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Mission St. Steps – Descend the steps behind the bus shelter on the left at S. 18th & Mission. These 102 steps drop down to S. 21st St. To return to the registration area, make a right at the bottom … Continue reading
To join Gold Route, cross S. 18th St. to Pius St. For more information, please see West Route map and narrative.
Dedicated in 1916, the Roman Catholic Church was built to serve a Polish parish established in 1901. The building is Romanesque with a Byzantium influence evident in the arches, pillars and bell tower. The main altar held relics of St. … Continue reading
Make left. After the first bridge is the Mission St. pumping station circa 1900, which delivers water into the neighborhood and surrounding area. An initiative in 2009 brightened this area by replacing existing street lighting with higher wattage lamps. To … Continue reading
Descend an additional 63 steps to Mission St. To the left are views of downtown, the bridges and the rivers. Continue down to Mission Street.
The park on the left has trails designed and built in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association. Funded by a 2015 Birmingham Foundation grant, the trail connects the eastern and western halves of South Side Park. Landforce constructed both the … Continue reading
Built in 1951, the steps connect to Mission St. below. Take in the view of the Mon River, downtown and the rooftops of South Side. When ready, descend 92 steps to Wellington St. and an additional 132 steps to Holt … Continue reading
Make left and descend past Patterson St. There are 8 steps built into the sidewalk.
The Brashear Association was founded in 1917 to honor the renowned, self-taught scientist John A. Brashear and celebrate his humanitarianism. The Henry Kaufmann Neighborhood House was constructed in 1965 as an outreach site. Brashear Association supports and enriches families in … Continue reading