Birmingham Landmarks: People and Places of the Magic City

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Though the landscape has certainly changed, many of Birmingham's early landmarks -testaments to the steelworkers who built the city after the Civil War, as well as those who have since prospered here-remain. In Birmingham Landmarks, Alabamian Victoria Myers explores the Magic City's most prominent industrial and cultural features. Step back in time to discover Rickwood Field, one of America's oldest baseball parks, and the Carver Theatre, the only venue that allowed African Americans to view first-run movies ...

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Though the landscape has certainly changed, many of Birmingham's early landmarks -testaments to the steelworkers who built the city after the Civil War, as well as those who have since prospered here-remain. In Birmingham Landmarks, Alabamian Victoria Myers explores the Magic City's most prominent industrial and cultural features. Step back in time to discover Rickwood Field, one of America's oldest baseball parks, and the Carver Theatre, the only venue that allowed African Americans to view first-run movies before the civil rights movement. Find out why Birmingham is known as the Pittsburgh of the South with a visit to Sloss Furnaces or learn the secrets of Vulcan, which was commissioned for the 1904 World's Fair and has become one of the states most recognizable monuments.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596297388
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 966,701
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction: Threads of the Past 9

Chapter 1 Uniquely Southern 13

Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens 14

The Samuel Ullman Museum 22

Brother James Alexander Bryan 32

Chapter 2 Coal Mines, Iron Ore and Vulcan 41

Sloss Furnaces 42

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center 50

Vulcan 57

Chapter 3 Places of Growth and Reconciliation 69

Alabama Penny Savings Bank 70

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 76

Kelly Ingram Park 83

A.G. Gaston Motel 89

Carver Theatre 96

Chapter 4 Diversions 101

Rickwood Field 102

Southern Museum of Flight 109

Barber Motorsports Park 115

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 119

Sources 123

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