1947 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy
BIRMINGHAM, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA, CITY DIRECTORY 1947-48. Including Fairfield, Mountain Brook, Powderly, Pratt City and Wylam.
Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide, and a Postal Unit Guide; also a Manufacturers Department, a Buyers Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory.
A Directory of every Resident and Business of BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, in 1947.
Published by R. L. Polk & Company, Richmond, Virginia. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1947.
Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 9x12 inches, thick volume, approximately 1500 pages (pages numbered in sections).
Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including on the covers and page edges.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.
CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the corners, spine ends, and places along the edges, have rubs and scrapes, and some soiling; the spine has a white letter "B" glued on it. The binding is somewhat shaky, as to be expected with this large and thick book. Internally, there are Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above, there are a few closed tears and a bit of edge wear here and there, overall the pages remain bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.
A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1947 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES in BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.
About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):
******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.
Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******
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