Abandoned Birmingham

byLeland Kent

Paperback | July 30, 2018

Abandoned Birmingham by Leland Kent
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Founded in 1871 after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly grew as an industrial enterprise due to the abundance of the three raw materials used in making steel--iron ore, coal, and limestone. Birmingham's rapid growth was due to the booming iron and steel industries giving it the nickname "Magic City" and "Pittsburgh of the South." The city was named after Birmingham, England, as a nod to the major industrial powerhouse. The iron and steel industries began to dry up by the early 1970s, leaving behind dozens of abandoned structures that now dot the city's landscape. In the last several years, Birmingham has begun to experience a rebirth. Money has been invested in reconstructing the historic downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district. In Abandoned Birmingham, photographer Leland Kent gives the reader an in-depth look at the forgotten buildings and factories throughout the city.

Title:Abandoned BirminghamFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.31 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.31 inPublished:July 30, 2018Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634990587

ISBN - 13:9781634990585

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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