Historic Markers Across Alabama

Green Acres Café

Marker ID:  
Location: on 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.914    W 086° 48.683
  33.51523333    -86.81138333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Green Acres Café
1705 - 4th Avenue, North

Businesses that occupied this building between 1908 - 1970

1908 - 1913 Southern Bell Telephone Company Stockroom
1915 - 1926 OK French Dry Cleaning Company
1927 - 1938 George Kanelis Billiards
1940 - 1945 Alex's Steak House
1946 - 1971 OK Cleaning Company

Historically, this building has been identified as the OK Cleaners building. During the early 1970's until 1989 this building remained vacant. Green Acres Café was established in 1959 and was located at 1600 - 6th Avenue, North; In 1963 the business moved to 1724 4th Avenue North.

Charles Gratton, with the assistance of Urban Impact, purchased this building through the city's 4th Avenue Land Bank Program, and on February 23, 1990 celebrated the grand opening.

Green Acres Café is famous for its"Peak Of Perfection Chicken Wings.”

Erected by Urban Impact.

End of Green Acres Café