Birmingham, Alabama Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.

Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35207
The Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse are associated with the first organized movement of the modern civil rights movement. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was headquartered here from 1956-1961.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
Opened in November of 1992, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
Called the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham when it was founded in 1873, this was the first black church to organize in Birmingham. In September 1963, the church was the target of a racially-motivated bombing that killed four girls.

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35222
Sloss Furnaces was operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35294
UAB began in 1936 as the Birmingham Extension Center of the University of Alabama. Highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs, it is one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast.

Vulcan Statue

Vulcan Statue

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35209
At 56 foot (17 m) tall, the Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It is the largest statue ever constructed in the United States. It is the second-largest statue standing in the United States behind the Statue of Liberty.

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