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photograph
1906 North 2nd Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph showing businesses located on the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue North.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
W.B. Phillips (creator)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph showing businesses located on the 1800 block of 4th Avenue North
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph with the Lyric Theatre in the foreground and a large billboard over the Argeros & Co. building which says "Come to Birmingham's Birthday Party Semi-Centennial President Harding will be here. Loew's Theatre is in the background.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
1921
photograph
Black and white photograph of 18th Street North with views of the Alabama Theatre, Parisian, Florence Cafe, and the Lyric Theatre.
Archives Department Collection 1556 (Photographs, General) (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
1929
photograph
Black and white photograph of Pizitz Department Store, looking southwest from the corner of 2nd Ave. N and 19th St. N. Includes views of Bob Young Co. and Askin Marine. Signage on Pizitz building states that this is Pizitz Golden Year.
Alfred C. Keily Collection no. 820, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Keily, Alfred C. (creator)
1949-05-29
photograph
Black and white photograph of Bank for Savings Building under construction located at 20th St. N.
Archives and Manuscripts Department. Alfred C. Keily Collection no. 820 (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Keily, Alfred C. (creator)
1962-04-29
Image
A view of Third Avenue looking east from Nineteenth Street and showing Blach's Department Store on the left corner.
Rare Book Room (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
A view of Nineteenth Street looking north from First Avenue and showing the New Gayety Theatre on the left corner and Louis Saks Clothing Company on the right.
Southern History and Literature Department (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
Image
A view of the hotel on the southwest corner of Nineteenth Street and Fourth Avenue.
Rare Book Room (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
Black and white photograph of Nineteenth Street looking northward from First Avenue, North
Charles Preston Photographs Collection 98, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham, Ala. (publisher)
Preston, Charles (creator)
1951-05-01
photograph
Black and white photograph of businesses located on the 1800 block of 1st Avenue North, particularly the Stallings Building (originally the Chamber of Commerce Building) and the National Garage.
Archives Department. W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
View of First Avenue North looking east from 17th Street and showing streetcar tracks and overhead cables.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
circa 1938
image
A view of First National Bank's building built about 1903 on Twentieth Street at the northeast corner of Second Avenue showing J.R. Brown's Cigar Store and the People's Tailor shop owned by Gustave Rotholz.
Rare Book Room (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
Black and white photograph depicting the 20th Street side of Blach's Department Store at 1926 Third Avenue, North.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
1930
photograph
Photograph of Twentieth Street looking north from the railroad tracks and showing the Union Passenger Station and shed shown in the left corner.
Photographs-General Collection 1556, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham View (publisher)
Horgan, John T., Jr. (creator)
1890
Image
The Jefferson County Courthouse built about 1888 on Third Avenue at Twenty-First Street.
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
Black and white photograph of businesses located on the 100 block of 21st Street, North, particularly First Federal Savings and Loan Association.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white picture showing businesses located on the south side of the 1700 block on Third Avenue, North.
W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photo depicting businesses located on the 1800 block of Fourth Avenue, North.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Philips, W.B. (contributor)
1931
photograph
Black and white photograph of the Alabama Theatre with a long line of people waiting to get into theatre; the line stretches along Third Avenue, North, and around the corner onto Eighteenth Street. View of Goldstein's Furs cold storage, Alabama Cigar & Soda Co. and other businesses around the theater. The movie showing is The Nun's Story with Audrey Hepburn.
Charles Preston Photographs, Collection 98, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham, Ala. (publisher)
Preston, Charles (creator)
1959-07-15
photograph
2113 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203-4209
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph of the Birmingham Age-Herald newspaper's building located at 2109-2111 Fifth Avenue.
Birmingham De Luxe book (source)
Davis Advertising & Sales Company (publisher)
1910
photograph
Black and white photograph of the Alabama Theatre and the Goldstein Building seen from across the intersection of Third Avenue North and Eighteenth Street.
Birmingham News Photographs, Collection 1074, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham News (publisher)
photograph
Black and white photograph of the 1700 block of Second Avenue, North (looking eastward), in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. In the center of the block is the Ritz Theatre and in the distance can seen the sign identifying Pizitz Department Store.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph of businesses along 5th Avenue, North. This building at 2013 Fifth Avenue, North, later became the La Paree Restaurant.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
Birmingham, Alabama (publisher)
Phillips, W. B. (creator)
photograph
A view of period stoves and other items in the showroom at Birmingham Railway, Light and Power Company's office building.
Southern History and Literature Department, Rare Book Room (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
Black and white photograph of Loveman's Department Store decorated for Christmas with a three-story snowman, Mr. Bingle, hanging on the corner of the building.
Archives Department (source)
Birmingham, Ala. (publisher)
Preston, Charles (creator)
Image
A panoramic view of downtown Birmingham looking South toward Red Mountain.
Southern History and Literature Department, Rare Book Room (source)
Isidore Newman & Son (publisher)
Isidore Newman & Son (creator)
1908
photograph
Black and white picture of the commercial building on the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue, North, at Seventeenth Street.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph of Birmingham Woodenware Company at 1721-25 First Avenue, North. Beyond it are the buildings of the Young and Vann Supply Company.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
2127 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203-4209
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph showing the Henley Retail building and the businesses located on the west side of the 100 block of 19th Street, North. The large building beyond is the Pizitz Department Store.
W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
The structures shown consist of two retail store blocks located at the south juncture of Highland Avenue and 20th Street, South. This lavishly decorated retail block is an excellent example of the use of terra-cotta in exterior detail, often adapted for retail blocks during the 1920's.
Archives Department, Jefferson County Historical Commission (source)
Marino, James (publisher)
Moseley, Donald (contributor)
November 1972
photograph
212 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203-3602
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
The Nixon Building, built about 1922, is located on the corner of Ensley Avenue and 20th Street with its front side facing south on 20th Street. It is a two story brick building, painted white and of medium size. The significance of the building is its locateion on the corner of Tuxedo Junction, a Birmingham Electric Trolley Company crossing which was the main social hub of the Birmingham Black community in the 1920's and 1930's. The building contained a dance hall which, along with night clubs across the street was about the only place in Birmingham where Blacks could meet socially in the pre-World War II era. It was in the Nixon building dance hall where Erskine Hawkins, a vocalist and band leader, entertained. Hawkins later immortalized this district with his composition of "Tuxedo Junction."
Archives Department, Jefferson County Historical Commission (source)
Norris, Ray (publisher)
Norris, Ray (contributor)
September 1972
photograph
Black and white photograph of Sims Building (Florentine Building), looking east, at corner of 21st St. N. and 2nd Ave. N. Building houses Alabama Acceptance Corp.-Auto Loans and Brunswick Billiards.
Archives and Manuscripts Department. Alfred C. Keily Collection no. 820 (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Keily, Alfred C. (creator)
1949-04-29
photograph
Black and white photograph of La Paree that was located at 2013 5th Avenue North.
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
Black and white picture of the Champion Theatre and other businesses located on the 1700 block of 4th Avenue North.
Archives Department. W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
1939
photograph
2308 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203-3808
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
2401 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203-4303
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Collection # 270, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
1961-04-01
photograph
2401 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203-4303
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Collection # 270, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph of businesses located on the 1800 block of 1st Avenue, North, between the Stallings Building and the National Garage.
Archives Department. W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
1939
photograph
2318 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203-4302
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
1947-01-30
photograph
1708 29th Court South, Birmingham, AL 35209-2502
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
2321 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203-4300
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
210 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203-4706
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization Appraisal Files, 1938-1977, Archives Department (source)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (publisher)
Jefferson County Ala. Board of Equalization (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph of Loveman's Department Store on the corner of 3rd Avenue N. and 19th St. N. Landmark clock can be seen above corner entrance. Behind Loveman's, looking west, is the Alabama Theater where "Gone with the Wind" is showing.
Archives and Manuscripts Department. Alfred C. Keily Collection no. 820 (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Keily, Alfred C. (creator)
1961-02-15
photograph
Parisian was located at 300 18th St. North. Birmingham View Company negative number 43352.
Dobbs Birmingham View Collection 1509, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham View (publisher)
Birmingham View Company (creator)
1928
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