Homewood in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Edgewood Lake (Drained 1940's) Birmingham Motor & Country Club / Edgewood Country Club
Similar to golf or tennis clubs, this was instead a driving club since the ownership of an automobile was the latest rage. A great race track, designed after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was begun and graded but never completed. It's north and south straightaways are now today's Lakeshore and South Lakeshore Drives.
The place became a favorite locale for dances, barbecues and meetings for as many as 25,000 people at a time.
Ownership evolved from the Motor Club to Investors Syndicate of Minneapolis, Minnesota to Jefferson County to Samford University, and others.
Initial annexing into Homewood began in 1959.
Erected 2003 by City of Homewood and the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 33° 27.66′ N, 86° 47.652′ W. Marker is in Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and University Park East, on the right when traveling east on Lakeshore Drive. Located at the turn to the Homewood High School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samford University (approx. ¼ mile away); Sibyl Temple (approx. 0.6 miles away); A History Of Vestavia Hills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hallman Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Edgewood (approx. 1.2 miles away); “We Love Homewood” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vestavia Hills Baptist Church / George Ward 1867-1940 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Homewood (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homewood.
Also see . . .
1. Edgewood Lake from Bham Wiki. (Submitted on January 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Edgewood Lake imposed over current Google map. (Submitted on January 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,588 times since then and 78 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on January 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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