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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Belview Heights Neighborhood

 
 
Belview Heights Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
1. Belview Heights Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. The Corey Land Company, a group of prominent local businessmen headed by Robert Jemison, Jr., developed Belview Heights as a neighborhood for the professional employees of U.S. Steel in the 1910's. Extending the grid system being used in Ensley over the topography of the 30 square block area, Jemison created a neighborhood of rolling streets and avenues, occasional steeply pitched lots, and captivating views. In 1915, the city of Birmingham set the architectural tone for Belview Heights when it erected a Tudor Revival-fire station at the corner of Avenue Q and 44th Street, the eastern edge of the neighborhood. In the 1920s, the neighborhood saw the biggest boom in residential construction. Scores of Tudor Revival-style dwellings began overshadowing the Bungalow / Craftsman, Minimal Traditional, and Spanish Revival homes built in the area. Even during the depths of the Great Depression, Belview Heights remained a popular residential neighborhood and home construction remained steady until the advent of World War II. The Belview Heights Historic District was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in June 2000.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 29.376′ N, 86° 53.25′ W. Marker
Belview Heights Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
2. Belview Heights Neighborhood Marker
is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4316 Avenue Q, Birmingham AL 35208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuxedo Junction (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rickwood Field (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Rickwood Field (approx. 2 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birmingham - Southern College (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wilson's Raiders (approx. 3 miles away); Walker Memorial Church (approx. 3 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Station No. 24 Built in 1924 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
3. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Station No. 24 Built in 1924
Benton-Allen House in The Belview Hieghts built in 1927 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
4. Benton-Allen House in The Belview Hieghts built in 1927
Spanish Style Church in the Belview Heights Neighborhood image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
5. Spanish Style Church in the Belview Heights Neighborhood
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,565 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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