Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

Biography: Frank P. O’Brien born February 29, 1844 – photograph

Happy Birthday! FRANK P. O'BRIEN BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1844 - 1910) Montgomery and Jefferson County, Alabama   Frank P. O'Brien was one of the…

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East Lake Atheneum was girl’s school, an orphanage, Catholic offices & now a school again [old pics]

EAST LAKE ATHENEUM Private School for Young Ladies East Lake Atheneum in Birmingham, Alabama was a former private seminary of learning for young ladies. East…

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Fountain Heights [film, photographs] – a historic connection to Birmingham’s past – can it be saved?

Fountain Heights is one of Birmingham's historic neighborhoods, and was home to some of Birmingham's most prominent and wealthy business leaders, but today the…

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Knights of Pythias established in 1864 to promote friendship between north and south [old photographs]

The Order of Knights of Pythias aim was to heal the wounds between the North and South and promote friendship among men and relieve suffering.…

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Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was born from a tip about a railroad crossing? See who was involved & historic film

ELYTON LAND COMPANY The city of Birmingham was conceived in the mind of engineer, John T. Milner who had surveyed the route of the…

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Beautiful [photographs] of home of Benjamin P. Worthington, pioneer and a founder of Birmingham, Alabama

These historic photographs take you back in time. Benjamin Pinkney "Pink" Worthington was a pioneer of the area around Avondale/Lakeview area of Birmingham, Alabama.…

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Did you know Birmingham once had two flourishing horse racetracks in the 1890s? – [old pictures and map]

Two horse racetracks flourished around the turn of the century in Birmingham, Alabama. Trotwood Park was located at 75th Street and 9th Avenue North.…

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Biography: Robert Blatcher Caudle born January 5, 1842 – photograph

Happy Birthday! ROBERT BLATCHER CAUDLE BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1842-1913) Jefferson and Talladega County, Alabama Robert Blatcher Caudle was an agriculturist in the southern part…

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Slagheap Village – [film and pics] Here ‘s why this strange name was given to a WPA housing project in Trussville, Alabama

Known as Slagheap Village, the official name was the Cahaba Project in Trussville, Alabama. It was a WPA housing project built on "slagheap" land…