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Green Acres Café

1705 - 4th Avenue, North

 
 
Green Acres Café Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
1. Green Acres Café Marker
Inscription. Businesses that occupied this building between 1908 - 1970
1908 - 1913 Southern Bell Telephone Company Stockroom
1915 - 1926 OK French Dry Cleaning Company
1927 - 1938 George Kanelis Billiards
1940 - 1945 Alex’s Steak House
1946 - 1971 OK Cleaning Company
Historically, this building has been identified as the OK Cleaners building. During the early 1970’s until 1989 this building remained vacant. Green Acres Café was established in 1959 and was located at 1600 - 6th Avenue, North; In 1963 the business moved to 1724 4th Avenue North.
Charles Gratton, with the assistance of Urban Impact, purchased this building through the city’s 4th Avenue Land Bank Program, and on February 23, 1990 celebrated the grand opening.
Green Acres Café is famous for its “Peak Of Perfection Chicken Wings.”
 
Erected by Urban Impact.
 
Location. 33° 30.914′ N, 86° 48.683′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1705 4th Avenue, North, Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4th Avenue District (within
Green Acres Café image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. Green Acres Café
shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Avenue Historic District. (within shouting distance of this marker); Emory Overton Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Brock Drugs Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eddie James Kendrick (about 300 feet away); Fraternal Hotel Building (about 400 feet away); "Peace Be Still" (about 500 feet away); Kneeling Ministers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
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Picture of the building on the marker circa 1930's image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
3. Picture of the building on the marker circa 1930's
 
 
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 1,270 times since then and 78 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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