Oil Service Station]] (1964)
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** 1600: [[Etheridge Senior Car Wash]] (2015–), former location of boarding house (1891), [[Willis & Alford]] gas station (1941), [[Shoemaker's Standard Oil Service Station]] (1964), [[Your Flower Shop]], [[Etheridge Bros. Car Wash]] (2008–2011)
** 1602: former location of [[Management Controls]] bookkeeping service (1964)
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** 1602: [[Keel Building]] (built 1948), former location of [[Management Controls]] bookkeeping service (1964)
 
** 1604: former location of dwelling (1891), [[William S. Lawler]] auto parking (1941)
 
** 1604: former location of dwelling (1891), [[William S. Lawler]] auto parking (1941)
 
** 1608: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Empire Leather Co.]] (1941-1964)
 
** 1608: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Empire Leather Co.]] (1941-1964)
** 1610: former location of [[C. C. Lewis Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Lovett's Clothing & Furniture]] (1964)
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** 1610: former location of [[C. C. Lewis Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Lovett's Clothing & Furniture]] (1964), [[Five Star Fitness]] (2016–2019)
 
** 1612-1614:  former location of [[H. J. Sparks Mercantile Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1612-1614:  former location of [[H. J. Sparks Mercantile Co.]] (1964)
*** 1612: former location of dwelling (1891), [[R. A. Green's Sons Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Amani Raha]] cocktail bar (2010-)
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*** 1612: former location of dwelling (1891), [[R. A. Green's Sons Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Amani Raha]] cocktail bar (2010-), [[The Grand at 16th]] (2015–2016), [[Levels]] nightclub (2016–2019)
 
*** 1614: former location of [[Majestic Hotel & Restaurant Supply Co.]] (1941)
 
*** 1614: former location of [[Majestic Hotel & Restaurant Supply Co.]] (1941)
 
** 1616: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Spivy-Johnson Portrait Co.]] (1920), [[Fields & Lewis Furniture Co.]] (1923), [[Decco Distributing Co.]] branch (1941), [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1616: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Spivy-Johnson Portrait Co.]] (1920), [[Fields & Lewis Furniture Co.]] (1923), [[Decco Distributing Co.]] branch (1941), [[Birmingham Leather Co.]] (1964)
** 1618: [[Etheridge Brothers Barber Shop]], former location of [[Jake H. Wilensky Leather Co.]] (1941) [[Community Blood & Plasma Services]] (1964)
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** 1618: [[Etheridge Brother & Sister Barber Shop]] (2011–), former location of [[Jake H. Wilensky Leather Co.]] (1941) [[Community Blood & Plasma Services]] (1964), [[Etheridge Brothers Barber Shop]]
** 1620: former location of [[Edison Electric Illuminating Co.]] (1891), [[Adamson Ford|Adamson Motor Car Company]], [[Thomas Garage Co.]] (1929), [[DuBose Publishing Co.]] (1941), [[Art-Print Publishing Co.]] (1948), [[Hendrix-Brooks Furniture Co.]] 1964)
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** 1620–1622: 2-story commercial building, former location of [[Edison Electric Illuminating Co.]] (1891), [[Adamson Ford|Adamson Motor Car Company]], [[Thomas Garage Co.]] (1929), [[DuBose Publishing Co.]] (1941), [[Art-Print Publishing Co.]] (1948), [[Hendrix-Brooks Furniture Co.]] 1964), [[Sera-Tech Biologicals]] plasma (2007), [[Grifols Biomat USA]] plasma center (2008)
** 1622: former location of [[Bagley's Birmingham Gas Appliance]] (1929)
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*** 1622: former location of [[Bagley's Birmingham Gas Appliance]] (1929)
** 1624: former location of [[John's Photo Service]] (1964)
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** 1624–1630: parking lot
** 1626: former location of [[Sun Finance Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1624: former location of [[John's Photo Service]] (1964)
** 1628: former location of [{Raymor Printer]] (1941), [[Swalley Printing Co.]] (1949), [[LaDame Laundry & Cleaners]] (1964)
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*** 1626: former location of [[Sun Finance Co.]] (1964)
** 1630: [[Nelson Brother's Cafe]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[Edward Hotel]], [[D. & H. Drugs]] (1929) [[Mecca Hotel]], candy shop and cafe (1931), [[Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop]] repairs 1964)
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*** 1628: former location of [{Raymor Printer]] (1941), [[Swalley Printing Co.]] (1949), [[LaDame Laundry & Cleaners]] (1964)
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*** 1630: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Edward Hotel]], [[D. & H. Drugs]] (1929) [[Mecca Hotel]], candy shop and cafe (1931), [[Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop]] repairs 1964), [[Nelson Brother's Cafe]]
  
 
* south side ([[Block 89]])
 
* south side ([[Block 89]])
** 1601: [[Etheridge Brothers Barber & Style]] No. 1, former location of dwelling (1891), [[Rawlinson Services]] gas station (1945), [[O. K. Discount Co.]] auto loans (1964)
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** 1601: [[Anthony's Barber & Style Shop]] (2016–), former location of dwelling (1891), [[Rawlinson Services]] gas station (1945), [[O. K. Discount Co.]] auto loans (1964), [[Etheridge Brothers Barber & Style]] No. 1 (–2008)
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** 1603: former location of [[Etheridge Beauty Nook]] (2007)
 
** 1607: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1607: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1609: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
** 1609: former location of dwelling (1891)
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*** 1615: former location of [[Pennington Motor Co.]] auto repair (1941), [[Uncle Bob's Motor & Transmission Service]] (1964)
 
*** 1615: former location of [[Pennington Motor Co.]] auto repair (1941), [[Uncle Bob's Motor & Transmission Service]] (1964)
 
** 1617-1621: former location of [[Auto Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
 
** 1617-1621: former location of [[Auto Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
*** 1617: [[Security Engineers Inc.]], former location of [[Allied Service]] radio service (1941)
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*** 1617: [[Security Engineers Inc.]] (2007–), former location of [[Allied Service]] radio service (1941)
 
*** 1619: former location of [[Andy Handy]] restaurant (1941)
 
*** 1619: former location of [[Andy Handy]] restaurant (1941)
 
*** 1621: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Preston Ballenger]] auto parking (1941)
 
*** 1621: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Preston Ballenger]] auto parking (1941)
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==== [[17th Street North]]====
 
==== [[17th Street North]]====
* North side ([[Block 71]])
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* north side ([[Block 71]]):
 
** 1700-1706: [[Citizens Trust Bank]], former location of [[Birmingham Auditorium]] (built 1890s), [[Bijou Theatre]] (1898-1915), [[Loew's Bijou]]/[[Leow's Vaudeville]] (1917-1925), [[Pantages Theatre]] (1925-1946), and [[Birmingham Theatre]] (1946-1950),
 
** 1700-1706: [[Citizens Trust Bank]], former location of [[Birmingham Auditorium]] (built 1890s), [[Bijou Theatre]] (1898-1915), [[Loew's Bijou]]/[[Leow's Vaudeville]] (1917-1925), [[Pantages Theatre]] (1925-1946), and [[Birmingham Theatre]] (1946-1950),
 
** 1700-1708: former location of [[Panta Corporation]] parking lot (1950), [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964-)
 
** 1700-1708: former location of [[Panta Corporation]] parking lot (1950), [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964-)
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*** 1730: former location of [[Argeros & Co.]] fruit & tobacco (1920-1921)
 
*** 1730: former location of [[Argeros & Co.]] fruit & tobacco (1920-1921)
  
* South side ([[Block 88]])
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* south side ([[Block 88]]):
** 1701: former location of dwelling (1891) [[J. M. Brown]] plumber (1923), [[State Lunch Room]], [[State Grill]] restaurant ([[Tom Bonduras]] 1929-1964)
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** 1701–1707: parking lot
*** 1701½: former location of ''[[The Call]]'' publishing company (1920)
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*** 1701: former location of dwelling (1891) [[J. M. Brown]] plumber (1923), [[State Lunch Room]], [[State Grill]] restaurant ([[Tom Bonduras]] 1929-1964)
** 1703: former location of [[Birmingham Food Products Co.]] (1925),  [[Dixie Clothing Co.]] (1929), [[Hotpoint Electric Supplies]] (1931), [[Bentley's]] electrical equipment (1941), [[Globe Loan Co.]] (1964)
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**** 1701½: former location of ''[[The Call]]'' publishing company (1920)
*** 1703½: former location of [[Eileen Levinge Dance Studios]] (1964)
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*** 1703: former location of [[Birmingham Food Products Co.]] (1925),  [[Dixie Clothing Co.]] (1929), [[Hotpoint Electric Supplies]] (1931), [[Bentley's]] electrical equipment (1941), [[Globe Loan Co.]] (1964)
** 1705: former location of [[Birmingham Publishing Co.]] (1920), [[National Clothing Co.]] (1929), [[Lincoln Finance Co.]] (1964)
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**** 1703½: former location of [[Eileen Levinge Dance Studios]] (1964)
** 1707: former location of [[Wheeler-Smith Furniture]], [[Hamilton Furniture Co.]], [[Jefferson Furniture Manufacturing Co.]] (1930s), [[Smith Bros. Furniture Exchange]] (1941), [[Jefferson Music Co.]] record store (1946), [[Sewing Machine Exchange]] (1964)
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*** 1705: former location of [[Birmingham Publishing Co.]] (1920), [[National Clothing Co.]] (1929), [[Lincoln Finance Co.]] (1964)
** 1709: former location of [[Gail Joyce Motor Company]] (1919-1950s), [[Moskowitz Electric & Supply Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1707: former location of [[Wheeler-Smith Furniture]], [[Hamilton Furniture Co.]], [[Jefferson Furniture Manufacturing Co.]] (1930s), [[Smith Bros. Furniture Exchange]] (1941), [[Jefferson Music Co.]] record store (1946), [[Sewing Machine Exchange]] (1964)
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** 1709: [[Sonya Faye's]] tailors (2007–), former location of [[Gail Joyce Motor Company]] (1919-1950s), [[Moskowitz Electric & Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 1709½: former location of [[Charles Hicks]] dental laboratory (1941)
 
*** 1709½: former location of [[Charles Hicks]] dental laboratory (1941)
 
** 1711: former location of [[W. H. Baker]] restaurant (1910), [[Cable-Burton Piano Company]] (1934-1939), [[Gepner Knitting Mills]] (1941)
 
** 1711: former location of [[W. H. Baker]] restaurant (1910), [[Cable-Burton Piano Company]] (1934-1939), [[Gepner Knitting Mills]] (1941)
** 1713: [[Signature Finance]] and [[Check Holders]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[Gluck's Hat Cleaning Co.]] (1925-1941), [[Brody Smolian Co.]] milliners (1964)
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** 1713: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Gluck's Hat Cleaning Co.]] (1925-1941), [[Brody Smolian Co.]] milliners (1964), [[Check Holders]] (2007–2008), [[Signature Finance]] (2015–2017)
** 1715: [[Chesterfield Company]] and [[E-Z Finance Co.]], former location of [[Swan Cafe]] (1936)
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** 1715:
*** 1715½: former location of [[Honolulu Conservatory of Music]] (1936-1941)
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*** 1715A: [[Chesterfield Company]] (2007–), former location of [[Swan Cafe]] (1936), [[Tandy Leather Co.]] (1964)
*** 1715A: former location of [[Tandy Leather Co.]] (1964)
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*** 1715B: [[EZ Finance Co.]] (2007–), former location of [[National Cash Register]] (1929), [[Honolulu Conservatory of Music]] (1936-1941), [[Raymor Printer]] (1939)
*** 1715B: former location of [[National Cash Register]] (1929), [[Raymor Printer]] (1939)
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** 1717: [[Mason Building]] (built 1906), former location of dwelling (1891), [[People's Drug Store]] (1906), [[Birmingham Trading Post]] (1939), [[Hotpoint Home Appliance Co.]] (1944), [[Cook Credit Furniture]] (1985), [[Cook Finance Company]] (-1990), [[First City Mortgage]]
 
** 1717: [[Mason Building]] (built 1906), former location of dwelling (1891), [[People's Drug Store]] (1906), [[Birmingham Trading Post]] (1939), [[Hotpoint Home Appliance Co.]] (1944), [[Cook Credit Furniture]] (1985), [[Cook Finance Company]] (-1990), [[First City Mortgage]]
 
*** 1717½: former offices of physician [[Ulysses Mason]] / [[People's Mutual Aid Association]] / [[American Hearts of Labor]] (1906-)
 
*** 1717½: former offices of physician [[Ulysses Mason]] / [[People's Mutual Aid Association]] / [[American Hearts of Labor]] (1906-)
 
** 1719: [[A J Collins Enterprises]], former location of [[Regal Beauty Supply Co.]] (1931-1941), [[Van Clothing & Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1719: [[A J Collins Enterprises]], former location of [[Regal Beauty Supply Co.]] (1931-1941), [[Van Clothing & Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1721-1723: [[One721 Building]], [[Alabama Futures Fund]], former location of [[Sokol Brothers Furniture]] (1929), [[Seals Piano Company]] (1931-1949), [[Green & Stein Furniture Co.]] (1951), [[Black Ross Furniture Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1721-1723: [[One721 Building]], [[Alabama Futures Fund]], former location of [[Sokol Brothers Furniture]] (1929), [[Seals Piano Company]] (1931-1949), [[Green & Stein Furniture Co.]] (1951), [[Black Ross Furniture Co.]] (1964)
*** 1721: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Sonny Boy Products]] (2011)
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*** 1721: former location of dwelling (1891), [[Sonny Boy Products]] (2007–2011)
*** 1723: former location of [[Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop]] (1923)
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*** 1723: former location of [[Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop]] (1923), [[Val's Print & Copy Corner]] (2007)
** 1725: [[Jazzi's on 3rd]] (2016-), former location of plumbing company (1891), [[New York Hatters]] (1929-1941), [[Africanese]] boutique (2014)
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** 1725: [[Jazzi's on 3rd]] (2016-), former location of plumbing company (1891), [[New York Hatters]] (1929-1941), [[Africanese]] boutique (2007–2015)
 
** 1727: [[Moore Styles]] barber shop (2014-), former location of dwelling (1891), [[Magic City Loan Co.]] (1929-1941)
 
** 1727: [[Moore Styles]] barber shop (2014-), former location of dwelling (1891), [[Magic City Loan Co.]] (1929-1941)
 
*** 1727½: former location of the ''[[Birmingham Eagle]]'' newspaper (1920)
 
*** 1727½: former location of the ''[[Birmingham Eagle]]'' newspaper (1920)
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** 1729–1731: 2-story commercial building
 
*** 1729½: former location of the ''[[Birmingham Free Speech]]'' newspaper (1904), [[William P. Wilson]] dentist / [[Mabry-Conway Co.]] dental laboratory / [[Percy Reid]] dentist / [[Elite Beauty Shop]] / ''[[Labor Advocate]]'' (1941)
 
*** 1729½: former location of the ''[[Birmingham Free Speech]]'' newspaper (1904), [[William P. Wilson]] dentist / [[Mabry-Conway Co.]] dental laboratory / [[Percy Reid]] dentist / [[Elite Beauty Shop]] / ''[[Labor Advocate]]'' (1941)
** 1731: [[Terry's Place]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[People's Drug Co.]] (1904), [[Jimmie's Soda and Cigar]] (1929-1931), [[The Kottage]] (2008), [[Legends Sports Bar & Lounge]] / [[Legends Cigar Bar]] (2011-2018)
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*** 1731: [[Terry's Place]], former location of dwelling (1891), [[People's Drug Co.]] (1904), [[Jimmie's Soda and Cigar]] (1929-1931), [[The Kottage]] (2008), [[Legends Sports Bar & Lounge]] / [[Legends Cigar Bar]] (2011-2018)
  
 
[[File:Parisian 1920s.jpg|right|thumb|275px|Parisian in the 1920s]]
 
[[File:Parisian 1920s.jpg|right|thumb|275px|Parisian in the 1920s]]
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*** 1800: [[Lyric Theatre]] lobby and building entrance, former location of flour & feed store (1891), [[D. H. Bellmore]] (1907)
 
*** 1800: [[Lyric Theatre]] lobby and building entrance, former location of flour & feed store (1891), [[D. H. Bellmore]] (1907)
 
*** 1802: former entrance to [[Lyric Barber Shop]] & [[Lyric Billiard Parlor]] (1920-1929), former location of [[Roth, Satterfield & Miller]] (1907)
 
*** 1802: former entrance to [[Lyric Barber Shop]] & [[Lyric Billiard Parlor]] (1920-1929), former location of [[Roth, Satterfield & Miller]] (1907)
*** 1804: former location of [[Battle & Yeates]] real estate (-1883), [[J. A. Yates]] real estate (1883-1888), jeweler (1891), [[Lyric Confectionery]] home-made candies (1925-1931), [[The Karmelkorn Shop]] (1941), [[First City Mortgage]], [[Birmingham Art Association]]
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*** 1804: former location of [[Battle & Yeates]] real estate (-1883), [[J. A. Yates]] real estate (1883-1888), jeweler (1891), [[Lyric Confectionery]] home-made candies (1925-1931), [[The Karmelkorn Shop]] (1941), [[First City Mortgage]] (2007), [[Birmingham Art Association]]
*** 1806: former location of [[Bolin & Rakestraw]] / [[Guarantee Hat Works]] (1907), [[National Loan & Jewelry]] (1928–1964), [[House of Hats]] (1964), [[Place Design Studio]]
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*** 1806: former location of [[Bolin & Rakestraw]] / [[Guarantee Hat Works]] (1907), [[National Loan & Jewelry]] (1928–2007), [[House of Hats]] (1964), [[Place Design Studio]]
 
**** 1806½: former location of [[Lollar's Cameras]] (1928–1941), [[Lyric Hot Dogs]] (1957-2013)
 
**** 1806½: former location of [[Lollar's Cameras]] (1928–1941), [[Lyric Hot Dogs]] (1957-2013)
 
** 1808-1810: [[Duke Brothers building]] (built 1922), former location of boarding house (1899), [[Jesse French Piano & Organ Company]] (1902), [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]] (1903), [[Majestic Theater building]] (built 1906, demolished 1921), [[Majestic Theater]] (1906–1921), [[Duke Bros Furniture Co.]]  (1922–1928), [[Joiner Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]] (1964), [[Haverty's Furniture]] (1977), [[Superior Furniture]] (2008-2015)
 
** 1808-1810: [[Duke Brothers building]] (built 1922), former location of boarding house (1899), [[Jesse French Piano & Organ Company]] (1902), [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]] (1903), [[Majestic Theater building]] (built 1906, demolished 1921), [[Majestic Theater]] (1906–1921), [[Duke Bros Furniture Co.]]  (1922–1928), [[Joiner Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Jefferson Home Furniture]] (1964), [[Haverty's Furniture]] (1977), [[Superior Furniture]] (2008-2015)
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**** 1816: former location of [[Joseph Gluck]] clothes cleaner (1907), [[Clarke-Burton Piano Company]] (1929), [[Dailey's Clothes]] (1931), [[Duke Bros. Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Vaughan-Weil Department Store]] (1964), [[Mr King Furniture]] (1977)
 
**** 1816: former location of [[Joseph Gluck]] clothes cleaner (1907), [[Clarke-Burton Piano Company]] (1929), [[Dailey's Clothes]] (1931), [[Duke Bros. Furniture Co.]] (1941), [[Vaughan-Weil Department Store]] (1964), [[Mr King Furniture]] (1977)
 
**** 1818-1820: former location of [[Kilgore Furniture Co.]] (1941)
 
**** 1818-1820: former location of [[Kilgore Furniture Co.]] (1941)
***** 1818: former location of harness store (1891), [[Cable Piano Company]], [[Columbia Graphophone Co.]] (1914), [[Williams Music House]] (1929), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1931), [[Lawrence Furniture]] (1945),  [[Lichter Furniture]], [[The Playhouse]]
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***** 1818: former location of harness store (1891), [[Cable Piano Company]], [[Columbia Graphophone Co.]] (1914), [[Williams Music House]] (1929), [[Duke Brothers Furniture]] (1931), [[Lawrence Furniture]] (1945),  [[Lichter Furniture]] (2007), [[The Playhouse]]
***** 1820: [[Forma Arts & Wellness]] (2018-), former location of furniture store (1891), [[C. A. Brake]] / [[Charles Schwend]] / [[Osce Roberts]] (1907), [[Starr Piano Company]] (1929), [[Kilgore Furniture]] (1931), [[Charles Schwend]] gun dealer
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***** 1820: [[Forma Arts & Wellness]] (2018-), former location of furniture store (1891), [[C. A. Brake]] / [[Charles Schwend]] / [[Osce Roberts]] (1907), [[Starr Piano Company]] (1929), [[Kilgore Furniture]] (1931), [[Charles Schwend]] gun dealer, [[John Stamps]] attorney (2007)
 
*** 1822-1824: [[Graves Building]] (east half, built 1904)
 
*** 1822-1824: [[Graves Building]] (east half, built 1904)
 
**** 1822: former location of [[A. J. Park]] / [[F. N. Houppert]] (1907), [[J. G. Warshaw]] restaurant (1910)
 
**** 1822: former location of [[A. J. Park]] / [[F. N. Houppert]] (1907), [[J. G. Warshaw]] restaurant (1910)
 
**** 1824: former location of [[Ozanne & Cody]] steam bakery & candy works (1891), [[Excelsior Cafe]] (1907–1915), [[Marsh Bakers]], [[The Vogue]] ladies wear (1929), [[The Olshine Co.]] ladies' clothes (1941), [[Oxman's Gifts]] (1964)
 
**** 1824: former location of [[Ozanne & Cody]] steam bakery & candy works (1891), [[Excelsior Cafe]] (1907–1915), [[Marsh Bakers]], [[The Vogue]] ladies wear (1929), [[The Olshine Co.]] ladies' clothes (1941), [[Oxman's Gifts]] (1964)
 
** 1826–1830: , former location of [[Wright Building]] / [[Woolworth Building]] (built 1883), [[Birmingham Post Office]], [[Central High School]], steam laundry, [[Gunn's Pharmacy]] (1915), [[Dan Cohen Shoe Co.]] (1929-1941), [[Darling Shop]] (1942-1949)
 
** 1826–1830: , former location of [[Wright Building]] / [[Woolworth Building]] (built 1883), [[Birmingham Post Office]], [[Central High School]], steam laundry, [[Gunn's Pharmacy]] (1915), [[Dan Cohen Shoe Co.]] (1929-1941), [[Darling Shop]] (1942-1949)
** 1826: [[Whitmire Lofts]], [[Revelator Coffee Co.]] (2014-), former location of bank (1891), [[Birmingham Railway Light & Power Co.]] waiting room / [[Sempedes Bros.]] (1907), [[Thom McAn]] shoes / [[Schiff's Family Shore Store]] (1964), [[JayMark Jewelry]], [[Snow's Wigs]]
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** 1826: [[Whitmire Lofts]], [[Revelator Coffee Co.]] (2014-), former location of bank (1891), [[Birmingham Railway Light & Power Co.]] waiting room / [[Sempedes Bros.]] (1907), [[Thom McAn]] shoes / [[Schiff's Family Shore Store]] (1964), [[JayMark Jewelry]], [[Snow's Wigs]], [[Amchex]] (2007)
 
** 1828-1830: parking lot
 
** 1828-1830: parking lot
  
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** 1801-1811:  [[Goldstein building]] (built 1927)
 
** 1801-1811:  [[Goldstein building]] (built 1927)
 
*** 1801: former location of vacant lot (1891), [[Dewberry Drug Co.]] (1929-1941), [[Alabama Cigar & Soda Company]] (c. 1959), House of $8.50 Eyeglasses (1964), [[City Action Partnership]] (2000s)
 
*** 1801: former location of vacant lot (1891), [[Dewberry Drug Co.]] (1929-1941), [[Alabama Cigar & Soda Company]] (c. 1959), House of $8.50 Eyeglasses (1964), [[City Action Partnership]] (2000s)
*** 1803: former location of [[Mansfield Hat Shop]] (1941), [[Mark's Hat Shop]] (1964)
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*** 1803: former location of [[Mansfield Hat Shop]] (1941), [[Mark's Hat Shop]] (1964), [[Don's Hair Care]] (2007)
 
*** 1805-1809: former location of [[Roberta's]] women's clothier (1957-1964)
 
*** 1805-1809: former location of [[Roberta's]] women's clothier (1957-1964)
 
**** 1805-1807: former location of dwelling (1891)
 
**** 1805-1807: former location of dwelling (1891)

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3rd Avenue North, looking east from 18th Street in October 1972
3rd Avenue North, looking northeast from 21st Street, c. 1911

Third Avenue North is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. The westernmost section by that name ends at Center Street, although the road continues further west as 3rd Avenue West. The easternmost section ends at 88th Street, just west of Roebuck Municipal Golf Course.

Third Avenue is continuous from Center Street to Carraway Boulevard (formerly 26th Street North). At that point, it is interrupted by the 2nd Avenue North off-ramp of the Elton B. Stephens Expressway and railroad tracks. The road is one way eastbound from 9th to 26th Street North. There is a short segment of 3rd on the west side of 28th Street North. The next segment curves from 29th Street northward to line up with 31st Street North across Messer Airport Highway.

The avenue does not appear again eastward until Forest Hills Cemetery next to the I-20/I-59 interchange. At this point, Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North (formerly 10th Avenue North), becomes 3rd Avenue. Third then continues northeast with some gaps, notably at Trotwood Park, I-59, and East Lake Park, to 88th Street.

The two-way portion of 3rd Avenue from Center Street to 9th Avenue is five lanes wide. The one-way portion is four lanes from 9th to 14th Street North and three lanes from 14th to between 24th and 25th Street. At this point, the left lane becomes an on-ramp for the Elton B. Stephens Expressway. Throughout the 1970s and most of the 1980s, this on-ramp was the northernmost point to get on the expressway as it did not connect to I-20/I-59 at that time. Third Avenue continues as two lanes under the expressway to Carraway Boulevard. The rest of the road segments east of here are two lanes as well.

History

The initial commercial expansion on 3rd Avenue took place on the south side of the street during the 1880s between 20th and 21st Streets. Third Avenue was also where the first two county courthouses in Birmingham were built (at 21st Street). The courthouse attracted other development to the intersection where it was located, such as the Title Guaranty Building.

Three stores on the north side of the 1800 block (Block 72), modernized in 1961, were damaged in a major fire on the evening of December 17, 1970.

The first section of 3rd Avenue North to be converted from two-way to one-way (eastbound) traffic was from 14th Street North to Red Mountain Expressway. The one-way section was expanded westward to 9th Street North in 1973 by the Alabama Department of Transportation's TOPICS (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety) program.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 3rd Avenue North category.

Smithfield neighborhood

••• 730: Furniture Warehouse / Premium Home Improvements / Shepard & Shepard desk rental (2007)

Fountain Heights

11th Street North

12th Street North

13th Street North

14th Street North

    • north side (Block 68):
      • 1400-1430: Edwards Chevrolet (1944-)
        • 1400-1402: former location of duplex residence (1891), former location of Trackside Gas Station (1941)
        • 1404-1406: former location of duplex residence (1891)
        • 1408-1410: former location of duplex residence (1891)
        • 1412: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1416: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1420: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1424: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1430: former location of dwelling (1891), Braswell Tire Co. (1941)
    • south side (Block 91):
      • 1401-1421: Edwards Chevrolet used car lot
        • 1401: former location of grocery (1891), Olin Maddis potter (1941)
        • 1403: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1407: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1409: former location of store attached to dwelling (1891)
        • 1411: former location of M. M. Nance bakery (1887), Robert Funk bakery (1888), dwelling (1891)
        • 1413: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1417: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1421: former location of dwelling (1891)
      • 1421-1427: former location of Baker's Frozen Sweets (1941), Baker's Ice Cream Co. (1964)
        • 1423: former location of dwelling (1891)
        • 1427: former location of dwelling (1891)
      • 1429-1431: former location of Canon Tire Co. (1964)
        • 1431: former location of dwelling (1891)

15th Street North

16th Street North

Pantages Theatre in 1945

17th Street North

Parisian in the 1920s
The Lyric Theatre in 1930

18th Street North

Central City

1926 photograph of 3rd Avenue North, looking east from the 1900 block
Postcard view of 3rd Avenue North, looking west from 20th Street

19th Street North

This block was described in 1900 as "occupied by one-story buildings used for negro restaurants, barber shops, etc."
The Empire Theater in 1981

20th Street North

21st Street North

22nd Street North

23rd Street North

24th Street North

25th Street North

References

  • White, Marjorie Longenecker, ed. (1980) Downtown Birmingham: Architectural and Historical Walking Tour Guide, second edition. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society.
  • R.L. Polk & Co. (1919) "R.L. Polk & Co.'s Birmingham City Directory"
  • Polk's Birmingham (Jefferson County, Ala.) City Directory (1964) Richmond, Virginia: R. L. Polk & Co.

External links

3rd Avenue North on Google Maps