Tour of outdoor murals on Southside’s 3rd, 4th and 5th Avenues South

Ted’s Restaurant – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This past Sunday morning Bham Now traveled across 3rd, 4th and 5th Avenues South looking for outdoor murals dotting the city landscape.

Beginning on 3rd Ave South and 12th Street at Ted’s Restaurant, we ventured east toward Crestwood Boulevard, back west on 4th and the multi -lane traffic on 5th Avenue South.

Here are the outdoor murals we discovered.

Ted’s Restaurant – 328 12th Street South

A Birmingham institution, Ted’s has been around since 1973.  Visit owners Tasos & Beba Touloupis, and see why their slogan is “Where Friendly Gets Downright Fresh!”

Ted’s Restaurant – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
Wells Fargo – 316 18th Street South

The six-foot-tall, 34-foot-wide mural is located at the Wells Fargo bank branch wall at 316 18th St. South near UAB.  Its has 18 images of Martin Luther King Jr., the “four little girls” and photos of Civil Rights leaders including Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. The mural commemorates the 50 Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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Wells Fargo on 3rd Avenue South
Four Birmingham Icons – Between 4th Ave & 5th Ave. on 41st South

Between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue on 41st in the middle of Avondale’s thriving arts and entertainment district, a new, three-story mural commemorates four of Birmingham’s cultural icons: civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth, jazz legend Sun Ra, social activist Angela Davis and photojournalist Spider Martin.

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“Know Your History” Four Birmingham cultural icons in Avondale
Hop City – 2924 3rd Ave S

Unveiled in September, Hop City celebrated its fifth anniversary in the Magic City with this colorful mural painted by local artist Drew Lormand. The painting is now a prominent landmark alongside the Martin Biscuit Building.

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Southside’s newest mural commemorating Hop City’s 5th Anniversary – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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Trim Tab Brewery – 2721 5th Avenue South

A partnership of Trim Tab and the Magic City Mural Collective.  Check out the fundraising efforts that created the iconic sign.

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Trim Tab Brewery – photo by Pat Byington

 

Additional murals discovered:

Munchies Foodstore – 4100 5th Ave South

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Munchie’s Foodstore – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Fancy’s on 5th -430 41st Avenue South

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Fancy’s on Fifth

Birmingham Broker – 2224 4th Ave South

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Birmingham Broker – photo by Pat Byington

Triple Platinum Salon – 412 37th Street South

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Triple Platinum Salon
Just Happy Hounds – 2222 5th Ave South
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Just Happy Hounds – photo by Pat Byington
Please tell us what we missed!  Email us at hello@bhanow.com Also – suggest other outdoor murals around town.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.