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Ensley High School | Photo © 2017 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Ensley High School

Ensley High School Ensley High School was founded in 1901 to serve the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham, which was centered around major plants operated by U.S. Steel and the American Cast Iron Pipe...

Powell School | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Powell School

Powell School, 1908 Originally known as the Free School, the Powell School was Birmingham’s first public school as well as the city’s oldest surviving school. The school was named after...

Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Slossfield Community Center

Dr. Thomas Boulware, ‘The Old Stork’ The Slossfield Community Center is a complex built in the 1930s by the American Pipe Company as an extension of its health program for workers and...

Sloss Furnaces | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces during its operation. Courtesy of Alabama Public Television. Colonel James Withers Sloss was one of the founders of Birmingham, helping to promote railroad development in Jones Valley...

F. D. McArthur School | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

F. D. McArthur School

F. D. McArthur School, 1948. The Birmingham News The F. D McArthur School was established in 1903 as Seventeenth Avenue School in a small two-room wooden frame building on the northwest corner of...

Pizitz Department Store | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Pizitz Department Store

Pizitz Department Store Pizitz was a family-owned chain of department stores founded in 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama by Louis Pizitz as the Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Company. It became one of the best...

Birmingham Trust National Bank | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Birmingham Trust National Bank

View of the Birmingham Trust building (1902) from the Shoppers’ Guide of Greater Birmingham (1909) Birmingham Trust National Bank was a large bank that operated in Birmingham from 1887 to 1982...

Memorial Mound | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Memorial Mound

Clyde Booth Clyde Booth Memorial Mound was the brainchild of Clyde Booth who used to dig graves as a teenager in Kentucky with his uncle. He witnessed firsthand the neglect that occurred at...

American Life Building | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

American Life Building

Newspaper advert for the American Life Company Standing at 12-stories tall, the 84,000 square-foot Doctor’s Building or Martin Office Building was built in April 1925. Shortly after its...

Thomas Jefferson Hotel | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedalabama.com

Thomas Jefferson Hotel

Thomas Jefferson Hotel Luggage label for the Thomas Jefferson Hotel The Thomas Jefferson Hotel is a 19-story building, formerly a 300-room hotel, completed in 1929 at 1631 2nd Avenue North on the...

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