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==Notable locations==
 
==Notable locations==
 
{{Alphabetical locations}}
 
{{Alphabetical locations}}
* [[Center Street]] intersection (road continues as [[6th Avenue West]])
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* [[Center Street]] intersects (road continues as [[6th Avenue West]])
 
** 102: former location of the [[Canyon Club]] (1940s-1950s)
 
** 102: former location of the [[Canyon Club]] (1940s-1950s)
 
** 105: [[Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church]]
 
** 105: [[Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church]]
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* [[Interstate 65]] south off-ramp/[[10th Street North]] intersection
 
* [[Interstate 65]] south off-ramp/[[10th Street North]] intersection
  
* [[11th Street North]] intersection
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* [[11th Street North]] intersects
 
** 1101: [[Tourway Inn of Birmingham]]
 
** 1101: [[Tourway Inn of Birmingham]]
  
* [[12th Street North]] intersection
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* [[12th Street North]] intersects
 
** 1201-1231: [[Alabama Power Company]] vehicle maintenance garage (1950s-2020)
 
** 1201-1231: [[Alabama Power Company]] vehicle maintenance garage (1950s-2020)
 
** 1231: former location of [[Dixie Brass & Foundry]] (1925)
 
** 1231: former location of [[Dixie Brass & Foundry]] (1925)
  
* [[13th Street North]] intersection
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* [[13th Street North]] intersects
 
** former crossing of [[Pratt Coal & Iron Co.]] / [[Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad]] (1887)
 
** former crossing of [[Pratt Coal & Iron Co.]] / [[Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad]] (1887)
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
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** 1313: [[Alabama Power]] Metro Central customer service center
 
** 1313: [[Alabama Power]] Metro Central customer service center
  
* [[14th Street North]] intersection
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* [[14th Street North]] intersects
 
** 1414: former location of [[Zion Hill Baptist Church]] (1957)
 
** 1414: former location of [[Zion Hill Baptist Church]] (1957)
 
** 1431: former location of [[T.J. Burke]] grocer (1887)
 
** 1431: former location of [[T.J. Burke]] grocer (1887)
  
* [[15th Street North]] intersection
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* [[15th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** 1530: [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
 
*** 1530: [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
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*** [[Birmingham Civil Rights Institute]]
 
*** [[Birmingham Civil Rights Institute]]
  
* [[16th Street North]] intersection
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* [[16th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** former site of [[Jockey Boy Restaurant]]
 
*** former site of [[Jockey Boy Restaurant]]
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*** [[Kelly Ingram Park]]
 
*** [[Kelly Ingram Park]]
  
* [[17th Street North]] intersection
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* [[17th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** [[Alabama Power Building]]
 
*** [[Alabama Power Building]]
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*** 1725: former location of [[Bill Wilson Photo Studio]] (1957)
 
*** 1725: former location of [[Bill Wilson Photo Studio]] (1957)
  
* [[18th Street North]] intersection
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* [[18th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** [[AT&T City Center]]
 
*** [[AT&T City Center]]
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*** [[First United Methodist Church]]
 
*** [[First United Methodist Church]]
  
* [[19th Street North]] intersection
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* [[19th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side ([[Block 34]]):
 
** north side ([[Block 34]]):
 
*** [[Family Reserve Insurance building]] (1946), also known as the Land Title Building. Former site of the [[A. W. Smith residence]]
 
*** [[Family Reserve Insurance building]] (1946), also known as the Land Title Building. Former site of the [[A. W. Smith residence]]
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**** [[Golden Rule Bar-B-Q]]
 
**** [[Golden Rule Bar-B-Q]]
  
* [[20th Street North]] intersection
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* [[20th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** 2012-2014: [[Crow Building]]
 
*** 2012-2014: [[Crow Building]]
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*** 2019: [[Advent Episcopal Day School]]
 
*** 2019: [[Advent Episcopal Day School]]
  
* [[Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North]] intersection
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* [[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)
 
*** [[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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**** 2131: Former location of a residence, used as the first location of the [[University of Alabama Birmingham Extension Center]] (1936-)
 
**** 2131: Former location of a residence, used as the first location of the [[University of Alabama Birmingham Extension Center]] (1936-)
  
* [[22nd Street North]] intersection
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* [[22nd Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** [[Park Place (Hope VI project)]] (former site of [[Metropolitan Gardens]])
 
*** [[Park Place (Hope VI project)]] (former site of [[Metropolitan Gardens]])
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**** 2215: former location of [[Perry Carpenter residence]] (-1893)
 
**** 2215: former location of [[Perry Carpenter residence]] (-1893)
  
* [[23rd Street North]] intersection
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* [[23rd Street North]] intersects
** north side:
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** north side ([[Block 30]]):
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
 
**** 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:
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** south side ([[Block 51]]):
 
*** [[Powell School]], former site of the Free School (1874–1886)
 
*** [[Powell School]], former site of the Free School (1874–1886)
  
* [[24th Street North]] intersection
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* [[24th Street North]] intersects
** north side:
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** north side ([[Block 29]]):
 
*** [[Marconi Park]], formerly [[East Park]] (dedicated 1871)
 
*** [[Marconi Park]], formerly [[East Park]] (dedicated 1871)
** south side:
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** south side ([[Block 52]]):
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
  
* [[25th Street North]] intersection
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* [[25th Street North]] intersects
 
** north side:
 
** north side:
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
 
*** Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)

Revision as of 09:02, 24 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) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
    • south side:
      • Park Place (Hope VI project) (former site of Metropolitan Gardens)
  • Carraway Boulevard intersection (road ends facing I-20/59 off-ramps)


To north:
I-20/59
Interstate 65 southbound exits
6th Avenue North
To south:
4th Avenue South