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subject : Historic buildings--Alabama--Birmingham
photograph
Black and white photograph showing Silver's variety store at 209 Nineteenth Street North.
Archives Department. W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
Birmingham, Ala. (publisher)
W.B. Phillips (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photo of businesses located on First Avenue North at # 2023, # 2025 and the Protective Life Insurance Company Building at # 2027.
W.B. Phillips Collection 69, Archives Department (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Photograph depicting the corner of 19th Street North and 2nd Avenue North showing J.J. Newberry's Department Store, the Fan Tan Shop in the old Peerless Saloon building and Grayson Clothing Company.
W.B. Phillips Collection no. 69, Archives Department. (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph showing shops located on 3rd Avenue North. The shops include the Cable-Burton Piano Company and Gail Joyce Motor Company.
Archives Department. W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
W. B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
Photograph
Black and white photograph made during demolition of Terminal Station. More than forty years later, citizens still lament the loss of this building--even those too young to have seen it.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham, Alabama (publisher)
Birmingham Regional Planning Commission (creator)
1969
photograph
Black and white aerial photograph of Birmingham's Terminal Station and the surrounding area.
Photographs, General Collection 1556, Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
William E. Ricker (creator)
photograph
Black and white aerial view photograph of Birmingham's business district N-S & E-W RR from SE 20th St N to 26th St. Terminal Station to Oak Hill Cemetery.
Archives Department Collection 1556 (Photographs, General) (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Black and white photograph of one of Terminal Station's towers under construction.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
1906
Photograph
Color photograph of Terminal Station from the west side showing the subway tunnel beneath it.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
William Mobley (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph of the main waiting room of Terminal Station during removal of the benches prior the building's demolition.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
William E. Ricker (creator)
1969
Photograph
Black and white photograph of an interior view of Terminal Station's dome and one of the chandeliers.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Photograph
Black and white photograph showing the railroad tracks approaching from the south with Terminal Station visible in background.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
postcard
Color postcard of Terminal Station with "Birmingham the Magic City" sign in foreground. An artist has reversed the sign so that it reads right-to-left in this view. Actually, the sign faced the station to welcome travelers as they exited.
Postcard Collection 1081. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Photograph
Black and white photograph of the installation of the "Welcome to Birmingham the Magic City" sign in front of Terminal Station in Birmingham, Alabama.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
Photograph
Black and white photograph of men moving benches out of Terminal Station prior to the building's demolition.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
William E. Ricker (creator)
1969
photograph
Black and white photograph of Birmingham's Terminal Station on the Twenty-sixth Street side shortly before its demolition.
Photographs, General Collection 1556. Archives Department (source)
Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) (publisher)
1969
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 photo depicting restaurants in the 1700 block on Fourth Avenue North.
Archives Department. W. B. Phillips Collection no. 69 (source)
W.B. Phillips (publisher)
Phillips, W.B. (contributor)
1939
photograph
Black and white photograph of the west facade, the Twenty-sixth Street side, of Terminal Station from the south. Of interest is a sign next to the telephone pole at the right that says, "Colored Taxicab Stand," a vestige of "Jim Crow" laws.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
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