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Morris Avenue Warehouse District, 2000-2400 blocks of Morris Avenue & 2100-2500 blocks of First Avenue, North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

Morris Avenue Warehouse District, 2000-2400 blocks of Morris Avenue & 2100-2500 blocks of First Avenue, North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

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Summary

Significance: This concentration of warehouses in Birmingham's oldest and most important warehouse and jobbing district testifies to the importance of railroads to the commerce of the early city. The district documents the development of warehousing design and technology from small scale, load bearing wall buildings through the larger scale, steel and concrete reinforced structures with vast expanses of industrial windows.
Survey number: HABS AL-966

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Benz, Sue, transmitter
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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