Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birmingham Photo of the Day (28): The Morris Hotel in 1908

In the previous post in this series I made some comments on the city's Hillman Hotel and included a photo from the Views of Birmingham published in 1908 that included so many photographs of local landmarks at that time. Below is another hotel photo from the book, this time featuring the Morris Hotel at the corner of 1st Avenue North and 19th Street. 

The Morris was constructed in 1891 as an office building and a 125-room hotel. The building lasted until 1957 when it was demolished for a three-story parking deck. You can read much more about the Morris at its BhamWiki entry. A few more photos can be seen at the Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections

Image of the newspaper article taken from the Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections

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