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Today is the official anniversary date of the city charter of one of my favorite Southern cities, Birmingham, Alabama. Nicknamed “The Magic City,” Birmingham has always held a magic for… Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, Southern Hospitality, Interesting History, Old Postcards, Back In The Day, Old Houses, Paris Skyline

Happy Birthday, Birmingham!

Today is the official anniversary date of the city charter of one of my favorite Southern cities, Birmingham, Alabama. Nicknamed "The Magic City," Birmingham has always held a magic for me, so today, we celebrate with a city guide to one of our favorite spots of the South. Birmingham offers the best in Southern hospitality,…

White Border Postcard South Highland Infirmary Birmingham, AL Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, 50 States, The Good Old Days, Back In The Day, Old Photos, Swimming Pools, History Pics

South Highland Infirmary

White Border Postcard South Highland Infirmary Birmingham, AL

The Week in Birmingham History: Magic City's first 'animated balloon' Christmas parade Birmingham Skyline, City Of Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Jefferson County, Magic City, Sweet Home Alabama, 50 States, Southern Style, Back In The Day

The Week in Birmingham History: Magic City's first 'animated balloon' Christmas parade

NOVEMBER 23 1895: Auburn defeated Alabama 48-0 in the first Iron Bowl to be played in Tuscaloosa. NOVEMBER 24 2005: A triple homicide was committed during a Thanksgiving Day robbery at the Airport Inn. Brandon Deon Mitchell shot to death motel employee Kim Olney, 28; and traveler Dorothy Smith, 58. A co-defendant,...

William Hassinger Mansion, c.1898, Birmingham, Alabama by Cougar_6, via Flickr History Pics, Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, Victorian Houses, Roll Tide, Abandoned Places, Bed And Breakfast, Old Houses

William Hassinger Mansion, c.1898, Birmingham, Alabama

The William Hassinger Mansion was constructed in 1898 for William H. Hassinger and his wife Virginia. Hassinger was the president of Southern Iron and Steel Company. He and his wife lived here until 1929 when they moved to their new residence, Hassinger Castle on Carlisle Road in Redmont Park. (source: BhamWiki.com.) The location of this house has slowly changed from residential to commercial over the past 100+ years and the mansion sat unoccupied and therefore vulnerable to demolition…

Birmingham is the most populous city in Alabama. These historical photos of show Streets, roads, landmarks, buildings and everyday life of Birmingham from to Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Jefferson County, Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, High Resolution Photos

Hotel Hillman: 1906 high-resolution photo

Vintage photographs available as fine-art prints or digital stock images

The Brown-Marx Building in downtown Birmingham housed the offices of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company Birmingham Skyline, Birmingham Alabama, Steel Companies, Railroad Companies, Fried Green Tomatoes, Magic City, Sweet Home Alabama, Natural Resources, Tennessee

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company

The Brown-Marx Building in downtown Birmingham housed the offices of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company

Hotel Dinkler - Tutwiler Birmingham, AL Postcard Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, Old Buildings, Lighthouses, Chrome, Photo Wall, Old Things, History

Hotel Dinkler - Tutwiler

Chrome Postcard Hotel Dinkler - Tutwiler Birmingham, AL

Avenue, looking East (detail Birmingham, Alabama Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Cold Weather Dresses, 2nd Avenue, Magic City, Old Photographs, My Town, Drug Store, Times Square

2nd Avenue, looking East (detail 4), Birmingham, Alabama

I like to look at these old photographs and try to imagine what life was like. Since everyone is dressed for cold weather, it must be winter in Birmingham. Bicycles were a major form of transportation during turn-of-the-century America and Birmingham was no exception, as you can see the three bicycles in this picture. Adams Drug Store is now a vacant lot.

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Historical Pictures of Birmingham

Birmingham Lights: Historical Pictures of Birmingham

Great history on Alabama Freemasons with vintage pictures & links Masonic Temple, Masonic Lodge, Dallas County, Grand Lodge, Side Porch, Colonial America, Sweet Home Alabama, Masons, Freemason

A Ghost story from 1936 about the old Masonic Home

The person interviewed insisted that he saw the ghost During the 1930s, Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people and write stories about life in the United States. The program was named the U.S. Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers’ Project and it gave employment to historians, teachers, writers, librarians, and other white-collar workers. […]

Pizitz building ready to shape Birmingham’s future as it did the city's past - Alabama NewsCenter June Celebrations, Historic Properties, Magic City, Birmingham Alabama, Department Store, Past, Multi Story Building, Exterior, History

Pizitz building ready to shape Birmingham’s future as it did the city's past - Alabama NewsCenter

Renovation of historic property builds on momentum in the Magic City.