Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
http://www.bplonline.org
Digital Collections Subject Browser
subject : Watts Building (Birmingham, Alabama)
photograph
Black and white photograph of the Watts Building built in 1888 at 2006 Third Avenue, North. This photograph has often been said to show the funeral procession of famed Birmingham madam Louise Wooster because all of the carriages appear to be empty. Legend says that Birmingham citizens sent their carriages to her funeral to show respect; however, propriety prevented them from going themselves. The fact simply is that there was a funeral parlor in the Watts Building; this photograph likely is merely for advertisement purposes.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph looking northward up 20th Street from Second Avenue, North. Prominent in the view are the Watts Building and Porter Clothing Company.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
photograph
Black and white photograph of the western facade of the present Watts Building while under construction on the corner of Twentieth Street and Third Avenue, North.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
1928
photograph
Black and white photograph of the Watts Building under construction at 2006 Third Avenue North.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
11-10-1927
photograph
Black and white photograph of 3rd Avenue North from 21st Street in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Prominent in the view is the Watts Building but the Empire Theatre, showing the movie "Flight," and Rhodes-Carroll Furniture are visible, too.
Oscar V. Hunt Collection 1075, Archives Department (source)
O.V. Hunt (publisher)
Hunt, Oscar V., 1881-1962 (creator)
1929
Page Last Modified: 2/3/2016 9:38 AM