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

Jordan Home

2834 Highland Avenue

 
 
Jordan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
1. Jordan Home Marker
Inscription. Dr. Mortimer Harvie Jordan and his wife, Florence E. Mudd, constructed their home between 1906 and 1908. After service in the Confederate army, Jordan studied medicine in Cincinnati and New York (under Alabama's famous gynecologist, Dr. J. Marion Sims). As a doctor in Jefferson County, he is especially remembered for his tireless work in the 1873 cholera epidemic. He served on the State Board of Health (1879-83), as president of the State Medical Association (1884), and as chair of materia medica and therapeutics and clinical medicine in the Medical College of Alabama at Mobile (1886 for two terms). Jordan authored numerous publications on surgery, epidemiology, and gynecology and read many papers on these subjects before medical associations. Florence Mudd Jordan was the daughter of Judge William S. Mudd, builder of Arlington plantation.

The Jordan home was sold in 1928 and was restored to its original condition in 1969. A fine example of neo-classic architecture, the house features a wide portico with four Ionic columns and elaborate dentil work on the pediment.
 
Erected 1997 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 30.372′ N, 86° 46.974′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson
Jordan Home & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
2. Jordan Home & Marker
County. Marker is on Highland Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2834 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. Donnelly House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coe House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.B. Loveman House (about 600 feet away); 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. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Jordan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
3. Jordan Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,119 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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