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

Clark Building

 
 
Clark Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
1. Clark Building Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1908 by Louis V. Clark (1862-1934), who also built the historic Lyric Theater located nearby on 18th Street. The Clark Theater on Caldwell Park is named in honor of Mr. Clark’s generosity to the Birmingham Little Theater.

The Clark Building housed multiple businesses until 1986, when it became vacant. In 1996, plans had been made to demolish the building when John Lauriello of Southpace Properties and Bob Moody of Moody & Associates recognized its potential for historic rehabilitation. Through their efforts and those of Operation New Birmingham, the building was saved when the property was purchased by partners of Lightfoot, Franklin & White in 1997. Restoration of the building was completed in 1998 by Charles & Vinzant Construction Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 31.053′ N, 86° 48.478′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 20th Street North. Marker
Clark Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. Clark Building Marker
located on the north side of the building facing the alley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 20th Street North, Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Title Building (about 600 feet away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (about 700 feet away); Jefferson County Courthouse Site (about 700 feet away); Concord Center (about 700 feet away); The Alabama Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tutwiler Hotel/The Tutwiler-Ridgely Rebirth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
The Clark Building at the intersection of 20th Street & 4th Avenue North. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
3. The Clark Building at the intersection of 20th Street & 4th Avenue North.
The 1914 Vaudeville theatre, The Lyric Theartre located on 18th Street and 3rd Avenue North image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
4. The 1914 Vaudeville theatre, The Lyric Theartre located on 18th Street and 3rd Avenue North
Clark Memorial Theatre (Virginia Samford Theatre) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
5. Clark Memorial Theatre (Virginia Samford Theatre)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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