Difference between revisions of "6th Avenue South"

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(Five Points South neighborhood (UAB campus))
(Five Points South neighborhood (UAB campus))
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** north side:
 
*** 1500–1522: [[UAB Obstetrics Special Care]], former location of [[Birmingham Medical Group]] clinic / [[Jefferson Health Foundation]] (1970)
 
*** 1500–1522: [[UAB Obstetrics Special Care]], former location of [[Birmingham Medical Group]] clinic / [[Jefferson Health Foundation]] (1970)
**** 1500: former location of [[Reception Cleaning Co.]] / [[Weaver Hawkins]] barber (1935), [[S & E Ritchey]] grocery (1949)
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**** 1500: former location of [[Reception Cleaning Co.]] / [[Weaver Hawkins]] barber (1935), [[S & E Ritchey Grocery]] (1949–1953)
 
**** 1502: former location of [[Oscal Clough]] coal (1935)
 
**** 1502: former location of [[Oscal Clough]] coal (1935)
 
*** 1524: Burger King
 
*** 1524: Burger King
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*** 1501–1531: [[Cooper Green Mercy Health Services]], formerly [[Cooper Green Mercy Hospital]]
 
*** 1501–1531: [[Cooper Green Mercy Health Services]], formerly [[Cooper Green Mercy Hospital]]
 
**** 1501: former location of [[McKee Clothing Co.]] (1949)
 
**** 1501: former location of [[McKee Clothing Co.]] (1949)
**** 1523: former location of [[John Goodgame Jr]] residence (1935–1949)
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**** 1523: former location of [[John Goodgame Jr]] residence (1935–1953)
 
**** 1529: former location of [[Sixth Avenue Baptist Church]] (1881–1968)
 
**** 1529: former location of [[Sixth Avenue Baptist Church]] (1881–1968)
  
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*** 1730: former location of [[Douglas Humphries]] filling station (1935)
 
*** 1730: former location of [[Douglas Humphries]] filling station (1935)
 
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** south side:
*** 1701: former location of [[M. C. Varavella]] grocer & butcher (1925)
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*** 1701: former location of [[M. C. Varavella]] grocer & butcher (1925), [[Palace Market]] grocery (1953)
 
*** 1713: [[UAB Center For Psychiatric Medicine]], former location of [[William Caesar]] barber (1935)
 
*** 1713: [[UAB Center For Psychiatric Medicine]], former location of [[William Caesar]] barber (1935)
 
*** 1717: [[Spain Rehabilitation Center]]
 
*** 1717: [[Spain Rehabilitation Center]]
 
*** 1719: [[Civitan International Research Center]], former location of [[Hugh Rutledge]] barber (1935)
 
*** 1719: [[Civitan International Research Center]], former location of [[Hugh Rutledge]] barber (1935)
*** 1729: former location of [[Abraham Baptist Church]] (1935)
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*** 1723–1729: former location of [[Abraham Baptist Church]] (1935), [[Peace Baptist Church]] (1953)
  
 
* [[18th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[18th Street South]] intersection
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**** 1802: former location of [[University Center American Service]] (1970)
 
**** 1802: former location of [[University Center American Service]] (1970)
 
**** 1808: former location of [[Allright Parking]] parking lot (1970)
 
**** 1808: former location of [[Allright Parking]] parking lot (1970)
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**** 1820: former location of [[Honest John Motors]] used cars (1953)
 
*** 1824: [[Wallace Tumor Institute]]
 
*** 1824: [[Wallace Tumor Institute]]
 
*** 1830: former location of [[University Hospital Outpatient Building]] / [[UAB School of Health Services]] (1970)
 
*** 1830: former location of [[University Hospital Outpatient Building]] / [[UAB School of Health Services]] (1970)
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*** 1900–1932: [[UAB General Services Building]] / [[6th Avenue Deck|UAB 6th Avenue Parking Deck]] (extends over avenue)
 
*** 1900–1932: [[UAB General Services Building]] / [[6th Avenue Deck|UAB 6th Avenue Parking Deck]] (extends over avenue)
**** 1900: former location of [[Rufus Owens]] restaurant (1935), [[Alexander's Grill]] (1949), [[Jefferson Restaurant]] (1970)
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**** 1900: former location of [[Rufus Owens]] restaurant (1935), [[Alexander's Grill]] (1949), [[Jefferson Grill]] (1953), [[Jefferson Restaurant]] (1970)
**** 1902: former location of [[Clicquoit Club]] warehouse (1949)
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**** 1902: former location of [[Clicquoit Club]] warehouse (1949), [[Lerner Pharmacy]] (1953)
**** 1904–1908: former location of [[John F. Robertson]] auto repair (1935), [[Steve Motor Co.]] (1949)
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**** 1904–1908: former location of [[John F. Robertson]] auto repair (1935), [[Steve Motor Co.]] auto repair (1949–1953)
 
**** 1910–1912: former location of [[Henry Murphy Co.]] springs / [[Willis Estes]] auto painting (1935)
 
**** 1910–1912: former location of [[Henry Murphy Co.]] springs / [[Willis Estes]] auto painting (1935)
***** 1910: former location of [[Frank McConnell & Co.]] used cars (1949)
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***** 1910: former location of [[South Sixth Avenue Motors Sales]] used cars / [[Frank McConnell & Co.]] auto loans (1949–1953)
 
***** 1912: former location of [[Dairy Creme|Dairy Creme No. 4]] (1970)
 
***** 1912: former location of [[Dairy Creme|Dairy Creme No. 4]] (1970)
**** 1920: former location of [[University Free Dispensary]] (1914), [[Wilson's Garage]] ([[Thomas C. Wilson]] 1935), [[Truck Leasing Corp.]] (1949), [[Auto Painting]] (1970)
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**** 1920: former location of [[University Free Dispensary]] (1914), [[Wilson's Garage]] ([[Thomas C. Wilson]] 1935), [[Truck Leasing Corp.]] regional office (1949–1953), [[Auto Painting]] (1970)
 
**** 1922: former location of [[Southern Garage]] (1914)
 
**** 1922: former location of [[Southern Garage]] (1914)
 
**** 1924: former location of [[Frank McConnell]] used cars / [[Clarence King]] auto repair (1935), [[Lambert & Brown Motor Co.]] repairs (1949–1970)
 
**** 1924: former location of [[Frank McConnell]] used cars / [[Clarence King]] auto repair (1935), [[Lambert & Brown Motor Co.]] repairs (1949–1970)
**** 1926: former location of [[Birmingham Motors]] motorcycles (1949)
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**** 1926: former location of [[Birmingham Motors]] motorcycles (1949), [[Lawrence Automotive Service]] (1953)
**** 1928: former location of [[Medical Center Flower Shop]] (1970)
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**** 1928: former location of [[Goolsby's Brace Shop]] (1953), [[Medical Center Flower Shop]] (1970)
**** 1930: former location of [[Nuzio Battaglia]] shoe repairs (1935–1949)
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**** 1930: former location of [[Nuzio Battaglia]] shoe repairs (1935–1949), [[Dixie Shoe Shop]] (1953)
**** 1932: former location of [[M. R. Coffman]] dentist (1935–1949)
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**** 1932: former location of [[Michael Coffman]] dentist (1935–1953)
 
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** south side
 
*** 1901-1915: [[Quarterback Tower|Quarterback Club Tower]] (built 1977)
 
*** 1901-1915: [[Quarterback Tower|Quarterback Club Tower]] (built 1977)
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***** 2002: former location of [[Jim's American Auto Service]] (1970)
 
***** 2002: former location of [[Jim's American Auto Service]] (1970)
 
***** 2008: former location of [[Merita Bakery]] (1968)
 
***** 2008: former location of [[Merita Bakery]] (1968)
**** 2016: former location pf [[Harris Radio Shop]] repairs ([[Bertha Raye]] 1949)
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***** 2012: former location of [[Harris Radio Shop]] (1953)
**** 2018: former location of [[George Coleman]] real estate (1970)
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***** 2014: former location of [[Medical Center Sundries]] (1953)
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**** 2016–2020: former location of [[George Coleman]] real estate (1953–1970)
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***** 2016: former location pf [[Harris Radio Shop]] repairs ([[Bertha Raye]] 1949)
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***** 2018: former location of [[Coleman Bros.]] warehouse (1953)
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***• 2028: former location of [[Bill Bailey Motors]] used cars (1953)
 
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** south side:
 
*** 2001-2031: [[Kirklin Clinic]] restricted parking lot
 
*** 2001-2031: [[Kirklin Clinic]] restricted parking lot
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**** 2003: former location of [[Steve Motor Co.]] auto repair (1935)
 
**** 2003: former location of [[Steve Motor Co.]] auto repair (1935)
 
**** 2005–2007: former location of [[St Elias Maronite Church]] (1914–1949)
 
**** 2005–2007: former location of [[St Elias Maronite Church]] (1914–1949)
**** 2009: former location of [[The Old Cottage]] antiques (1946), [[Hallie Smith]] furniture / [[Trash for Cash]] antiques (1949)
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**** 2009: former location of [[The Old Cottage]] antiques (1946), [[Hallie Smith]] furniture / [[Trash for Cash]] antiques (1949), [[Sorrowful Jones Trading Post]] used cars (1953)
 
**** 2019: former location of [[Jefferson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association]] (1935–1949), [[Alabama Tuberculosis Association]] / [[Birmingham Industrial Health Council]] / [[Jefferson County Department of Health]] Bureau of Health Education (1949)
 
**** 2019: former location of [[Jefferson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association]] (1935–1949), [[Alabama Tuberculosis Association]] / [[Birmingham Industrial Health Council]] / [[Jefferson County Department of Health]] Bureau of Health Education (1949)
  
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** north side ([[Block 172]]):
 
*** 2100-2120: [[Kirklin Clinic Parking Deck]]
 
*** 2100-2120: [[Kirklin Clinic Parking Deck]]
**** 2100-2110: former location of [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] (1935), [[Goodyear Tie & Rubber Co.]] (1949)
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**** 2100–2116: former location of [[Birmingham Paper & Co.]] warehouse (1953)
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***** 2100-2110: former location of [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] (1935), [[Goodyear Tie & Rubber Co.]] (1949)
 
**** 2114-2118: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] shops (1899)
 
**** 2114-2118: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] shops (1899)
 
**** 2120: former location of [[Nifty Manufacturing]] warehouse (1970)
 
**** 2120: former location of [[Nifty Manufacturing]] warehouse (1970)
*** 2124: [[Whitaker Building]] (built 2001), former location of [[W. F. Green Motors]] used cars (1935), [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] (1949), [[Brownell Motors]], [[Slick Finish]] auto detailing (1986)
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*** 2124: [[Whitaker Building]] (built 2001), former location of [[W. F. Green Motors]] used cars (1935), [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] (1949), [[Penton-Coker Motor Co.]] side entrance (1953), [[Brownell Motors]], [[Slick Finish]] auto detailing (1986)
 
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** south side ([[Block 189]]):
 
*** 2101: [[Regions Bank]] drive-through, former location of [[Friedens Church]] (1899), [[Evangelische Church]] (1914), [[First Christian Church]][
 
*** 2101: [[Regions Bank]] drive-through, former location of [[Friedens Church]] (1899), [[Evangelische Church]] (1914), [[First Christian Church]][
*** 2109: [[Dunkin' Donuts]] (opened [[February 18]], [[2011]]), former location of [[Alabama Industrial Finance Co.]] (1949–1970), [[Black Dog Pawn Shop]], [[Domino's Pizza]]
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*** 2109: [[Dunkin' Donuts]] (opened [[February 18]], [[2011]]), former location of [[Alabama Industrial Finance Co.]] loans (1949–1970), [[Black Dog Pawn Shop]], [[Domino's Pizza]]
*** 2111: former location of [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] used cars (1949)
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*** 2111: former location of [[McCormack Bros Motor Car Co.]] used cars (1949), [[Penton-Coker Motor Co.]] used cars (1953)
 
*** 2115: former location of [[Monte's Auto Sales]] (1970)
 
*** 2115: former location of [[Monte's Auto Sales]] (1970)
 
*** 2117-2123: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] car shed (1891)
 
*** 2117-2123: former location of [[Birmingham Railway & Electric Co.]] car shed (1891)
*** 2119-2131: [[Harris Transfer Company]] warehouse (built 1916), [[Fish Market Restaurant]], former location of [[Harris Transfer Company]] stables (1914–1916)
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*** 2119-2131: [[Harris Transfer Company]] warehouse (built 1916), [[Harris Transfer & Warehouse Co.]] (1916–1953), [[Fish Market Restaurant]], former location of [[Harris Transfer Company]] stables (1914–1916)
 
**** 2127-2131: former location of [[Third Presbyterian Church]] (1891-1899)
 
**** 2127-2131: former location of [[Third Presbyterian Church]] (1891-1899)
  

Revision as of 05:16, 18 October 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