Have you ever wondered how places and buildings like The Lyric, the Denham Building and Regions Field are saved and re-developed?
As an amateur history buff, learning more about Birmingham’s storied past is one of the best parts of my job. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that a prominent Birmingham developer discovered hundred-year-old antique letters inside an old hotel. I quickly arranged to visit the building and see for myself. Here’s what I learned.Continue reading “Birmingham’s Ward Neely discovers antique letters inside hundred-year-old hotel. Photos included!”
As the oldest skyscraper on the Heaviest Corner on Earth, the Woodward Building is certainly significant to Birmingham’s history. Let’s take a look at the history of this beautiful structure.Continue reading “Behind the scenes look at the Woodward Building, Birmingham’s first steel-framed building”
Have you heard about Freedom Walk—the vision to join three parts of Birmingham that were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement together for a brighter future? Read on for all the details.Continue reading “3 things you need to know about Birmingham’s proposed Freedom Walk”
Downtown Birmingham just. keeps. going. Big plans have been getting announced left and right, and we are loving in energy in our Magic City. A new brand for Birmingham’s innovation district was just unveiled, and we’ve got all the details.Continue reading ““A destination for innovation.” The Switch is coming to downtown Birmingham”
With a wave of new developments coming to downtown Birmingham, it is no surprise that one of the most historic apartment buildings has changed hands. See what’s in store for downtown’s Jemison Flats.Continue reading “Birmingham’s historic Jemison Flats have a new owner”
A team of investors and developers have banded together to renovate the Prince Hall Masonic Temple Building in Birmingham’s 4th Avenue Historic District. Learn more about the future of one of Birmingham’s most beautiful buildings.Continue reading “$29 million renovation in the works for Birmingham’s Prince Hall Masonic Temple Building”
As one of Birmingham’s most beautiful skyscrapers, the Empire Building has dominated the city skyline for over 100 years. Since the building has seen many changes, it has a rich and storied history. Read on to learn more!Continue reading “A behind the scenes look at Birmingham’s Empire Building. Photos included!”
The John Hand Building in 1912 and 2019.
When I first came to Birmingham, I became obsessed with its hundreds of beautiful historic buildings. I used to spend hours driving through downtown, marveling at the old structures. Of course, the John Hand Building immediately grabbed my attention. Read on to learn more about one of Birmingham’s famous (and coolest!) skyscrapers.Continue reading “A behind the scenes look at Birmingham’s John Hand Building. Photos included!”
Birmingham is a city with a rich history. As a result, there are thousands of wonderful pictures of Birmingham over the years. I tried to recapture many of these scenes to compare the past and present. Here are the results!
Did you know that Birmingham was once known as the city of churches? Here are some of the oldest continuously running churches in Birmingham.
Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.Continue reading “A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!”
Every night, the bright lights of the Lyric and Alabama Theatres are bound to dazzle both visitors and natives alike. I toured downtown to discover what remains of the 73 theaters that once made up the Birmingham Historic Theater district.