Thursday, September 29, 2016

Birmingham Photo of the Day (51): The Magic City Sign

In April 2016 Rotary Trail opened in downtown Birmingham, turning a former railroad cut into a pedestrian park. A prominent feature was a close reproduction of the old "Magic City" sign that once stood near the Terminal Station, which was demolished in 1969. 

Below is a photograph of the original sign taken in February 1941. Also included are a postcard featuring the sign with Terminal Station in the background. The final photo shows the new sign at the Rotary Trail. 

As with so many things related to Birmingham, a fascinating history of the original sign can be found at the wonderful BhamWiki site. 

Source: Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections

Source: BhamWiki

Source: WBHM-FM 

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