Historic Ensley and Tuxedo Junction featured in new photo book

Thousands of people have ancestral links to Birmingham, Alabama. A  new book with photos of everyday life long ago in two of the city’s historic neighborhoods, Ensley and Tuxedo Junction, has been published.

“Ensley and Tuxedo Junction,” by David Fleming and Mary Allison Haynie, is the latest entry in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series and features more than 170 pictures, many submitted by the Birmingham community, reports The Birmingham News.

Ensley was the blue collar heart of the steelmaking industry in old Birmingham and Tuxedo Junction was a streetcar crossroads that lent its name and inspired the Erskine Hawkins jazz standard, “Tuxedo Junction.”

The $21.99 book is available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Books-A-Million and online at Borders.com and Amazon.com.

It’s also available in the Birmingham area at: Main Street’s headquarters at 1 55th Place in Woodlawn; at independent bookstores The Book Seller, Alabama Booksmith and Little Professor Book Center; Ensley businesses Cotton’s Department Store, Ideal Furniture Co. and Gilmer Drugs; and at Walgreens pharmacies on Green Springs Highway, Richard Arrington Drive near Vulcan, Doug Baker Boulevard, Valleydale Road, Green Valley Road, U.S. 280 and U.S. 31 in Vestavia Hills.

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