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April Chapter Meeting
April 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12th
Presented by Elijah Davis with Urban Impact, the community economic development agency for the district, this is a discovery session that focuses on the cultural, commercial, and architectural legacy of the Civil Rights District. The session will culminate in a tour of the National Monument District and the Historic 4th Ave. Business District. We will meet at the Ballard House,
April 16th, 2019
The Ballard House
1420 7th Ave North
Presentation – 11:30-12:00 PM
Walking Tour-12:00-1:00 PM
The Ballard House Project, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is working to restore and re-program The Ballard House, one of the few surviving live-work structures, which was designed and built by African-American contractor Leroy Gaillard for Dr. Edward H. Ballard and his family in 1940.
The building is designated by the Jefferson County Historical Society as an historic structure. Situated at 1420 7th Avenue, North, the cultural space is located within the Birmingham Civil Rights District. The facility is also listed on the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure within the Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District.
A walking tour will follow the presentation. The route will consist of stops at the churches, park, motel, and three points along 4th Av. Only a few blocks.
We have permission to park in the 16th Street Baptist Church parking lot between 16th Street Baptist Church and St. Paul Church. The entrance is on 6th Avenue, North. This is right across the street from the BCRI. Street Parking is also available.