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  1. Review and print this online form (2-3 pages) and mail with a check, or money order to buy books from us directly! Via this preferred method, 100% of proceeds are available to support Birmingham’s Historical Society. PLEASE NOTE NEW MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 321474, Birmingham, AL 35232
  2. Buy locally through a brick & mortar location, The Shoppe, 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Birmingham, AL 205.224.4450
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Please click the titles below for additional information about each publication

2022. Birmingham’s Dynamite Hill (to be released mid-November, 2022)

2021. Birmingham: The City Beautiful – Compliments of George Ward (to be released November 1st, 2021)

2020. The Birmingham District: An Industrial History and Guide (reprint of 1981 edition)

2020. Altamont: A Portion of Red Mountain and Its Park

2019. Pretty Posies, Powerful Healing: An Herbal Primer

2018. Warren H. Manning’s City Plan for Birmingham, reprint of 1919 plan

2019. Shades Creek: Flowing Through Time

2016. Birmingham, 1915, reprint

2016. For Science and Humanity: Building Southern Research

2015. Bob Moody’s Birmingham: A City in Watercolor

2014. Mountain Brook-A Historic American Landscape

2013. MINUTES-Central Committee of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

2012. The Jemison Magazine: Birmingham and Mountain Brook, 1926-1930, reprint of the magazines

2011. The Jemison Magazine and The Selling of Birmingham, 1910-1914, reprint of the magazines

2010. Digging Out of the Great Depression: Federal Programs At Work In and About the Birmingham Area

2009. Mountain Brook Village: Then & Now

2008. D.O. Whilldin: Alabama Architect

2007. Hand Down Unharmed: Olmsted Files on Birmingham Parks: 1910-1925

2006. The Olmsted Vision: Parks for Birmingham

2005. A Park System for Birmingham, Olmsted Brothers, 1925, Reprint.

2004. Art of the New South: Women Artists of Birmingham, 1890-1950

2003. A Guide to Architectural Styles Featuring Birmingham Homes

2001. Aspiration: Birmingham’s Historic Houses of Worship

2001. A Pizella Affair: Portraits of the Comer Family

1999. Walking Tours of Birmingham Churches Conducted from 1990-1999

1999. Vive Vulcan! Activities for Schools

1998. In Celebration of the Restoration of Alabama Power Company’s 1925 Tower

1998. Low Virtues: The Value of Human Scale Architecture to Birmingham Urbanism

1998. A Walk to Freedom-The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1956-1964

1997. Birmingham Bound-An Atlas of the South’s Premier Industrial Region

1996. Birmingham View: Through the Years in Photographs

1995. Birmingham’s Vulcan, reprint 1938 booklet

1995. Vulcan & His Times-A Tell all about Birmingham’s Most Famous Landmark

1994. The Birmingham Industrial Heritage District Map

1992. True Tales of Birmingham

1991. Mountain Brook Estates, reprint of a 1926 publication

1991. Judge Clarence Allgood: His Brother’s Keeper

1990. Cinderella Stories, Transformations of Historic Birmingham Buildings

1989. Designs on Birmingham: A Landscape History of a Southern City and its Suburbs

1989. Buildings Against Cities: The Struggle to Make Places

1986. Image of the City, by Grady Clay

1988. House Detective: A Guide to Researching Birmingham Buildings

1984. Old Birmingham-New Architecture: Student Projects for a Historic Downtown Context

1985. Go To Town, Birmingham: A Public Forum on a Vital City Center

1983. Five Points Heritage Hike and Patch

1982. Town Within A City: The Five Points South Neighborhood, 1880-1930

1981. The Birmingham District: An Industrial History and Guide

1980. Birmingham Heritage Hike Guide and Patch

1978. The Ghost in the Sloss Furnaces

1978. Downtown Discovery Tour

1978. Downtown Birmingham: Architectural and Historical Walking Tour Guide

1977-1987. The Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society, 14 issues

Digging Out of the Great Depression: Federal Programs at Work In and Around Birmingham

The Birmingham Historical Society captures in a new book and exhibit seldom-seen murals that tell the story of an era, the history of our region, and the mood of a nation in hardship.

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