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Tuxedo Junction

 
 
Tuxedo Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
1. Tuxedo Junction Marker
Inscription. "Tuxedo Junction" was the street car crossing on the Ensley-Fairfield line at this corner in the Tuxedo Park residential area. It also refers to the fraternal dance hall operated in the 1920's and 1930s on the second floor of the adjacent building, and to the 1939 hit song "Tuxedo Junction", written by Birmingham musician-composer Erskine Hawkins, who grew up nearby and became a well known big band leader in New York City.

        "Co-ome on down, forget your care,
        Co-ome on down, you'll see me there!
        So long, town, I'm heading for
        Tuxedo Junction, now."
 
Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Commission / Birmingham Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 30.57′ N, 86° 53.154′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 20th Street (Alabama Route 269) and Ensley/5 Points W Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 20th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belview Heights Neighborhood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rickwood Field (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker
Tuxedo Junction & Marker at the Nixon Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
2. Tuxedo Junction & Marker at the Nixon Building
also named Rickwood Field (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birmingham - Southern College (approx. 2.1 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. 2.7 miles away); Walker Memorial Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wilson's Raiders (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Encylopedia of Alabama - Erskine Hawkins. (Submitted on December 19, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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The Nixon Building at Tuxedo Junction image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
3. The Nixon Building at Tuxedo Junction
 
 
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