“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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 30.996′ N, 86° 45.942′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the
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intersection of Essex Road South and Clairmont Avenue South, on the left when traveling north on Essex Road South. Marker located on the east side of Clairmont Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35222, 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. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021