Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel
March 22, 1923 - March 1, 1982
“Tutwiler Green”, this section of Birmingham Green was so named in a resolution passed by the Birmingham City Council to honor the life and work of Temple Tutwiler II, who contributed greatly to the welfare and progress of this City. Mr. Tutwiler was a driving force in greening of Twentieth Street and through his leadership and determination saw this significant landmark to fruition.
This prestigious hotel was erected on this corner in 1913. It was the undisputed queen of Birmingham Hotels for the next half century. Edward Magruder Tutwiler, the major stockholder, was the grandfather of Temple W. Tutwiler II.
Location. 33° 31.082′ N, 86° 48.478′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 20th Street North and 5th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north on 20th Street North. 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. Clark Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Title Building Jefferson County Courthouse Site (about 700 feet away); Concord Center (about 800 feet away); The Tutwiler Hotel/The Tutwiler-Ridgely Rebirth (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . The Tutwiler Hotel - 1914 - 1974. Collection of Postcard Images of the Original Tutwiler by Warren Reed. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work •
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 1,600 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 7, 8. submitted on October 6, 2013. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.