Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fraternal Hotel Building

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Location: on 4th Avenue North west of 17th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.896    W 086° 48.753
  33.51493333    -86.81255
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The Fraternal Hotel Building was built in 1925. Some of the businesses that were located in this building included:

1925 - 1980 Fraternal Hotel
1925 - 1970 Fraternal Café
1950 - 1966 Monroe Steak House
1985 - 1994 Grand Lodge Knights of Pythians
1928 - 1931 Mabry Brothers Department Store
1952 - 1985 Hill Photo Studio
1950 - 1985 Central Barber Shop

Famous persons such as: Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Monroe Kennedy and many others were known to frequent the Fraternal Café. In 1994 this building was destroyed due to fire.
This project is supported by funds awarded by the City of Birmingham Erected by Urban Impact 2002

Erected 2002 by Urban Impact / City of Birmingham.

End of Fraternal Hotel Building