“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Forest Park

Forest Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 3, 2008
1. Forest Park Marker
Inscription. A residential district extending from the crest of Red Mountain to the floor of Jones Valley with roads built along natural land contours. Birmingham real estate promoter and civic leader, Robert Jemison, Jr., began development as Mountain Terrace in 1906. New York landscape architect Samuel Parsons, Jr., conceived the park theme which the Jemison and Birmingham Realty companies extended in the 1910s and 1920s through developments originally known as Forest Park, Glenwood, Valley View, Altamont and Forest Hill - all of them together being known today as Forest Park. In 1980 Forest Park was entered in the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District.
Erected 1981 by Alabama Historical Commission / Birmingham Historical Society / The Forest Park Community Association.
Location. 33° 30.996′ N, 86° 45.942′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Essex Road South and Clairmont Avenue South, on the left when traveling north on Essex Road South. Click for map. Marker located on the east side of Clairmont Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King's Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. half a mile away); Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game (approx. one mile away); Independent Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); A.B. Loveman House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mountain Brook (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Coe House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Donnelly House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. 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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