Pizitz Building

Pizitz Building

For over sixty years the Pizitz Building served as the flagship store for the Pizitz Department chain. During the days when the downtown department store ruled the retail empire, the Pizitz Building stood as a benchmark over the rest, until its closure in 1988. Today it serves as a stylish dining, retail and office hub.


Date Visited:

July 5th, 2012

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Commercial

Thomas Jefferson Hotel

Thomas Jefferson Hotel

The Thomas Jefferson Hotel, now the Thomas Jefferson Tower, represented the lost era of grand hotels. Standing at 19 stories and 287 feet tall, it sits at the west end of downtown Birmingham. Completed in 1929, it sat abandoned for almost 30 years before being turned into upscale apartments.


Date Visited:

July 4th, 2012

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Hotel | Residence

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Ensley Works

TCI Ensley

Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company is located in the Ensley neighborhood of west Birmingham, Alabama. What was once one of the largest steel mills in the world, today, sits in rustic ruins.


Date Visited:

November 12th, 2011

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Industrial

Six Flags New Orleans

Six Flags New Orleans

Six Flags New Orleans is located in the Ninth Ward in eastern New Orleans. Originally named Jazzland, the park closed permanently in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina inundated it.


Date Visited:

August 20th, 2011

Location:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Class:

Amusement Park

The Drish House

Drish House

The Drish House is a historic plantation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Originally the residence of Dr. John. R. Drish and family. The Drish House has witnessed remarkable events throughout its 175 year history.


Date Visited:

July 22nd, 2012

Location:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Class:

Residence

Texas International Airlines Flight 655

TA Flight 655

Texas International Airlines Flight 655 was a Convair 600 registered under N94230. The flight was en route from Memphis, Tennessee to Dallas, Texas and after a scheduled stop in El Dorado the aircraft flew into Black Fork Mountain in Arkansas on the night of September 27th, 1973. All eight passangers and three crewmembers were killed.


Date Visited:

December 17th, 2010

Location:

Mena, Arkansas

Class:

Aviation

Spectre, Alabama

Spectre

Spectre is a fictional town located outside of Montgomery, Alabama. This town was a custom set built for Tim Burton's fantasy film Big Fish.


Date Visited:

July 15th, 2012

Location:

Montgomery, Alabama

Class:

Ghost Town

Ambassador Hotel

Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel originally opened in 1924 as 310 West Church Street Apartments. Designed by one of Atlanta's most prominent architectural firms, it was the first upscale apartments in downtown Jacksonville. Starting in 1944 the building saw many short lived named changes until 1997, when the building was condemned by the city.


Date Visited:

Novemver 26th, 2011

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Class:

Hotel

Public School Number Four

Public School No Four

Annie Lytle Elementary also known as Public School Number Four was built in 1917 and opened in 1918. The school originally overlooked Riverside Park until the completion of the I-95 and I-10 interchange in downtown Jacksonville. Due to the isolated location underneath the interchange, the school would close for good in 1960.


Date Visited:

November 26th, 2011

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Class:

School