From 1909-1969, Terminal Station stood as an icon of Birmingham’s boom years. “The Great Temple of Travel,” as it was popularly known, welcomed out of town visitors, residents, and immigrants to the Magic City with awe-inspiring grandeur. By the 1960s, automobiles and airlines were the favored mode of transportation, and the station was obsolete. It was demolished in 1969, just days after the last train to depart the station made its final farewell.
Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to present Terminal Station: Birmingham’s Great Temple of Travel in our Linn Henley Gallery from May 17 through December 2019. The exhibit will explore the in-depth history of Birmingham’s Terminal Station in celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial. The exhibit based upon the book Great Temple of Travel: A Pictorial History of Birmingham’s Terminal Station by Marvin Clemons, available for purchase at The Anvil or www.greattemple.net.