Crestline Elementary fourth-grade students recently entertained parents and guests while teaching them about Alabama’s past during their annual Alabama history program, “From Mounds to Missiles and Beyond.” more

May 27, 2016 3:12 PM Crestline Elementary

A new installment of historical items from the Birmingham History Center was installed in City Hall’s exhibition case on July 6, four months after the initial installment of Irondale Furnace artifacts. more

Jul 7, 2015 5:03 PM News

City Hall Historical Display

Photo by Madoline Markham.

A display case holding artifacts from the furnace was installed in the lobby area outside the City Council chambers this week. more

Mar 11, 2015 1:29 PM News

At its Feb. 9 meeting, the city council discussed Birmingham History Center’s proposed display of artifacts from the Irondale Furnace more

Feb 9, 2015 7:01 PM News 1 Comments

A launch party for Images of America: Mountain Brook will be held Friday, Nov. 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Gallery 1930 in English Village. more

Oct 29, 2014 11:12 AM People 1 Comments

Mountain Brook Baptist Chapel 1952

Photo courtesy of Catherine Allen.

Mountain Brook Baptist Church will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 7 with a worship service and distribution of a new history book. more

Sep 4, 2014 12:25 PM News 1 Comments

Early Mountain Brook

Courtesy of City of Mountain Brook.

Every day, residents walk and drive over a Revolutionary War veteran’s farm and the foundations of the original city, among other historic locations. more

Aug 25, 2014 2:08 PM People

Resident James Lowery is organizing a historic marker project. more

May 27, 2014 12:39 PM , People


Photo by Tebbs-Knell, Inc., New York, New York, November 1927, The Jemison Magazine, January 1928, Birmingham Public Library Archives.

“Perfectly Planned: Mountain Brook Roads and Scenic Views” will run April 13-May 14 at the Emmet O’Neal Library. An opening event will be held on Sunday, April 13. more

Mar 21, 2014 5:21 PM News

1213 Living Nativity Mountain Brook Baptist

Photo courtesy of Ed Wills.

Fifty years after the first production, the MBBC’s Living Nativity still welcomes 300-400 people for each of three nights leading up to Christmas Eve. But the significance of the event is about more than numbers. more

Nov 22, 2013 4:17 PM People 2 Comments

On Sept. 8, Canterbury United Methodist Church will hold a public presentation regarding the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. The event will feature discussion by attorneys connected to the case's prosecution. more

Aug 29, 2013 2:13 PM News

1112 Park Lane Apartments

Color photo by Jeff Thompson. Black and white photo courtesy of the Evans family.

The 19 buildings of Park Lane were home to many for 65 years. Passing the office manager’s “test” for admission, meeting people in the laundry room and making lifelong friends are vivid markers of life there. more

Oct 30, 2012 4:08 PM People

0812 Dexter Avenue Log Cabin House

Photo by Madoline Markham.

If the house at 119 Dexter Avenue just outside Crestline Village could talk, its story would be remarkable: how, in less than a century, a small farming community was transformed into the Mountain Brook we know today. more

Aug 1, 2012 4:30 PM People

0612 JM Jemison Magazine Then Now Art

Historic photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Society.

A new book on Jemison and Company’s magazines transports us to the community we know so well in its infancy. more

May 31, 2012 3:49 PM News

0612 Dorothea Klip

Photo by Rick Watson.

Ninety-year-old Dr. Dorothea Klip survived the brutality of World War II in the Netherlands and went on to a career studying as a physicist. more

May 31, 2012 3:31 PM People 2 Comments

Bryant called himself a tired old man who never got tired of football. That we know is true. He also never got tired of visiting his good friends, Julian and Averette Lackey. more

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM People

0612 JM K Mountain Brook School

Image courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Society.

When Mountain Brook Elementary celebrates its 80th anniversary this May, we will recognize not just the longevity of one of our fine elementary schools, but celebrate the story of one of our oldest, and most treasured buildings. more

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM Schools

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