The community of Edgewood began in 1909, as a 1700-acre residential community located between Rosedale Park and Oak Grove. Developers connected Edgewood Birmingham by an electric streetcar line running over Red Mountain into South Highland. Edgewood Lake became popular as a recreational attraction with Birmingham residents, enticing many to relocate in the new community. Churches, including Edgewood Presbyterian, Dawson Memorial and Trinity Methodist emerged as the community grew, as did a small commercial district that remains a popular gathering place.
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Leaders: John Morse and Pam King
Guest commentators: Jane Reed Ross, Sheryl Spradling Summe
Assets: Dawson, Trinity, commercial district (including Edgewood Creamery, Saw’s BBQ, Appleseed Workshop’s design for Edgewood Creamery), and several historically informed renovations along Manhattan and Central Avenue
*Note: After registration, you will be contacted regarding the starting point of the tour.