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    East Lake Branch Library Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: January 19, 2024; Modified: January 20, 2024

    The Civil Works Administration completed repairs and improvements at the Birmingham’s East Lake Branch Library. The New Deal mural “Fairy Tale Scenes,” painted by Carrie Hill, and commissioned by the Federal Art Project, is located in the children’s room at… read more

    Fairy Tale Scenes

    East Lake Branch Library Mural – Birmingham AL

    Date added: July 27, 2013; Modified: January 20, 2024

    The New Deal mural “Fairy Tale Scenes,” painted by Carrie Hill, was commissioned by the Federal Art Project. The work, which is installed in the children’s room at Birmingham’s East Lake Branch Library, was restored in 1993.

    Fire Station No. 15 (abandoned) – Birmingham AL

    Date added: June 7, 2022; Modified: June 7, 2022

    This station was constructed in 1928 near Woodward Park. The two-story beige brick station house was designed by Bem Price and constructed for $13,800 by Charles W. Hall. Station No. 15 held one 750-gallon pumper truck in 1960. It later… read more

    Fire Station No. 1 Location

    Fire Station No. 1 (demolished) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: April 26, 2022; Modified: May 22, 2022

    The Civil Works Administration was involved in repairs to this former downtown fire station. 23 fire stations in the city were classed “A” projects 37-C-715 “needing general minor repairs, having sufficient sound value left in them to justify a thorough… read more

    Lane Park Roadway and Culvert

    Lane Park Development – Birmingham AL

    Date added: September 23, 2016; Modified: May 17, 2022

    Birmingham’s Lane Park was the site of substantial work relief efforts on the part of multiple New Deal agencies: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Historical marker: “The land was also used for the Allen… read more

    Fire Station No. 18 (demolished) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: May 17, 2022

    Before Pratt City was annexed into Birmingham, the independent municipality was protected by three volunteer firefighting companies, the first of which was organized by Mayor Ephraim Hudnall around 1900. After 1910 the Birmingham Fire Department took over the Pratt City… read more

    Fire Station No. 19 Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: May 17, 2022

    “Birmingham Fire Station No. 19 serves the East Lake neighborhood. In 1960 Company No. 19 operated one 750-gallon Seagrave pumper truck from the station. in 2017 Station 19 ranked as the 68th busiest Engine Company in the Nation according to… read more

    Fire Station No. 21 (abandoned) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: May 17, 2022; Modified: May 17, 2022

    There is little info about this station beyond that it “was equipped with one 1939 Seagrave pumper truck with a 750-gallon capacity.” This station was fixed up under a CWA Birmingham Public Buildings 37-C-715 project. These were designated Class “A”,… read more

    Powell School

    School Repairs – Birmingham AL

    Date added: May 1, 2022; Modified: May 10, 2022

    The Civil Works Administration of Jefferson County employed women in a school clean up project 37-C-348-2. Excerpts from the Report on Civil Works Administration of Alabama Jefferson County Division: “The clean-up of Birmingham Public Schools and Public Buildings enabled the… read more

    Fire Station (demolished) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: April 26, 2022; Modified: April 28, 2022

    Originally the East Fire Department of Birmingham serving the Lakeview Community, Fire Company 8 was one of two stations build in response to the 1905 Tarriff assessment. Due to its proximity to Station 3 it was moved to the north… read more

    Fire Station No. 6 (former) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: April 26, 2022; Modified: April 26, 2022

    The original station, constructed in 1905 at 1501 3rd Avenue North, is the oldest Birmingham fire station still standing. Designed as a 2-bay, 2-story station it has been center of much of the departments history with an original name of… read more

    Fire Station No. 4

    Fire Station No. 4 (former) Improvements – Birmingham AL

    Date added: April 26, 2022; Modified: April 26, 2022

    Birmingham Fire Station 4 is a retired fire station that served the “East End” and Terminal Station area from the 200 block of 24th Street North. It was one of several stations constructed in the mid-1920s by the city of… read more