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'''Sixth Avenue South''' (originally '''Avenue F''') is a major [[east-west avenue‎|east-west corridor]] in downtown [[Birmingham]].  It is the farthest westward-reaching avenue on downtown Birmingham's south side, the westernmost eight blocks (west of [[Center Street]]) being designated '''6th Avenue Southwest''' and ending at the entrance to [[Elmwood Cemetery]] on [[Martin Luther King, Jr Drive]].  The easternmost segment ends at 85th Street in [[South East Lake]].
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'''6th Avenue South''' ('''Sixth Avenue South''', formerly '''Avenue F''') is a major [[east-west avenue‎|east-west corridor]] across downtown [[Birmingham]]'s [[Southside]].
  
The section of 6th Avenue west of [[Interstate 65]] divides [[North Titusville]] from [[South Titusville]]. Between [[34th Street South|34th]] and [[37th Street South]] it divides the [[Southside neighborhood]] from [[Forest Park-South Avondale]].
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6th Avenue South begins at [[Center Street]] as a continuation of the 4-lane [[6th Avenue Southwest]], which terminates eight blocks west at [[Martin Luther King Jr Drive]] and the entrance to [[Elmwood Cemetery]]. The western section of 6th Avenue South divides [[North Titusville]] from [[South Titusville]]. From there it passes under [[I-65]] and proceeds through the [[UAB campus]] and across the [[City Center]], passing below [[Elton B. Stephens Expressway]]
  
Sixth Avenue is continuous from [[Martin Luther King, Jr Drive]] to [[39th Street South]], passing through the center of the [[Titusville community]], under I-65, through the [[UAB]] campus, and under the [[Elton B. Stephens Expressway]].  From Martin Luther King, Jr Drive to 37th Street, it is a four- or five-lane street. The rest is a two-lane residential road.
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Between [[34th Street South|34th]] and [[37th Street South]] it divides the [[Southside neighborhood]] from [[Forest Park-South Avondale]]. It continues from there as a 2-lane residential street, interrupted between 40th and 42nd Streets by [[Avondale Park]]. Beyond that, there are several discontinuous sections through [[East Avondale]], [[Crestwood North]], [[Oak Ridge Park]], [[East Lake neighborhood|East Lake]], and [[South East Lake]], none of which intersect with any major thoroughfares. The last portion of 6th Avenue South terminates at [[85th Street South]], near the former [[Banks High School]].
  
The residential portion is first interrupted between 40th and 42nd Streets for [[Avondale Park]], ending again at 46th Alley.  Beyond that, there are several discontinuous sections through [[East Avondale]], [[Crestwood North]], [[Oak Ridge Park]], [[East Lake neighborhood|East Lake]], and [[South East Lake]], none of which intersect with any major thoroughfares.
 
  
 
==Notable locations (west to east)==
 
==Notable locations (west to east)==

Revision as of 12:20, 27 August 2020

6th Avenue South (Sixth Avenue South, formerly Avenue F) is a major east-west corridor across downtown Birmingham's Southside.

6th Avenue South begins at Center Street as a continuation of the 4-lane 6th Avenue Southwest, which terminates eight blocks west at Martin Luther King Jr Drive and the entrance to Elmwood Cemetery. The western section of 6th Avenue South divides North Titusville from South Titusville. From there it passes under I-65 and proceeds through the UAB campus and across the City Center, passing below Elton B. Stephens Expressway

Between 34th and 37th Street South it divides the Southside neighborhood from Forest Park-South Avondale. It continues from there as a 2-lane residential street, interrupted between 40th and 42nd Streets by Avondale Park. Beyond that, there are several discontinuous sections through East Avondale, Crestwood North, Oak Ridge Park, East Lake, and South East Lake, none of which intersect with any major thoroughfares. The last portion of 6th Avenue South terminates at 85th Street South, near the former Banks High School.


Notable locations (west to east)

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 6th Avenue South category.

North & South Titusville neighborhoods

Note: This block is numbered 400–431 in 1935.
Note: This block is numbered 500–538 in 1935.

Five Points South neighborhood (UAB campus)

6th Avenue South looking east from 17th Street South
6th Avenue South looking east from 20th Street South

Southside neighborhood

Southside neighborhood/Forest Park-South Avondale neighborhood

Carlile's Barbecue at 3511 6th Avenue South

Forest Park-South Avondale neighborhood

Crestwood North neighborhood