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Ensley Highlands Methodist Church | Photo © 2018 www.abandonedalabama.com

Ensley Highlands Methodist Church

Ensley Highlands Methodist Church The Beginning and Its Rapid Growth Ensley Highlands Methodist Church was an outgrowth of a Sunday School started in 1911 by a group of Methodists. Late that same...

Elyton School | Photo © 2024 www.abandonedalabama.com

Elyton School

The Town of Elyton The story of the Elyton School and the town of Elyton dates back to when Jefferson County’s judicial center initially resided in Carrollsville, situated along the Huntsville...

Sweetwater Mansion | Photo © 2022, www.abandonedalabama.com

Sweetwater Mansion

General Robert Miller Patton Sweetwater Mansion stands as one of the exquisite late Georgian residences in North Alabama, gaining distinction as the residence of Robert Miller Patton, the inaugural...

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Old Alabama State Capitol Building

Old Alabama State Capitol Building The story of the old Alabama State Capitol Building begins in 1825 with the abandonment of the frequently flooded city of Cahaba. Alabama legislators faced the task...

Bessemer First Methodist Church | Photo © 2023, www.abandonedalabama.com

First Methodist Church of Bessemer

Short History of Bessemer, Ala. The town of Bessemer was founded during the Reconstruction Era by the Bessemer Land and Improvement Company, named after Henry Bessemer and owned by coal magnate Henry...

Jemison Center | Photo © 2024, www.abandonedalabama.com

Jemison Center

Robert Jemison Jr., Politician and Plantation Owner The old Jemison Center in Northport, Alabama is named in honor of Robert Jemison Jr., a prominent Alabama business magnate, politician, and staunch...

Joel F. Callins Dental Office | Photo © 2022, www.abandonedalabama.com

Joel Callins Dental Office

Dr. Joel F. Callins Dr. Joel Franklin Callins was born on June 12, 1941, to Aldrich and Odell Callins at Lloyd Noland Hospital, in Fairfield, Alabama. He received his education through the City of...

Republic Steel | Photo © 2023, www.abandonedalabama.com

Republic Steel

Thomas Furnaces Known for its operating years under the Republic Steel & Iron Company, The Thomas Furnaces, a network of iron furnaces situated in close proximity to Birmingham, were established...

Holy Family Hospital | Photo © 2023, www.abandonedalabama.com

Holy Family Hospital

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ensley The story of the Holy Family Hospital begins In 1938, when the Passionists, a Roman Catholic religious order, established a mission in Ensley, a predominantly...

Roebuck Castle | Photo © 2023, www.abandonedalabama.com

Roebuck Castle

Roebuck Castle Known as the Roebuck Castle, this unique home was constructed in the 1970s on a large corner lot in the South Roebuck neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. The five-bedroom, three-bath...

Brown-Marx Building | Photo © 2023, www.abandonedalabama.com

Brown Marx Building

National Bank of Birmingham The Brown Marx Building sits on the site of the original National Bank of Birmingham, the first bank in the state to be chartered under the National Bank Act in 1872. The...

Graves Brick Company | Photo © 2018. www.abandonedfl.com

Graves Brick Company

William Henry Graves The Graves Brick Company was organized by William Henry Graves in the early twentieth century. William Henry Graves was born on September 7, 1833, in Knoxville...

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