Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library
This four-story Neo-Classical structure designed by architects Miller, Martin & Lewis, was built of Indiana limestone in 1927. A model facility when completed, the library served as a cornerstone of Birmingham’s cultural and educational development. The building was renovated in 1984 by architects Kidd, Plosser, & Sprague and renamed the Linn - Henley Research Library. Special collections housed here include extensive southern history resources, maps, and the city’s first municipal archives. Significant interior features include murals and decorative ceilings painted and installed in the 1920s by nationally known artist Ezra Winter.
Location. 33° 31.23′ N, 86° 48.522′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Park Place. Touch for map. Marker is located in Linn Park next to The Linn - Henley Research Library entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Park Place, Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tutwiler Hotel/The Tutwiler-Ridgely Rebirth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clark Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (approx. ¼ mile away); Jefferson County Courthouse Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Title Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Concord Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . The Artist and Murals Of The Central Library by The Birmingham Public Library. (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,057 times since then. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.