Monday, October 12, 2009

City Council proclaims Mountain Brook Village "Historic" via Resolution

Due to the historic character of Mountain Brook Village which retains four buildings  in its commercial district from Robert Jemison Jr.'s original Mountain Brook Estates Development, (two of which pictured here are in the National Registry of Historic Places), the City Council officially declared the area "Historic" by passing a resolution tonight.

The Birmingham Historical Society has awarded plaques to the original four buildings, and has published a book entitled,  Mountain Brook Village: Then & Now, which recognizes Mountain Brook Village as "historically significant in terms of both community planning and architecture". The area was planned as the commercial center of the Mountain Brook community. The buildings on the National Registry include the bank building now housing RBC Bank, and the building on the circle housing Gilchrist Drug and The Pappagallo Shop.  The two other historically signficant buildings include the 2 story tudor building on the circle, and the block of one story buildings immediately adjacent to it.

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