During the month of November, I will be blogging like crazy to bring you great tidbits on 30 neighborhoods in Birmingham. Check in daily to see if you learn anything new about where you live.
- Titusville was founded by freed slaves after the Civil War.
- Home to one of the city’s first steel blast furnaces – Alice Furnace
- Birmingham’s first airport was located in Titusville (where the current Loveman Village development stands).
- Home to Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church, the oldest African-American Catholic Church in the Birmingham Catholic Diocese
- The Birmingham Black Barons trained at a local park during their heyday. (Can you imagine racing down to Memorial Park to catch a glimpse of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis, and Willie Mays in action?)
- Wallace Rayfield – the second formally educated practicing black architect in the United States. Rayfield designed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, and several other local landmarks
- Condoleezza Rice – former U.S. Secretary of State
- Harold Jackson – Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
- Carole Smitherman – Jefferson County circuit court judge