Donnelly House

Donnelly House (HMHR9)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35205 Jefferson County
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N 33° 30.378', W 86° 46.956'

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This neoclassical structure was built in 1905 for James W. Donnelly, "the father of the Birmingham Library System."

Donnelly moved to Birmingham from his native Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring from Proctor and Gamble. A much respected manufacturer, industrialist, real-estate developer and civic leader, he is best remembered for his efforts to organize, fund and develop the Birmingham Public Library System — one of the finest in the southeast.

The Donnelly house, included in the Highland Avenue Historic District, has served as a private residence, except during the 1950s, when the Birmingham Civic Ballet was located here.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
HM NumberHMHR9
Year Placed1980
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 520191 N 3707438
Decimal Degrees33.50630000, -86.78260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.378', W 86° 46.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 22.68" N, 86° 46' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2838 Highland Ave S, Birmingham AL 35205, US
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