Lane Park

Lane Park (HMI05)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35223 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.394', W 86° 46.632'

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In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with 4,767 burials. The name changed to Red Mountain Cemetery, then to Red Mountain Park and finally to Lane Park in honor of Birmingham Mayor A.O. Lane. The land was also used for the Allen Gray Fish Hatchery ( fed by Pullen Springs), a stone quarry , a complete baseball diamond, and a golf driving range. Several of the stone structures were erected by the WPA. Two hundred acres are now the home of the Birmingham Zoo (est. 1954) and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (est. 1962).
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HM NumberHMI05
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByBirmingham-Jefferson Historical Society / Birmingham Zoo / Birmingham Botanical Gardens / Descendants of William Pullen
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 520697 N 3705621
Decimal Degrees33.48990000, -86.77720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.394', W 86° 46.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 23.64" N, 86° 46' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-349 Park Ln, Birmingham AL 35223, US
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