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**** 1802½: former location of [[Suburban Hotel]] (1920-), [[St James Hotel]] (1941)
 
**** 1802½: former location of [[Suburban Hotel]] (1920-), [[St James Hotel]] (1941)
 
*** 1806: former location of [[Kaplaman's Market]] (1929), [[J. Chaimowitz Meats]] (1931)
 
*** 1806: former location of [[Kaplaman's Market]] (1929), [[J. Chaimowitz Meats]] (1931)
*** 1808: former location of [[Gorden & Crewet]] (1887), [[Birmingham Gas Appliance Co.]] (1923), [[Barstein Fruit Co.]] & [[Jacob Chaimowitz]] meats (1941)
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*** 1808: former location of [[Gorden & Crewet]] (1887), [[Kate McEvoy]] boarding house (1900), [[Birmingham Gas Appliance Co.]] (1923), [[Barstein Fruit Co.]] & [[Jacob Chaimowitz]] meats (1941)
 
*** 1810: former site of [[Everybody's Market]] (1929-1941), [[Bargain Town USA|War Surplus Store]] (1957), [[Shniper's 4th Avenue Clothing]] (1964)
 
*** 1810: former site of [[Everybody's Market]] (1929-1941), [[Bargain Town USA|War Surplus Store]] (1957), [[Shniper's 4th Avenue Clothing]] (1964)
*** 1812-1816: former site of [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
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*** 1812–1822: former location of [[J. Fies & Sons]] livery (1900)
**** 1812-1814: former location of [[Clarence Saunders Groceries]] (1929), [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Store]] (1931-1941)
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**** 1812-1816: former site of [[Car Park Inc.]] parking lot (1964)
**** 1816: former location of [[Tolbert & Boone]] market (1927), [[Gulf Coast Meat & Vegetable Co.]] (1929), [[Bloomston's Meat Market]] (1931-1941)
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***** 1812-1814: former location of [[Clarence Saunders Groceries]] (1929), [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Store]] (1931-1941)
** 1818: former location of [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1929), [[Sirote's Delicatessen]] delicatessen (1931-1941)
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***** 1816: former location of [[Tolbert & Boone]] market (1927), [[Gulf Coast Meat & Vegetable Co.]] (1929), [[Bloomston's Meat Market]] (1931-1941)
** 1820-1830: [[One Federal Place]] (built 2002)
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**** 1818: former location of [[Hill Food Stores|Hill Grocery Co.]] (1929), [[Sirote's Delicatessen]] delicatessen (1931-1941)
*** 1820: former location of Maurice Letaw druggist (1925), Lane Drugs (1931), Restaurant G (2002-2006), Mix (2011-2013), Continental Bakery Downtown (2014-2015)
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**** 1820-1830: [[One Federal Place]] (built 2002)
** 1820-1822: former location of [[Piggly-Wiggly]] (1929)
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***** 1820-1822: former location of [[Maurice Letaw]] druggist (1925), [[Piggly-Wiggly]] (1929), Lane Drugs (1931), Restaurant G (2002-2006), Mix (2011-2013), Continental Bakery Downtown (2014-2015)
*** 1822: former location of [[Catanzano Brothers]] produce and fish market (1914-1941)
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****** 1822: former location of [[Catanzano Brothers]] produce and fish market (1914-1941)
** 1824-1830: former site of the [[Fox Building]] (built 1895, demolished 1981)
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***** 1826-1830: former location of the [[Fox Building]] (built 1895, demolished 1981), [[John Fox's Sons Groceries]] (1895-1910), [[Roger's Groceries]] (1929), [[Quality Market]] (1931), [[Thomas Feinstein]] second-hand clothes (1941)
*** 1824: former location of [[John Fox's Sons Groceries]] (1895-1910), [[Roger's Groceries]] (1929), [[Quality Market]] (1931), [[Thomas Feinstein]] second-hand clothes (1941)
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****** 1826: former location of [[Tom D. And on Vegetables]] and [[Alabama Fish Oyster Co.]] (1929), meat market (1931)
*** 1826: former location of [[Tom D. And on Vegetables]] and [[Alabama Fish Oyster Co.]] (1929), meat market (1931)
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****** 1828: former location of [[H. E. Max]] (1927), [[Elite Market]] (1929), ladies' clothes (1931), [[Chicago Clothing Co.]] (1941), [[Bel-Air Finance Co.]] (1964)
*** 1828: former location of [[H. E. Max]] (1927), [[Elite Market]] (1929), ladies' clothes (1931), [[Chicago Clothing Co.]] (1941), [[Bel-Air Finance Co.]] (1964)
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****** 1830: former location of [[Letaw's Drug Store]] (1929), [[Lane Drug Store]] (1931), [[Home Loan & Discount Corp]] & [[Famous Loan & Finance Co.]] (1964)
*** 1830: former location of [[Letaw's Drug Store]] (1929), [[Lane Drug Store]] (1931), [[Home Loan & Discount Corp]] & [[Famous Loan & Finance Co.]] (1964)
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* south side ([[Block 72]]):
 
* south side ([[Block 72]]):
 
** 1801: former location of [[Koplon's Korner]] clothes (1931-1964)
 
** 1801: former location of [[Koplon's Korner]] clothes (1931-1964)
** 1803: former location of [[T. F. Daly]] grocery store (1888), [[Roosevelt Hotel]] (1931-1941), [[Ansley Hotel]] (1964)
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** 1803: former location of [[T. F. Daly]] grocery store (1888), [[William Bulger]] grocery (1900), [[Roosevelt Hotel]] (1931-1941), [[Ansley Hotel]] (1964)
 
*** 1803½: former location of the [[Suburban Hotel]] (1925)
 
*** 1803½: former location of the [[Suburban Hotel]] (1925)
 
** 1805: former location of [[Bob Stubbs]]' Indian motorcycle dealership (1914), [[Browdy's]] delicatessen (1929), [[Roy Logan]] shoes (1941), [[Phillip's Jewelry Store]] (1964)
 
** 1805: former location of [[Bob Stubbs]]' Indian motorcycle dealership (1914), [[Browdy's]] delicatessen (1929), [[Roy Logan]] shoes (1941), [[Phillip's Jewelry Store]] (1964)
 
** 1807: former location of [[Peerless Supply Co.]] (1929), [[Philip's Jewelry Store]] (1941), [[Oscar Hyde Loans]] (1964)
 
** 1807: former location of [[Peerless Supply Co.]] (1929), [[Philip's Jewelry Store]] (1941), [[Oscar Hyde Loans]] (1964)
** 1809-1811: [[United Temple]] building
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** 1809-1811: [[United Temple]] building, former location of [[Mewbourne & Spain]] undertakers & embalmers (1900s), [[New Peerless Market]] (1927), [[Kantor's Delicatessen]] (1929),  [[National Lunch]] (1931-1941), [[Uncle Sam's Pawn Shop]] (1964)
***former location of [[Mewbourne & Spain]] undertakers & embalmers (1900s), [[New Peerless Market]] (1927), [[Kantor's Delicatessen]] (1929),  [[National Lunch]] (1931-1941), [[Uncle Sam's Pawn Shop]] (1964)
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*** 1809: former location of [[Florence Posey]] boarding house (1900)
*** 1809½: former location of [[D. H. Gilreath]] contractor (1923),  [[Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc.]] (1924-1931)
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**** 1809½: former location of [[D. H. Gilreath]] contractor (1923),  [[Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc.]] (1924-1931)
 
** 1811: former location of [[Abel-Rose Merchandise Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1811: former location of [[Abel-Rose Merchandise Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1813: [[Harambe]], former location of [[M. M. Zavelo Army Goods]] store (1929), [[Boston Shoe Store]] (1931-1964)
 
** 1813: [[Harambe]], former location of [[M. M. Zavelo Army Goods]] store (1929), [[Boston Shoe Store]] (1931-1964)

Revision as of 12:07, 30 May 2021

Fourth Avenue North is an east-west street running through downtown Birmingham. It runs from Center Street in the west to 24th Street North in the east. From 9th to 24th Streets, the three- to four-lane street is one way westbound.

The road appears again as a two-lane residential street between Interstate 59 and Wahouma Park, west of 72nd Street. It is interrupted by the interstate between 75th and 77th Streets, but then continues from 77th to 88th Place, running between Lynn Park and East Lake Park.

Fourth Avenue runs through a few historic districts, including its own 4th Avenue Historic District (from 16th to 19th Street), the Civil Rights District, and the Loft District. In addition, the buildings at 1914, 1917, 1919, and 1930 are part of the Downtown Birmingham Retail and Theatre Historic District.

History

Fourth Avenue originally extended east to 26th Street North, but when the Birmingham Post Office was constructed in the early 1970s, it occupied the space where the street had run.

4th Avenue North was converted from two-way to one-way (westbound) traffic was from 24th Street North 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 4th Avenue North category.

Smithfield neighborhood

Fountain Heights

12th Street North intersects

13th Street North intersects

14th Street North intersects

15th Street North intersects

16th Street North intersects

The New Deal Barber Shop at 1701 4th Avenue North
View of the 1700 block of 4th Avenue North in 1977

17th Street North intersects

Mewbourne & Spain at 1809 4th Avenue North
The Fox Building at 1824-30 4th Avenue North

18th Street North intersects

Central City

Birmingham City Hall in 1927
1900 block of 4th Avenue North
Southern Hotel at 4th & 20th

19th Street North intersects

BPA Deck 3 addition (2009)

20th Street North intersects

21st Street North intersects

22nd Street North intersects

23rd Street North intersects

24th Street North intersects