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Terminal Station

Identification

Terminal Station
220729

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
concrete
romanesque revival

Usages

rail station

Facts

  • Demolished to make way for a never-built Social Security Building.
  • Once serving as Birmingham's primary rail station, this was demolished to make way for an expansion of the Red Mountain Expressway between 1st Avenue North and Interstates 20/59 in late 1969.
  • Opened on April 6, 1909, to the general public.
  • Modeled after Istanbul's St. Sophia mosque, its two distinctive towers were influenced by Sophia's minarets.
  • The final train to use the station was the "City of Miami" on September 21, 1969, with its demolition commencing the following day.
  • Between 1926-1952, a large electric sign saying "Birmingham, the Magic City" was located along the western approach to the station and served as a very visable local landmark.
  • All that now remains of the station is the 5th Avenue North Tunnel which runs underneath where the station and its adjacent rail yard once stood.

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Location

423 24th Street North
423 24th Street North
35203
Central City
Northside
Downtown
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

80.00 ft
80.00 ft
2
1908
1969

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