Difference between revisions of "4th Avenue North"

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====[[17th Street North]] intersects====
 
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* north side ([[Block 62]]):
 
* north side ([[Block 62]]):
** 1700: [[Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse]] secured parking, former location of [[James Luckie residence]], [[Lambrakes Confectionery Co.]] (1929), [[William Minos]]' restaurant (1941), [[Brown Derby Grill]] (1949), [[Stanley's Cafe]] (1964)
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** 1700: [[Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse]] secured parking, former location of [[James Luckie residence]], [[Lambrakes Confectionery Co.]] (1929), [[William Minos]]' restaurant (1904–1941), [[Brown Derby Grill]] (1949), [[Stanley's Cafe]] (1964)
 
** 1702: former offices of ''[[The Progressive Farmer]]'' (c. 1920)
 
** 1702: former offices of ''[[The Progressive Farmer]]'' (c. 1920)
 
** 1704: former location of [[James Love]] shoe repair (1929), [[James A. Robinson]] shooting gallery (1949)
 
** 1704: former location of [[James Love]] shoe repair (1929), [[James A. Robinson]] shooting gallery (1949)
*** 1704½: former location of [[The Manhattan]] / [[Porter's Temple]] (1929), [[Blue Note Hotel]], [[Club Zombi]] / [[Musicians Union Local No. 733]] / [[Alf Taylor]] (1949)
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*** 1704½: former location of [[The Manhattan]] / [[Porter's Temple]] (1929), [[Enterprise Hotel]] (19340), [[Blue Note Hotel]], [[Club Zombi]] / [[Musicians Union Local No. 733]] / [[Alf Taylor]] (1949)
** 1706: former location of [[Manhattan Billiard Hall]] (1929), [[John Gillespie]] billiard hall (1941), [[Lincoln Inn]] restaurant (1949)
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** 1706: former location of [[Manhattan Billiard Hall]] (1929), [[John Gillespie]] billiard hall (1940–1941), [[Lincoln Inn]] restaurant (1949)
** 1708: former location of [[Alper's Shirt Shop]] (1929), [[Mabry Brothers]] men's furnishings (1941-1949)
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** 1708: former location of [[Alper's Shirt Shop]] (1929), [[Mabry Brothers]] men's furnishings (1940-1949)
 
** 1710-1712: former location of [[Little Savoy Cafe]] also known as [[Bob's Savoy Cafe]] (1937-1958)
 
** 1710-1712: former location of [[Little Savoy Cafe]] also known as [[Bob's Savoy Cafe]] (1937-1958)
*** 1710 former location of [[Peterman's Barbecue]] / [[Dixie Cafeteria]] / [[Peterman Barber Shop]] (1927–1929), [[Vaughn 5 & 10 Cent Store]] (1941), [[Julius Peterman]] barber (1941-1949)  
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*** 1710 former location of [[Peterman's Barbecue]] / [[Dixie Cafeteria]] / [[Peterman Barber Shop]] (1927–1929), [[Vaughn 5 & 10 Cent Store]] (1940–1941), [[Julius Peterman]] barber (1940-1949)
 
*** 1712: former location of [[Dixie Theatre]] (1927-1929), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
 
*** 1712: former location of [[Dixie Theatre]] (1927-1929), [[Allright Parking]] lot (1964)
** 1714: former location of [[People's Photo Studio]], [[Utopia Cleaners]] / [[Fair Lee Cab Co.]] (1949), [[Thunderbird Restaurant]] (1960), [[Step & Fetch It]] ([[Ernest George]] 1960), [[Lounge Grill]] (1964)
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** 1714: former location of [[William Tolliver]] peanuts (1940), [[People's Photo Studio]], [[Utopia Cleaners]] / [[Fair Lee Cab Co.]] (1949), [[Thunderbird Restaurant]] (1960), [[Step & Fetch It]] ([[Ernest George]] 1960), [[Lounge Grill]] (1964)
 
*** 1714A: former location of [[Charles Johnson]] barbecue (1929)
 
*** 1714A: former location of [[Charles Johnson]] barbecue (1929)
** 1716: former location of [[Broyles Furniture Co.]] / [[Star Billiard Parlor]] (1929), [[Royal Art Studios]] (1949)
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** 1716: former location of [[Broyles Furniture Co.]] / [[Star Billiard Parlor]] (1929), [[Woodlawn Pool Room]] (1940), [[Royal Art Studios]] (1949)
** 1718: former location of [[Fashion Tailor]] / [[Frolic Theatre]] (1929), [[Haynes Shooting Gallery]] (1941), [[New Home Billiard Parlor]] (1949-1964)
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** 1718: former location of [[Fashion Tailor]] / [[Frolic Theatre]] (1929), [[Esquire Tailors]] (1940), [[Haynes Shooting Gallery]] (1941), [[New Home Billiard Parlor]] (1949-1964)
*** 1718½: former location of [[Our Home Hotel]] (1920–1929), [[New Home Hotel]] (1935-1949)
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*** 1718½: former location of [[Our Home Hotel]] (1920–1929), [[New Home Hotel]] ([[Austin Sylvester]] 1935-1949)
** 1720–1722: former location of [[New Frolic Theatre]] (1941), [[Frolic Theatre]] (1949)
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** 1720–1722: former location of [[New Frolic Theatre]] (1940–1941), [[Frolic Theatre]] (1949)
*** 1720: former location of [[The Style Shop]] / [[W. R. Strother]] confectionery (1929), , [[Tower Burger Snack Bar]] (1964)
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*** 1720: former location of [[The Style Shop]] / [[W. R. Strother]] confectionery (1929), [[Tower Burger Snack Bar]] (1964)
**** 1720A: former location of [[Universal Optical & Jewelry Co.]] (1941). [[Catherine Lambert]] news dealer (1949), [[Mac's Famous Shine Parlor]] (1964)
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**** 1720A: former location of [[Universal Optical & Jewelry Co.]] (1940–1941). [[Catherine Lambert]] news dealer (1949), [[Mac's Famous Shine Parlor]] (1964)
 
**** 1720B: former location of [[Universal Optical & Jewelry Co.]] (1949)
 
**** 1720B: former location of [[Universal Optical & Jewelry Co.]] (1949)
 
*** 1722: former location of [[Frolic Billiard Hall]] / [[Sanis Toggery]] (1929), [[Wesley Murray]] billiard hall (1941), [[Famous Shines & Billiard Parlor]] (1964)
 
*** 1722: former location of [[Frolic Billiard Hall]] / [[Sanis Toggery]] (1929), [[Wesley Murray]] billiard hall (1941), [[Famous Shines & Billiard Parlor]] (1964)
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** 1726: former location of [[Red Ball Billiard Parlor]] (1929), [[Peerless Laundry Corp.]] (1941), [[The Orange Bowl]] confectionary (1949), [[Big Bargain Outlet]] (1964)
 
** 1726: former location of [[Red Ball Billiard Parlor]] (1929), [[Peerless Laundry Corp.]] (1941), [[The Orange Bowl]] confectionary (1949), [[Big Bargain Outlet]] (1964)
 
** 1728: former location of [[Madame Clisby]] salon (1925), [[Blumberg Loan Co.]] (1929), [[Esquire Tailors]] (1941), [[Famous Record & Jewelry Store]] (1949), [[Famous Record Bar]] & [[Bomchel Watch Repair]] (1964)
 
** 1728: former location of [[Madame Clisby]] salon (1925), [[Blumberg Loan Co.]] (1929), [[Esquire Tailors]] (1941), [[Famous Record & Jewelry Store]] (1949), [[Famous Record Bar]] & [[Bomchel Watch Repair]] (1964)
** 1730: former location of [[Guaranty Mercantile Co.]] clothing (1929), [[The Quality Store]] department store (1941-1964)
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** 1730: former location of [[Guaranty Mercantile Co.]] clothing (1929), [[The Quality Store]] department store (1940-1964)
  
 
* south side ([[Block 71]]):
 
* south side ([[Block 71]]):
** 1701: [[Urban Impact, Inc.]] former location of [[P. M. Murphy]] barber / [[Miguel Ochua]] shoe repairs / [[Constantine Beris]] cleaners / [[Charles Cafe]] (1929), [[Fourth Avenue Grill]] (1941), [[Dunbar Cafe]] (1949-1964)
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** 1701: [[Urban Impact, Inc.]] former location of [[P. M. Murphy]] barber / [[Miguel Ochua]] shoe repairs / [[Constantine Beris]] cleaners / [[Charles Cafe]] (1929), [[Timothy Smith]] restaurant (1940), [[Fourth Avenue Grill]] (1941), [[Dunbar Cafe]] (1949-1964)
*** 1701A: former location of [[Marie Simpson]] photographer (1941-1949)
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*** 1701A: former location of [[Marie Simpson]] photographer (1940-1949)
 
*** 1701B-C: [[William Patton]] barber (1949)
 
*** 1701B-C: [[William Patton]] barber (1949)
**** 1701B: [[New Deal Barber Shop]] (1941-)
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**** 1701B: [[New Deal Barber Shop]] (1941-), former location of [[William Patton]] barber / [[Daniel Williams]] clothes cleaner (1940)
 
**** 1701C: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
 
**** 1701C: former location of [[Utopia Cleaners]] (1964)
** 1703 [[Davenport-Harris Building]]: former location of [[Alabama Fine Tailoring Co.]] (1929), [[Alabama Tailoring Company]] (1941), [[Fourth Avenue Grill]] (1949)
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** 1703 [[Davenport-Harris Building]]: former location of [[Alabama Fine Tailoring Co.]] (1929), [[Alabama Tailoring Company]] (1940–1941), [[Fourth Avenue Grill]] (1949)
 
*** 1703B: [[Historic 4th Avenue Shirts]], former location of [[Carlisle's Variety Shop]] (-1980), [[Help One Another Club]] (1980), [[Miles Lounge]]
 
*** 1703B: [[Historic 4th Avenue Shirts]], former location of [[Carlisle's Variety Shop]] (-1980), [[Help One Another Club]] (1980), [[Miles Lounge]]
 
*** 1703A: [[Talk of the Town Barber & Style Shop]], former location of [[Service Barber Shop]] (1929), [[Brothers Shoe Repair]] (1980)
 
*** 1703A: [[Talk of the Town Barber & Style Shop]], former location of [[Service Barber Shop]] (1929), [[Brothers Shoe Repair]] (1980)
 
** 1705: [[OK Cleaners Building]], [[Green Acres Cafe]] (1990–), former location of [[Southern Bell]] stockroom (1908–1913), [[OK French Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1915–1926), [[Lincoln's Cafe]] / [[George Kanelis]] billiards (1927–1938), [[Silver Slipper Restaurant]] (1939), [[Alex's Steak House]] (1940–1945), [[OK Cleaning Co.]] (1946-1980)
 
** 1705: [[OK Cleaners Building]], [[Green Acres Cafe]] (1990–), former location of [[Southern Bell]] stockroom (1908–1913), [[OK French Dry Cleaning Co.]] (1915–1926), [[Lincoln's Cafe]] / [[George Kanelis]] billiards (1927–1938), [[Silver Slipper Restaurant]] (1939), [[Alex's Steak House]] (1940–1945), [[OK Cleaning Co.]] (1946-1980)
 
** 1707-1711: Commercial building
 
** 1707-1711: Commercial building
*** 1707: [[Civil Rights Activist Committee Headquarters]], former location of [[Dunbar Billiard Hall]] (1929), ice cream parlor (1939), [[Arlene's Tea Room]] (1941), [[Hollywood Tea Room]] (1949-1964)
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*** 1707: [[Civil Rights Activist Committee Headquarters]], former location of [[Dunbar Billiard Hall]] (1929), ice cream parlor (1939), [[Arlene's Tea Room]] (1940–1941), [[Hollywood Tea Room]] (1949-1964)
*** 1709: [[Magnolia BBQ & Fish]], former location of [[Reuben Williams]] billiards (1929), [[Famous Shoe Shop]] (1941-1949), [[Dixie Shoe Hospital]] (1964)
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*** 1709: [[Magnolia BBQ & Fish]], former location of [[Reuben Williams]] billiards (1929), [[Famous Shoe Shop]] (1940-1949), [[Dixie Shoe Hospital]] (1964)
*** 1711: [[Magic City Barber Shop]] (1936-), former location of [[White Front Barber Shop]] ([[Shepherd Hollins]] 1929)
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*** 1711: [[Magic City Barber Shop]] (1936-; [[Mamie Love]] 1940), former location of [[White Front Barber Shop]] ([[Shepherd Hollins]] 1929)
 
**** 1711½: former location of [[Arthur Jones]] tailor (1929)
 
**** 1711½: former location of [[Arthur Jones]] tailor (1929)
 
** 1713–1715: [[Famous Cafeteria building]] (expanded 1945)
 
** 1713–1715: [[Famous Cafeteria building]] (expanded 1945)
 
*** 1713: former location of [[Famous Cafeteria]] (1928–1950s), [[Swank Drug Co.]] (1949–1950s)
 
*** 1713: former location of [[Famous Cafeteria]] (1928–1950s), [[Swank Drug Co.]] (1949–1950s)
*** 1715: [[Alabama College of Barber Instruction]], former location of [[Alabama Hat Shop]] ([[C. O. Kaking]] 1929), [[Molton Gray]] restaurant (1941), [[New Famous Cafeteria]] (1949), [[Carlisle Variety Shop]] (1965), billiard hall (1980)
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*** 1715: [[Alabama College of Barber Instruction]], former location of [[Alabama Hat Shop]] ([[C. O. Kaking]] 1929), [[Molton Gray]] restaurant (1940–1941), [[New Famous Cafeteria]] (1949), [[Carlisle Variety Shop]] (1965), billiard hall (1980)
 
**** 1715½: former location of [[Charles Akins]] shoe shine (1941)
 
**** 1715½: former location of [[Charles Akins]] shoe shine (1941)
** 1717–1719: former location of [[F. H. Cloud]] photography studio (1920), [[Famous Theatre]] (built 1927), [[Club Reunion]] (1980s)
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** 1717–1719: former location of [[F. H. Cloud]] photography studio (1920), [[Famous Theatre]] (built 1927; [[Louis Sarris]] confectioner 1940), [[Club Reunion]] (1980s)
 
*** 1717: former location of [[R. H. Stahmer]] hot dogs (1929), [[Louis Sarris]] confectioner (1941),
 
*** 1717: former location of [[R. H. Stahmer]] hot dogs (1929), [[Louis Sarris]] confectioner (1941),
**** 1717A: former location of [[Chicago Defender Shoe Shine]] / [[R. Price]] restaurant (1929), [[Famous Shoe Shine Parlor]] (1941)
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**** 1717A: former location of [[Chicago Defender Shoe Shine]] / [[R. Price]] restaurant (1929), [[Famous Shoe Shine Parlor]] (1940–1941)
*** 1719: former location of [[Champion Shoe Shine]] ([[D. M. Rush]], 1929), [[Dixie Cafeteria]] (1939-1964), [[Steamline Billiard Parlor]] (1964)
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*** 1719–1721: former location of [[Dixie Cafeteria]] (1939-1964)
*** 1721: former location of [[Fashion Hat & Cap Store]] (1929)
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**** 1719: former location of [[Champion Shoe Shine]] ([[D. M. Rush]], 1929), [[Steamline Billiard Parlor]] (1964)
**** 1721A: former location of [[Champion Billiard Parlor]] (1929)
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**** 1721: former location of [[Fashion Hat & Cap Store]] (1929)
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***** 1721A: former location of [[Champion Billiard Parlor]] (1929)
 
*** 1721-1723: former location of [[Champion Theatre]] (1929-1949)
 
*** 1721-1723: former location of [[Champion Theatre]] (1929-1949)
*** 1723: former location of [[Jones Valley Barber Shop]] (1941-1964) & [[McAlpine's Beauty Land]] (1941)
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**** 1723: former location of [[Jones Valley Barber Shop]] (1940-1964) & [[McAlpine's Beauty Land]] (1941)
**** 1723½: former location of [[Sallie Gallagher]] furnished rooms (1900)
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***** 1723½: former location of [[Sallie Gallagher]] furnished rooms (1900)
 
** 1725: former location of [[W. H. Henderson]] barber / [[Palm Leaf Shoe Shine]] ([[Jenkins Bros.]] 1929), [[John Gillespie]] shoe shine (1949), [[Stag Shine Parlor]] (1964)
 
** 1725: former location of [[W. H. Henderson]] barber / [[Palm Leaf Shoe Shine]] ([[Jenkins Bros.]] 1929), [[John Gillespie]] shoe shine (1949), [[Stag Shine Parlor]] (1964)
 
*** 1725½: former location of [[Jenkins Brothers Shine Parlor]] (1927)
 
*** 1725½: former location of [[Jenkins Brothers Shine Parlor]] (1927)

Revision as of 17:17, 26 October 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