Tag Archives: mining history
#10 Trestle Builder Identified

#10 Trestle Builder Identified

You may remember the May 2006 fire that took the beautiful #10 Trestle from 216 feet high and 672 feet long to ashes. The Birmingham History Center renewed interest in this trestle over Newfound Creek in a recent article about the builder J. L.  Mitchell.  The Five Mile Creek Greenway District plans to replace this […]

Read more
Bennett_Utz-Iron_and_SteelCOVER

New Book: Iron and Steel: A Guide to Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage Sites

Alabama Booksmith presents the latest local history book from James R. Bennett and Karen Uta on Thursday August 14th at 4 pm. Iron and Steel: A Guide to Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage Sites See the web posting here The book mentions some of the sites proposed for the Five Mile Creek Greenway history trail including […]

Read more
Dale Graham

Brookside Museum Renovation

Dale Graham rebuilt the chimney on the Burrell-Country House.  He  used Bessemer brick recycled from the old dress shop on Main Street.  The grape-vine detail on the mortar set was used by Thomas Jefferson using a special tool. Thanks to Dale for taking special pride in the new chimney and adding to the preservation of the […]

Read more