Author J.D. Weeks, a Birmingham native for more than 70 years, brings the past to life in this then-and-now view of a celebrated Southern city. The diverse and rich history of Birmingham’s evolution is depicted in side-by-side images of the past and present. Featuring more than 200 images, readers will travel on a before and after journey through time, comparing present day views with the lost and vanished monuments of the past.
Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama
This volume of nearly 200 vintage postcard views of the county, combined with a thoroughly researched text, takes the reader on a visual historical journey. Landmarks include the Tutwiler Hotel, the Empire Building, Rickwood Field, Legion Field, Arlington, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Witness the rise of the iron and steel industry, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage that various ethnic groups brought to the area.
Birmingham in Vintage Postcards
Often referred to as the "Magic City," Birmingham began as a town located at the intersection of two railroads and then quickly expanded. The vintage postcards collected in this book depict show historic Birmingham's downtown, hospitals, parks, communities, schools, hotels, and industries. Author J.D. Weeks has drawn from his collection of over 3,000 postcards to create this engaging visual history. ">