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

Glen Iris Park

 
 
Glen Iris Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
1. Glen Iris Park Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1898 by Robert Jemison, this 30-acre historic district is a private residential park containing an almost intact collection of some of Birmingham's finest 20th century houses. It was the first professionally landscaped residential community in the city and the first where residents adhered to strictly self-imposed rules and covenants. National Register of Historic Places 8-30-1984.
 
Erected 1985 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 33° 29.464′ N, 86° 48.694′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Avenue South and Glen Iris Park, on the right when traveling east on 16th Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Pilgrim Baptist Church / New Pilgrim Baptist Church Timeline (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Birmingham Mineral Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birmingham District Minerals (approx. 0.9 miles away); Building The Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Works Progress Administration (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mining Red Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); South View (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Glen Iris Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. Glen Iris Park Marker
Jemison House Built 1902 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
3. Jemison House Built 1902
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,011 times since then and 204 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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