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Donnelly House

 
 
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By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
1. Donnelly House Marker
Inscription. This neoclassical structure was built in 1905 for James W. Donnelly, "the father of the Birmingham Library System."

Donnelly moved to Birmingham from his native Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring from Proctor and Gamble. A much respected manufacturer, industrialist, real-estate developer and civic leader, he is best remembered for his efforts to organize, fund and develop the Birmingham Public Library System -- one of the finest in the southeast.

The Donnelly house, included in the Highland Avenue Historic District, has served as a private residence, except during the 1950s, when the Birmingham Civic Ballet was located here.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
 
Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 30.378′ N, 86° 46.956′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Highland Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2838 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jordan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coe House (within shouting distance
Donnelly House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
2. Donnelly House & Marker
of this marker); A.B. Loveman House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independent Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little Theater Clark Memorial Theatre Virginia Samford Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Vincentís Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redmont Park Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Donnelly House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
3. Donnelly House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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