Early Birmingham Pictures

Early Birmingham Pictures

Below are a few early Birmingham pictures, a good many from the collection of Alvin Hudson. I would love to add any that you may have and give you credit for the contribution. I have over 3,000 early 1900 postcard views of Birmingham and the Jefferson County area. My first book, "Birmingham-A Postcard Tour", has 200 of them. It was reprinted in 2001 and again in 2003 when the title was changed to "Birmingham In Vintage Postcards" and the cover was updated. It is being reprinted in 2005. Another book is planned using postcard views of Alabama cities published in the early 1900's by Raphael Tuck. Information about Tuck postcards can be seen here. Now, on with the early Birmingham non-postcard pictures.

Sign Guestbook View Guestbook

Twentieth Street Looking North from Morris Avenue

The Alabama Theatre in the 1920's

The Postcard Exchange, Publisher of Thousands of Birmingham Postcards
Owned by William Faulkner

Faulkner Novelty, Owned also by William Faulkner after Demise of Postcard Exchange
Notice Joy Young up the Street

Norwood Theatre from Twenty-fourth Street and Eleventh Avenue North
Its on the Corner at Other End of the Block

Pickwick Club Just Off Five Points South
Notice Old Medical Arts Building in Background

Interior of Pickwick Club
Scene of Many Fraternity and Sorority Lead Outs

Aerial View of East Lake Park
Wooden Roller Coaster Can Be Seen in Background Near First Avenue North

One of the Rides at East Lake Park

Look at Birmingham Rewound for a visit back in time at Birmingham's early development. I think you will enjoy the trip.

There have been visitors since March 14, 2002.

2003-2005 jd@jdweeks. com

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