Continuing Bham Now’s series of “Birmingham’s oldest” in celebration of the Magic City’s 150th birthday, we’re talking about the oldest houses of worship across six major world religions. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s oldest faith centers and as part of it, the area’s religious history.
We’re back folks with another round of Birmingham’s oldest businesses. Keep reading to learn the fascinating, fun and funny history behind a few of your favorite Birmingham stores, businesses and companies.
We’re back with another roundup of five more of Birmingham’s oldest businesses, from a mattress store to an engineering firm. Keep reading to learn about the history of each business and how they have changed (and changed the Magic City) over the years.
The Magic City is home to countless cultural influences that contribute to our city’s vibrant culture. In the 1920s and 1930s, Tuxedo Junction stood within the Ensley neighborhood. Its dance halls brimmed with the latest jazz music and dances—including the Jive Dance which originated there.
By night it was the heart of the black community’s social paradise, and it will always be immortalized by Erskine Hawkins’ famous jazz tune “Tuxedo Junction”.