Comfort Inn & Suites
1951 Village Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: (205) 640-6600
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Zamora Shrine Temple is the Birmingham chapter of The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, commonly known as Shriners which is an appendant order of the Freemasons. The Shriners run the charity Shriners Hospital for Children which helps children who are burn victims or suffer from serious orthopedic conditions. The Zamora Shrine Temple has facilities like an auditorium, kitchen, meeting areas and parking lots, which can be rented. It also has Z T's Cafe which serves good food in a clean dining area in addition to catering services.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
The Avondale Brewing Company has made it a mission to combine the quirky and fascinating history of Avondale with the art of brewing craft beer. All of the beers are named after important locations or events in the history of the area, like the Battle Field IPA or the Spring Street Saison. The brewery offers tours several times a week which include some Avondale Brewing swag, and a beer or four tasters and a pint glass or taster glasses in addition to the actual tour itself. The brewery also hosts special events and live music from time to time.
Located at 1st Avenue North and 32nd Street, Sloss Furnaces is literally the birthplace of the city of Birmingham. The furnaces, restored in 1983, were constructed in 1882 and produced steel for more than 90 years. In addition to the impressive furnaces, there is an industrial museum (with a slide show translated into ten languages), a sculpture garden, and a park. The furnaces are occasionally the site of concerts and festivals. This is one of the most fascinating places in Birmingham, and is entirely worth checking out.
Bethel Baptist Church was first organised in 1907 under the leadership of Reverend P. M. Johnson. A man of vision, he then built the church edifice in 1926. The church became the center for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights for 5 years in 1956 and was later an active member of the Civil Rights Movement, taking legal action against all kinds of racial discrimination that it witnessed. It also played a crucial role in the 1961 freedom ride. The church was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005. Today, the church runs an active congregation with various cultural and religious events that cater to its community.
Temple Emanu-El is a Jewish landmark in Birmingham. This architectural marvel was built in 1889 and features a domed ceiling, and intricate Corinthian columns and a pediment on its exterior facade. The synagogue is a Reform Jewish congregation and organizes worship services, prayer and study programs for the community. Live webcast of their services are available online every Friday and Saturday for a global outreach. The building is home to several spaces like the Abroms Hall, Sanctuary and Hess Chapel ideal for private functions and events.
Built in 1902, the Third Presbyterian Church at Birmingham is housed within a splendid historic building that has remained largely unaltered since its completion over 100 years ago. Constructed upon an elegant design and embellished with fine decorative details, the church continues on as an active place of worship. Amidst the church's graceful arches and beautiful stained glass windows, the church's congregation unites in prayer and worship. While the church services and practices remain firmly grounded in Scripture, it has adapted itself to meet the changing needs of its congregation.
Five Points South is a district located right next to the University of Alabama Birmingham. The district is well known and popular for its wide array of restaurants, clubs and nightlife. The area is also home to several city landmarks including the Storyteller Fountain, Pickwick Plaza and the Brother Bryan statue.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a splendid landmark in the heart of the city. The head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, this majestic cathedral was established in 1893. Its Victorian Neo-Gothic style of architecture is illustrated in the spires, steeples, arches and columns of the structure. The interiors are replete with an opulent domed altar, glass-stained panels and chandeliers. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.
Located in the heart of Birmingham, First Presbyterian Church is a historic landmark in downtown. Constructed in 1888, this church boasts splendid architecture and Christ-centric teachings. It hosts worship in the sanctuary, as well as organizes game nights and community events. Its welcoming atmosphere embraces diversity and it encourages spiritual growth to believers of all walks of life. The church building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cathedral Church of the Advent is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the country. A significant congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, its establishment dates back to the foundation of the city in 1872. The structure exemplifies opulent Gothic architecture replete with a sandstone facade, bell tower of fifteen bells and stained-glass panels. Music is given a special emphasis at this parish with their renowned music program and award-winning choir. The cathedral is a feature on the National Register of Historic Places.