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

Fraternal Hotel Building

 
 
Fraternal Hotel Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
1. Fraternal Hotel Building Marker
Inscription. The Fraternal Hotel Building was built in 1925. Some of the businesses that were located in this building included:
1925 - 1980 Fraternal Hotel
1925 - 1970 Fraternal Café
1950 - 1966 Monroe Steak House
1985 - 1994 Grand Lodge Knights of Pythians
1928 - 1931 Mabry Brothers Department Store
1952 - 1985 Hill Photo Studio
1950 - 1985 Central Barber Shop
Famous persons such as: Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Monroe Kennedy and many others were known to frequent the Fraternal Café. In 1994 this building was destroyed due to fire.
This project is supported by funds awarded by the City of Birmingham Erected by Urban Impact 2002
 
Erected 2002 by Urban Impact / City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 30.896′ N, 86° 48.753′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North west of 17th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emory Overton Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur D. Shores (about 300 feet away);
Fraternal Hotel Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. Fraternal Hotel Building Marker
4th Avenue District (about 300 feet away); Fourth Avenue Historic District. (about 300 feet away); Green Acres Café (about 400 feet away); Dr. Ruth J. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Carrie A. Tuggle (about 400 feet away); Pauline Bray Fletcher (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Fraternal Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
3. Fraternal Hotel Building
Fraternal Hotel Building Marker Is Part of the 4th Avenue Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
4. Fraternal Hotel Building Marker Is Part of the 4th Avenue Historic District
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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