Belview Heights

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Belview Heights
Seal of birmingham.jpg
Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 8
Community Five Points West community
Population 5,679
Area N/A
President Sherry Lewis
Meeting site Brown Elementary School, (map)
Meeting day 2nd Tuesday
Website
Neighborhood map Belview Heights

Belview Heights is a neighborhood in Birmingham's Five Points West community. It is bounded on the west by Fairfield across Avenue H, on the southeast by the Green Acres and Central Park neighborhoods across Bessemer Road and Avenue Q, to the north by the Ensley Highlands neighborhood across Warrior Road, and to the northwest by the Ensley neighborhood across I-20/59.

Belview Heights was first developed in 1910 by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company as a residential district for the families of supervisors at its steel plant in Corey. Robert Jemison Jr's Corey Land Company surveyed the street grid as a continuation of nearby Ensley's.

The Tudor Revival style Birmingham Fire Station No. 24, constructed in 1915 at Avenue Q and 44th Street, set the tone for a boom on new house construction in the 1920s, giving the entire neighborhood a Tudor Revival character which continued to expand even during the depths of the Great Depression. Later subdivisions in Belview Heights were developed by Newman Waters, Sr.

The Belview Heights Historic District lies between 41st and 45th Street Ensley and Avenue M through Martin Avenue. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 22, 2000.

The Belview Heights Neighborhood Association meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Brown Elementary School on Court J.

The neighborhood is represented in Birmingham City Council District 8. Students in Belview Heights attend Charles A. Brown Elementary School and William Councill Elementary School.

Neighborhood presidents