Parnell Visits Birmingham
May 1, 2015
Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) is often considered to be, along with Benjamin Disreali and William Gladstone, one of the three great politicians... Read More...
 
 
O'Brien's Opera House
October 22, 2012
In 1878, future Jefferson County sheriff and Birmingham mayor, Frank O'Brien, bought 125 feet of frontage at the northwest corner of First Avenue Nort... Read More...
 
 
Charles O. Finley signed baseball hits #1,000
July 26, 2012
Charles Finley was born in Ensley (AL) but moved as a child to Indiana. He made his fortune in the insurance business, being among the first to write... Read More...
 
 
Early Birmingham entrepreneur invents the Superflex A-1021X
December 19, 2011
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Go South, young man/Shaia's founder put down roots in Homewood 89 years ago
April 6, 2011
Back when new businesses were building north of Red Mountain, S. J. took advice from colleague Louis Pizitz, the Polish-born department store founder,... Read More...
 
 
Mary Anderson -- Not such a trivial pursuit
January 21, 2011
Birmingham resident Sara-Scott Wingo still has the rejection letter sent to her great-great Aunt in 1905 by patent attorneys Dinning and Eckenstein.... Read More...
 
 
Early Jim Henson Puppets Once Worked For Red Diamond
January 13, 2011
Early Jim Henson puppets once worked for Red Diamond Every celebrity has to start somewhere, and in the case of the highly innovative Muppets originat... Read More...