Folks driving by downtown Birmingham’s Powell School (and folks who haven’t had the chance yet) would be happy to take stock of progress being made with regards to efforts to save the 123 year old building that once served as the city’s first school.
Entries Tagged as 'preservation'
February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · 35203
May 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · architecture
This afternoon a Birmingham City Council committee could help take the next step in preserving and restoring the city’s oldest school building after a fire gutted it earlier this year.
January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · The City, Travelogue
Last summer’s victory by neighborhood advocates to save a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places was celebrated by preservationists in metro Birmingham, AL and elsewhere. A recent decision elsewhere in the Southeastern United States may make how future victories are achieved that much harder.
May 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · architecture, Business
The fate of the former Birmingham Fire Department Engine No. 22 building is partially in the hands of the city’s budget and finance committee. They will consider the proposal to sell to the developer wanting to replace it with a Walgreens. The full council must still vote after receiving the recommendation from the committee.
April 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · architecture, Development
Workers surveyed the area around former Birmingham Fire Engine No. 22 on Thursday morning while people still wondered about the logistics of the proposal being considered for its replacement by a Walgreens pharmacy – with a drive-through.
February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Travelogue
There’s never a bad time to remind folks in Birmingham, AL about the efforts to renovate and restore the Lyric Theater and the building it’s housed in.