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** 1013: former location of [[Canterbury Electric Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1013: former location of [[Canterbury Electric Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1015: former location of [[Building Products, Inc.]] and [[B. G. Crabb]] plumbing contractors (1964)  
 
** 1015: former location of [[Building Products, Inc.]] and [[B. G. Crabb]] plumbing contractors (1964)  
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** 1019: former location of [[A. Busenlehner]] butcher (1899)
 
** 1028: former location of an office building housing [[George Meriwether]] manufacturer's representative, [[T. Spitler Co.]] structural engineers, and [[Williams Coal & Charcoal Sales]] (1964)
 
** 1028: former location of an office building housing [[George Meriwether]] manufacturer's representative, [[T. Spitler Co.]] structural engineers, and [[Williams Coal & Charcoal Sales]] (1964)
 
** 1034: [[WBHM-FM]]
 
** 1034: [[WBHM-FM]]
 
* [[11th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[11th Street South]] intersection
 
** 1100: [[UAB Practice Field]], former location of [[McFarland Auto Supply]] (1964)
 
** 1100: [[UAB Practice Field]], former location of [[McFarland Auto Supply]] (1964)
** 1101: [[Dowdy Building]]
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** 1101: former location of [[7-11 Building]] (demolished 2019)
 
** 1102: former location of [[Holy Nazareth Baptist Church of God]] (1964)
 
** 1102: former location of [[Holy Nazareth Baptist Church of God]] (1964)
 
** 1107: former location of [[Dowdy & Associates, Inc.]] heating equipment (1964)
 
** 1107: former location of [[Dowdy & Associates, Inc.]] heating equipment (1964)
** 1109: former location of [[Central Sign & Advertising]] (1964), [[Dowdy Building]] (demolished 2018)
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** 1109: former location of [[Central Sign & Advertising]] (1964), [[Dowdy Building]] (demolished 2019)
 
** 1112-1114: former location of [[H. W. Peerson Drilling Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1112-1114: former location of [[H. W. Peerson Drilling Supply Co.]] (1964)
 
** 1122: [[Ullman Building]] (1970-), formerly [[Ullman School]] (1901-1937), [[Ullman High School]] (1937-1969)
 
** 1122: [[Ullman Building]] (1970-), formerly [[Ullman School]] (1901-1937), [[Ullman High School]] (1937-1969)
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** 1401: [[Hill University Center]], former location of [[Greater Shiloh Baptist Church]]
 
** 1401: [[Hill University Center]], former location of [[Greater Shiloh Baptist Church]]
 
* [[15th Street South]] intersection (south only)
 
* [[15th Street South]] intersection (south only)
** 1500: [[Cooper Green Mercy Hospital]]
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** 1500: [[Cooper Green Mercy Hospital]], former location of [[Church Bros]] grocers (1899)
 
** 1501: [[Children's Hospital Parking Deck]]
 
** 1501: [[Children's Hospital Parking Deck]]
 
* [[16th Street South]] intersection (south only)
 
* [[16th Street South]] intersection (south only)
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** 1808: [[Boshell Building]]
 
** 1808: [[Boshell Building]]
 
** 1820: [[Spain Wallace Building]]
 
** 1820: [[Spain Wallace Building]]
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** 1821: former location of [[Shiloh Baptist Church]] (1899)
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** 1830: former location of [[D. DePiano]] grocery (1899)
 
* [[19th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[19th Street South]] intersection
 
** 1900: [[Jefferson Tower]]
 
** 1900: [[Jefferson Tower]]
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** South side
 
** South side
 
*** 2001: [[UAB administration building]] (formerly the [[BBVA Compass|Central Bank and Trust]] building)
 
*** 2001: [[UAB administration building]] (formerly the [[BBVA Compass|Central Bank and Trust]] building)
*** 2031: [[Goodyear Tire Center]] (1932-), former site of [[Davis Infirmary]] (1904), [[Redmont Tire Company]] (1928-1932)
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*** 2015: former location of [[Alexander Dearborn residence]] (1899)
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*** 2029-2031: [[Goodyear Tire Center]] (1932-), former site of [[Davis Infirmary]] (1899-1904), [[Redmont Tire Company]] (1928-1932)
 
* [[21st Street South]] ([[Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard]]) intersection
 
* [[21st Street South]] ([[Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard]]) intersection
 
** former site of [[Steel City Oldsmobile]]
 
** former site of [[Steel City Oldsmobile]]
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*** 2101-2113: [[The Waites]] apartments (built 2016)
 
*** 2101-2113: [[The Waites]] apartments (built 2016)
 
**** 2101: former location of [[Waite's|Waite Dairy Store]] (1926), [[Waite's]] delicatessen (1930-1964), [[Phil's Grille]] (1990s), [[DaVita Dialysis]]
 
**** 2101: former location of [[Waite's|Waite Dairy Store]] (1926), [[Waite's]] delicatessen (1930-1964), [[Phil's Grille]] (1990s), [[DaVita Dialysis]]
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**** 2105: former location of [[South Highlands Female College]] (1899)
 
**** 2109: former location of [[Guardian Discount Co.]] (1964), [[Yellow Dog Saloon]], [[Burly Earl]] (1976-2008), [[Stillwater Pub]] (2009-2016)
 
**** 2109: former location of [[Guardian Discount Co.]] (1964), [[Yellow Dog Saloon]], [[Burly Earl]] (1976-2008), [[Stillwater Pub]] (2009-2016)
 
**** 2111: former location of [[Goodwin Engineers]] & [[Goodwin Realty]] (1964), [[La Cocina]] (1974- )
 
**** 2111: former location of [[Goodwin Engineers]] & [[Goodwin Realty]] (1964), [[La Cocina]] (1974- )
 
**** 2113: former location of [[Aalco Finance Co.]] (1964), [[Medusa Records]]
 
**** 2113: former location of [[Aalco Finance Co.]] (1964), [[Medusa Records]]
 
*** 2115: [[Our Place (Southside)]] lounge, former location of [[Atlas Finance Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 2115: [[Our Place (Southside)]] lounge, former location of [[Atlas Finance Co.]] (1964)
*** 2125: [[Hospitality Inn]], formerly the [[Ranch House Motel]] (built 1952)
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*** 2125-2129: former location of the [[Ranch House Motel]] (built 1952), [[Hospitality Inn]] (closed 2010s, burned down March 2019)
*** 2129: former location of [[Family Counseling Association of Jefferson County]] (1964)
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**** 2129: former location of [[Family Counseling Association of Jefferson County]] (1964)
 
*** 2131: former location of [[Stapleton's Fine Foods]] (1941-1952), [[A. R. Dearborn & Co.]] real estate (1964), [[Mediterranean Restaurant]] (1980s), [[Anthony's]], [[Romeo's]], [[Thai House]]
 
*** 2131: former location of [[Stapleton's Fine Foods]] (1941-1952), [[A. R. Dearborn & Co.]] real estate (1964), [[Mediterranean Restaurant]] (1980s), [[Anthony's]], [[Romeo's]], [[Thai House]]
*** 2133: [[Chai's Oriental Food Store]], former location of the [[Guaranty Acceptance Corp.]] (1964), [[Kao's Oriental Foods & Gifts]] (1975)
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*** 2133: [[Chai Market]], former location of the [[Guaranty Acceptance Corp.]] (1964), [[Kao's Oriental Foods & Gifts]] (1975), [[Chai's Oriental Food Store]]
 
* [[22nd Street South]] intersection
 
* [[22nd Street South]] intersection
 
** North side
 
** North side
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*** 2230: [[Pouncy Motor Company]], former locations of [[Vulcan Lincoln-Mercury]] used car lot (1964)
 
*** 2230: [[Pouncy Motor Company]], former locations of [[Vulcan Lincoln-Mercury]] used car lot (1964)
 
** South side
 
** South side
*** 2201: [[Berthon's Cleaners]] (1964-)
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*** 2201: former location of [[Berthon's Cleaners]] (1964-)
*** 2205: former location of [[Associates Loan Co.]] and [[Emmco Insurance Services]] (1964)
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*** 2205: former location of [[Associates Loan Co.]] / [[Emmco Insurance Services]] (1964), [[Bill Ingram]] architect (2008)
 
*** 2207: former location of [[K. Stella Brown Realty]] (1964)
 
*** 2207: former location of [[K. Stella Brown Realty]] (1964)
 
*** 2209: former location of [[Wheelock Glass Co.]] (1964)
 
*** 2209: former location of [[Wheelock Glass Co.]] (1964)
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*** 2630: [[War House]], former location of [[Standard Oil Co.]] filling station (1926), [[Bingham Standard Service Station]] (1964), [[7th Avenue Standard Service Station]] (1970), battery warehouse
 
*** 2630: [[War House]], former location of [[Standard Oil Co.]] filling station (1926), [[Bingham Standard Service Station]] (1964), [[7th Avenue Standard Service Station]] (1970), battery warehouse
 
** South side
 
** South side
*** 2601: former location of [[Glen Iris Dairies]] (1926), [[Fifty Minit Cleaners]] (1964)
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*** 2601: former location of [[Glen Iris Dairies]] (1926), [[Grabove Super Market]] ([[G. H. Grabove]] 1949), [[Fifty Minit Cleaners]] (1964)
 
*** 2609: former location of [[ABC Store]] #11 (1964)
 
*** 2609: former location of [[ABC Store]] #11 (1964)
 
**** 2609½: former location of [[Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board]] field office
 
**** 2609½: former location of [[Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board]] field office
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*** 2800-2824: [[29 Seven]] apartments and retail, former location of [[Riteway Drive-Inn]] (1964-1970), [[Chaos]], the [[729 Club]], [[Southside Cafe]] and [[Norton's Florist]]
 
*** 2800-2824: [[29 Seven]] apartments and retail, former location of [[Riteway Drive-Inn]] (1964-1970), [[Chaos]], the [[729 Club]], [[Southside Cafe]] and [[Norton's Florist]]
 
*** 2808: former location of [[Kent Electric Supply Co.]] (1970) [[Long's Electronics]] (1978)
 
*** 2808: former location of [[Kent Electric Supply Co.]] (1970) [[Long's Electronics]] (1978)
*** 2826: former location of [[Royal Antique Shop]] (1927), [[Ben's Dog House]] restaurant (1964-1970)
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*** 2826: former location of [[Royal Antique Shop]] (1927), [[Ben's Dog House]] restaurant ([[Shaheen Erben]] 1962-1970)
 
*** 2830: former location of [[Texas Company]] filling station (1926), [[Eli's Barbecue]]/[[Eli's Drive-In]] (1946-1958), [[Ed Salem's Drive-In|Ed Salem's Drive-In No. 3]] (1958-), [[Sharble's Drive-In]] (1964-1970). [[WSGN-AM]]'s "[[Sky Castle]]" broadcast booth was in the parking lot.
 
*** 2830: former location of [[Texas Company]] filling station (1926), [[Eli's Barbecue]]/[[Eli's Drive-In]] (1946-1958), [[Ed Salem's Drive-In|Ed Salem's Drive-In No. 3]] (1958-), [[Sharble's Drive-In]] (1964-1970). [[WSGN-AM]]'s "[[Sky Castle]]" broadcast booth was in the parking lot.
 
** South side:
 
** South side:
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*** 2831-2835: [[Avon Building]] (built 1926)
 
*** 2831-2835: [[Avon Building]] (built 1926)
 
**** 2831: [[Dragonfly Salon]], former location of [[Kwik Cleaners]] (1985), [[Hala Hair & Make-Up Design]]
 
**** 2831: [[Dragonfly Salon]], former location of [[Kwik Cleaners]] (1985), [[Hala Hair & Make-Up Design]]
**** 2833-2835: former location of the [[Exclusive Furniture Shop]] (1927-), [[Bombay Café]] (1986-), [[Rare Martini]] (-2017), [[Bird's Bar & Pizza]] (2017-2018)
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**** 2833-2835: [[Los Amigos]] (2019-), former location of the [[Exclusive Furniture Shop]] (1927-), [[Bombay Café]] (1986-), [[Rare Martini]] (-2017), [[Bird's Bar & Pizza]] (2017-2018)
 
* [[29th Street South]] intersection
 
* [[29th Street South]] intersection
 
** North side
 
** North side
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** South side:
 
** South side:
 
*** 3001: former location of [[Alabama Business Equipment Co.]] (1970)
 
*** 3001: former location of [[Alabama Business Equipment Co.]] (1970)
*** 3005: former location of [[A. C. Keily]] photography studio (1964-1970)
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*** 3005: former location of [[A. C. Keily]] photography studio (1964-1970), [[Photocraft Inc.]] (1980)
 
*** 3015: former location of [[Frank Kay Clinic]] psychiatrists (1964-1970), [[Charles Herlihy]] psychiatrist (1970)
 
*** 3015: former location of [[Frank Kay Clinic]] psychiatrists (1964-1970), [[Charles Herlihy]] psychiatrist (1970)
 
*** 3021: former location of [[Photocopy Warehouse]] (1964), [[Ram Tool & Supply Co.]] (1970)
 
*** 3021: former location of [[Photocopy Warehouse]] (1964), [[Ram Tool & Supply Co.]] (1970)

Latest revision as of 14:15, 1 November 2019

Seventh Avenue South (originally Avenue G) is an east-west corridor in downtown Birmingham, with its main section stretching from 14th Street South on the UAB campus to 32nd Street South in Lakeview. Three blocks, between 11th Street South and 14th Street South have been closed off to vehicles as part of UAB's campus master plan.

A short section west of I-65 is accessible from 8th Street South. Another short section east of the former Lakeview Park jogs between 34th and 36th Avenue South and between 39th and 40th Avenue South near Avondale Park. To the east of the park, 7th Avenue South extends beyond 47th Place South, then appears again in Crestwood North and between Dublin and Exeter Avenues north of Crestwood Boulevard in Gate City.

Parts of 7th Avenue South between 22nd and 32nd Streets South are included in the Southside Historic District. Between 34th and 47th Street South, 7th Avenue forms a boundary of the Avondale Park Historic District.

The section between 20th and 24th Street South was part of U. S. Highway 31 before the construction of the Elton B. Stephens Expressway. The Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization's 2003 Birmingham Regional Transportation Alternatives Analysis envisioned adding light rail to the downtown section of 7th Avenue South.

7th Avenue, from 20th Street to Lakeview, is part of the route of Birmingham's annual Gay pride parade.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the 7th Avenue South category.
Dates in parentheses indicate when the address was known to have been used, not necessarily the entire span of its use.

Five Points South neighborhood

Southside neighborhood

Forest Park-South Avondale neighborhood

East Avondale neighborhood

Crestwood North neighborhood

Unknown addresses

U. S. Highway 31 in Birmingham
North side South side
Current route Carraway Blvd · Elton B. Stephens Expressway Elton B. Stephens Expressway
Previous routes 8th Avenue N · 24th Street N 24th Street S · 7th Avenue S · 20th Street S · 21st Street S