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Mountain Brook Village: Then & Now
- This is the story of a village, how it was planned and how it grew over eight decades. A lavishly illustrated, duo-tone volume.
- The 72-page book tells the story, beginning with historic documents prepared by Jemison & Company before the Great Depression. “This is largely a picture book, with a total of 136 photographs and drawings never seen before,” says Marjorie White, Director, Birmingham Historical Society. “In many instances, we show original businesses, businesses that came along later, and the current look and layout of the Village.”
- The pages are fascinating, both in their ability to chronicle Birmingham’s upscale retail market and as a social history. Birmingham natives and newcomers alike can place themselves in time by reading and viewing the photos of businesses they’ve frequented over the years. “To see the original plans for the Village (included) and know it today is a testament to the incredible investment in quality planning,” says White.