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Reprints of the promotional magazines of Birmingham's prominent developer, Jemison & Co. Before Southern Living magazine formed in 1966 to foster a positive image of the region by telling good stories about the South, The Jemison Magazine of Birmingham's Jemison & Company championed this cause. From 1910 to 1914, the issues of The Jemison Magazine tell the tale of the founding of Fairfield-of its planning as a city beautiful to house skilled employees of soon-to-be-built industrial firms. The story opens as infrastructure work begins and concludes when the new town becomes a reality. To the editors of the Magazine, there is never a doubt that Birmingham is pushing to take its place among the great industrial centers of the world. The onward march of progress is thrilling. More minerals are mined, furnaces produce more iron, mills make more steel and steel rail, pipe works produce more pipe. The population increases. The region grows. While the building of Fairfield is the principal theme, the Magazine also covers the development of Central Park and Ensley Highlands in the "payroll district"; of Altamont, Glenwood, and Mountain Terrace on the northern slopes of Red Mountain (today's Redmont and Forest Park neighborhoods); and of the offices, apartment houses, and hotels in the city center. From start to finish, Jemison & Company's purpose in telling the story is to sell real estate in support of its goal of building residential, commercial, farm, and industrial property of the highest quality. The firm hires the best of the best to design its ventures-and in the process learns how to develop first-class real estate. This highly illustrated volume presents the riveting record of the vision and efforts that created Birmingham, Alabama as a more livable, beautiful city.
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Book Description Birmingham Historical Society, Birmingham, Alabama, 2011. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good +. PAGES LIKE NEW CLEAN AND UNMARKED, very light edge wear. Seller Inventory # 033857