155 Vulcan Road
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 945-9600
Fax: (205) 945-5706
155 Vulcan Road, Homewood, AL, US, 35209
- Phone: (205) 945-9600
- Fax: (205) 945-5706
Its difficult to dig deep into Civil Rights history in Birmingham without hearing about The Four Little Girls. In 1963 four little girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, and Carol Robertson) were killed when members of the Ku Klux Klan planted 22 sticks of dynamite outside the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens was the original place that housed their remains. The 40-acre cemetery is also said to be the final resting place for over 100 Civil War veterans. Recent actions have tried to raise funds and awareness for the unique piece of Birmingham history. - Terah Shelton
This local university features a rich community and gorgeous campus in Birmingham. The student to teacher ratio is 12:1, making it a popular school.
The Shades Mountain Baptist Church, focuses on inculcating virtues and teachings from the Bible. It prepares the community to face the challenges of real world with a balanced mind. The various events organized by the church are an attempt to reach out to all the members irrespective of their age. "Mommy and Me" class introduces music to toddlers, while the Ceramics Daytime Class explores the creative streak in you. It also stages various concerts. Gym room and the game room filled with the Super Nintendo Games, XBOX and puzzles too, checkers and card games are an example of the church moving ahead with times.
Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, the city's only antebellum mansion, offers tours featuring its collection of 19th-century furniture and decorative arts. The building is a grand example of the Greek Revival architecture that was prominent in the 1840s. A tearoom is available, and the gardens are a beautiful site and backdrop for weddings and other special events. Call ahead for admission details.
Located to the south of Birmingham, Good People Brewing Company was established by a group of beer-lovers in 2008. They sold their very first keg on an auspicious day, July 4, which has favored the growth of this brewery. Good People Brewing Company has been rated as one of the finest beer makers in southern United States. Amongst their ales sold year-round, the Snake Handler and IPA come highly recommended. Visitors can participate in a tour around the brewery and get enlightened on the brewing process.
Emanuel Temple COGIC (Church Of God In Christ), has witnessed tremendous growth over the past years. It emphasizes on importance of holiness for the next generations. This church is also referred to as Holiness or Pentecostal in nature. Imbibing moral values and faith in god is what this church vouches for. Along with the regular charitable events it also hosts Youth Choir and Bible quizzes. But above all this church brings about spiritual unity in the community.
Rickwood Field was built in 1910 for in the city's professional baseball team, the Coal Barons. Rickwood Field has since been restored to look the way it did in its 1940s heyday, all the way down to the hand-operated scoreboard. Wearing old-time uniforms, the Birmingham Barons play the annual Rickwood Classic. Baseball greats who played at Rickwood include Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Birmingham's own Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the big leagues. Rickwood was also home to the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League team, which brought the likes of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis and local teenage phenomenon Willie Mays to play here. There is no charge to visit Rickwood; inquire about admission prices for the Rickwood Classic and other special events.
Birmingham's Railroad Park is a 19 acre park that was created in 2010. The park has water features, trails, and lots of grassy space for playing and picnicking. The park often plays hosts to special events and concerts throughout the year.
Located in Downtown Birmingham, the warehouse district is a venue for various shows and concerts. With well-known restaurants, cafes and other attractions close to the venue this place is nice to spend quality time. You will be able to enjoy a concert or a show of a renowned artist here.
Helping the needy and spreading the virtues of Jesus are the main objectives of the 'Sardis Missionary Baptist Church'. It believes in overall development and growth so along with the regular sermons, it also organizes varied activities. The mime and dance meets explore the arty side, while the Basket ball League inculcates sportsmanship. Special health seminars are held for senior citizens. The church strikes a chord with one and all in the community.
At a time when racial prejudice was at an all-time high, Alabama Penny Savings Bank offered African-Americans something almost unheard of: their own bank. Founded by William Reuben Pettiford in 1890, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank was the first black-owned bank in the state. Even more, they were the second largest black bank in the country, offering African-Americans the money they needed to finance homes, businesses, and churches. Before Alabama Penny Saving Bank closed in 1915, at one time, they conducted business as high as a half million dollars. Worth a visit to see an important piece of black history.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.