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* [[20th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[20th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
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*** 2000–2010: [[Birmingham Board of Education]] parking deck, former location of [[Capitol Park Garage]] (1953)
 
*** 2012-2014: [[Crow Building]]
 
*** 2012-2014: [[Crow Building]]
 
**** 2014: [[Alabama Rivers Alliance]] (2013-)
 
**** 2014: [[Alabama Rivers Alliance]] (2013-)
*** [[Tutwiler Hotel (1986)]] (formerly the [[Ridgely Apartments]], former site of the [[Enslen Building]])
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*** 2022–2024: former location of [[McVoy-Hausman Co.]] manufacturer's agents / [[Cincinnati Milling & Grinding Machines]] (1953)
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*** 2026–2030: [[Hampton Inn - Tutwiler]] (2006), former location of the [[Enslen Building]] (built 1880s, demolished 1910s), [[Birmingham High School]] (1890–1906), [[Park Hotel]] (1906–1912), [[Ridgely Apartments]] (built 1913), [[Hampton Inn - Tutwiler|Tutwiler Hotel]] (1986–2006)
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**** 2026: former location of [[Allgood Realty Co.]] (1953)
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**** 2028: former location of [[L. J. Clark Realty Co.]] (1953)
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**** 2030: former location of [[Ridgely Pharmacy]] (1953)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** 2017: [[Cathedral Church of the Advent]] (built 1880s)
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*** 2001–2013: [[Cathedral Church of the Advent]] (built 1880s)
*** 2019: [[Advent Episcopal Day School]]
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*** 2015: [[Cathedral Church of the Advent]] Parish House
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*** 2017–2031: [[Cathedral Church of the Advent]] offices
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**** 2019: former location of [[Birmingham Slag Co.]] (1953)
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**** 2021: former location of [[Joseph Hancock]] & [[Andrew Stabler]] physicians / [[Rock Wool Manufacturing Co.]] / [[James Goetz]] structural engineer / ''[[Alabama News Digest]]'' / [[Shaw & Renneker]] architects (1953)
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**** 2031: former location of [[Gilbert McCarter]] service station (1953)
  
 
* [[Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North]] intersects
 
* [[Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** [[Energen Plaza]] (former site of [[Essex House]]/Daniel-Branscomb Tower (with the [[Downtown Club]], [[Dale's Cellar]]), proposed site of [[Robert E. Lee Klan]] meeting hall (1924)
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*** 2100–2130: former proposed site of [[Robert E. Lee Klan]] meeting hall (1924), former location of [[Essex House]] apartments / [[Daniel-Branscomb Tower]], [[Downtown Club]], [[Dale's Cellar]]
*** [[Energen Plaza]] parking deck (former site of the [[T. L. Hudgins residence]])
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**** 2100–2108: [[Energen Plaza]] (built 1998)
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***** 2108: former location of [[Warner Realty & Insurance Co.]] (1953)
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**** 2110–2130: [[Energen Plaza]] parking deck
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***** 2110: former location of [[Park & Lock]] auto parking (1953)
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***** 2116: former location of [[Dixie Drive-It-Yourself System]] (1953)
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***** 2130: former location of the [[T. L. Hudgins residence]])
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
 
*** 2101-2109: [[Colonial Plaza]] (built 1982)
 
*** 2101-2109: [[Colonial Plaza]] (built 1982)
 
**** 2101: former location of the [[Red Room]] bar (1973)
 
**** 2101: former location of the [[Red Room]] bar (1973)
 
*** 2111-2131: 2-level parking deck
 
*** 2111-2131: 2-level parking deck
**** 2131: Former location of a residence, used as the first location of the [[University of Alabama Birmingham Extension Center]] (1936-)
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**** 2119: former location pf [[Cobbs, Allen & Hall]] insurance & mortgage (1953)
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***** 2119½: former location of [[Aetna]] insurance / [[Marbury-Patillo Construction Co.]]  (1953)
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**** 2123–2129: former location of [[Heyward Apartments]] (1953)
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**** 2131: Former location of a residence, [[University of Alabama Birmingham Extension Center]] (1936–1953)
  
 
* [[22nd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[22nd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** [[Park Place (Hope VI project)]] (former site of [[Metropolitan Gardens]])
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*** [[Park Place (Hope VI project)]] (built 2004), former location of [[Metropolitan Gardens]] (1940–2002)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** parking lot
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*** 2201–2231: parking lot
**** 2215: former location of [[Perry Carpenter residence]] (-1893)
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**** 2201: former location of [[First Baptist Church of Birmingham]] (1872–1984)
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**** 2213: former location of [[Minnie Mowry Recreation Center]], [[The Girls Club Inc.]] kindergarten (1953)
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**** 2215: former location of [[Perry Carpenter residence]] (-1893), [[U. S. Post Office]] parcel post annex (1953)
  
 
* [[23rd Street North]] intersects
 
* [[23rd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side ([[Block 30]]):
 
** north side ([[Block 30]]):
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
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*** 2300–2330: Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
 
**** 2308: former location of [[St Paul's Colored Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1891)
 
**** 2308: former location of [[St Paul's Colored Methodist Episcopal Church]] (1891)
 
** south side ([[Block 51]]):
 
** south side ([[Block 51]]):
*** [[Powell School]], former site of the Free School (1874–1886)
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*** 2301: former location of [[Food Circle]]
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*** 2305: former location of [[George's Place]] grocery ([[John George]] 1953)
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*** 2323–2331: [[Powell School]] (built 1888), former location of [[Powell School|Free School]] (1874–1886)
  
 
* [[24th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[24th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side ([[Block 29]]):
 
** north side ([[Block 29]]):
*** [[Marconi Park]], formerly [[East Park]] (dedicated 1871)
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*** [[Marconi Park]], formerly [[Marconi Park|East Park]] or [[Marconi Park|East End Park]], (dedicated 1871)
 
** south side ([[Block 52]]):
 
** south side ([[Block 52]]):
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
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*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
  
 
* [[25th Street North]] intersects
 
* [[25th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
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*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
 
** south side:
 
** south side:
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
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*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
* [[Carraway Boulevard]] intersection (road ends facing [[Interstate 20|I-20]]/[[Interstate 59|59]] off-ramps)
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* [[Carraway Boulevard]] intersection (road ends facing [[Interstate 20|I-20]]/[[Interstate 59|59]] off-ramps)
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** 2608: former location of [[Young Lunch Stand]] (1953)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:06, 29 March 2020

Sixth 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 6th Avenue West. The main section ends at Carraway Boulevard in the east, although additional segments can be found further east, particularly in East Lake.

Between 9th Street North and Carraway Boulevard, 6th Avenue is one way westbound and three lanes wide. At the east end, off-ramps from Interstate 20/59, both east- and westbound exit in line with 6th Avenue. An Interstate 65 south off-ramp ends at 6th Avenue feeding into 10th Avenue North while an I-65 north on-ramp splits from 11th Avenue North just north of 6th Avenue.

History

Electric lights were installed on 6th Avenue North from 17th to 25th Street in 1945 under the city's contract with the Birmingham Electric Company.

6th Avenue North was converted from two-way to one-way (westbound) traffic was from Red Mountain Expressway 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 6th Avenue North category.
  • 25th Street North intersects
    • north side:
      • Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
    • south side:
      • Park Place (Hope VI project) (built 2004), former location of Metropolitan Gardens (1940–2002)
To north:
I-20/59
Interstate 65 southbound exits
6th Avenue North
To south:
4th Avenue South