Saturday, September 22, 2007

Early 20th Century Movie Theaters in Birmingham

Boy Scouts standing outside the Odeon Theatre
In the early twentieth century, Birmingham was home to numerous movie theaters. O. V. Hunt, Birmingham's well known photographer, captured the exteriors of many of these buildings. 26 of his photographs were recently added to our Digital Collections Database and the descriptions are below.

  • 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street
  • Alcazar Theatre advertising Peggy Hyland in Persuasive Peggy
  • Alcazar Theatre's While New York Sleeps movie display
  • Birmingham Theatre
  • Boy Scouts at the Odeon Theatre
  • Construction of the Alabama Theatre
  • Erlanger Theatre
  • Galax Theatre's The Kentuckians movie display
  • Heliotrope at the Galax Theatre
  • Law of the Yukon at the Galax Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre advertising The Iron Horse
  • North Birmingham Theatre and Waters Theatre Co.
  • Odeon Theatre and The Riddle Rider
  • Pantage Theatre
  • Ritz Theatre
  • Royal Theatre
  • Silk Hosiery at the Galax Theatre
  • Strand Theatre advertising Alarm Clock Andy
  • Strand Theatre and Fatty Arbuckle
  • Strand Theatre's Black Is White movie display
  • Strand Theatre's The Round Up movie display
  • Streetcar employees going to the Lyric Theatre
  • Trianon Theatre advertising Anne of Green Gables
  • Trianon Theatre's Charlie Chaplin in The Kid movie display
  • Watts Building and Empire Theatre
Click here to see the recently added photographs.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Birmingham architecture and church directory

Page from the Architectural Work showing four houses
Two books that may be of interest to local architects, historians and genealogists are now available online.

Architectural work, Wheelock, Joy & Wheelock, Birmingham, Ala. Published in 1905, this book consists mostly of engraved images of homes and businesses within the city.

Birmingham Church Directory of Birmingham, Alabama containing a full and accurate history of each church represented, together with a complete list of the societies of each church, their officers and objects. This directory contains the membership of nine of the leading churches in the city of Birmingham. This directory was compiled by Fred W. Green in 1896.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuxedo Junction and three local parks

Tuxedo Junction newspaper article
Newspaper articles covering Tuxedo Junction, Tuxedo Heights neighborhood and three parks (Inglenook, Jemison and Jordan) are available online.