MANY NEW CHURCH BUILDINGS
BEING PLANNED AND ERECTED
By ASA ROUNTREE, JR.
THE NEW TEMPLE EMANU-EL
The costliest of the many churches now being erected in Birmingham. When completed the total cost
will amount to nearly $160,000.
THAT Birmingham Is enjoying an era
of unusual prosperity is a fact
which is attracting the attention
»f the whole outside world and is caus
ing people from the north, from the east
end, in fact, from all over Uncle Sam’s
domain, to come to the Magic City in
eearch of positions, happiness and wealth.
®n every way is Birmingham feeling this
iera of prosperity. Commercial and in
dustrial enterprises are flourishing and
millions of dollars worth of buildings are
in the course of construction.
Much Is being said about the towering
frames of steel which are piercing the
skyline of the Pittsburg of the South,
for building conditions are always a true
indication of the financial life of a com
munity, but little reference is made to
the^many small structures which are be
ing erected. These may be considered
Insignificant in comparison with the new
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skyscrapers and literally speaking, they
are, but it is the small buildings which
form the real backbone of prosperity.
Dotted everywhere over the city are new
residences and small storehouses in course
of construction, showing the l'aith of in
dividuals in the future of Birmingham.
Many Church Buildings
Each new skyscraper ties capital more
securely to the city, each new residence
means a stronger citizen, but these are
not all unheralded and without public ac
claim. Almost un-noticed, there is being
built up a large number of new edifices
that are more lasting and mean more to
our community than the combined efforts
of botli capital and individual property,
owners. Jn the heart of the central resi
dence section and in many suburbs there
are being planned and erected by various
denominations, substantial church build
ings, ringing in value from $1000 to $50,
000, buildings that represent the moral
effort and uplift of Birmingham.
At Ensley plans are being rapidly com
pleted for the erection of two modern
and well equipped edifices, the Grace
Presbyterian recently purchased two lots
on which to erect the new building.
Architects are at work on plans and these
are expected to be completed in a short
time. Every tiling is bein£ done to facili
tate the complention of plans as it is the
hope of the congregation to begin work
in the near future.
At Ensley a new' Catholic church will
be built. It will be christened St. Joseph
and the greater part of the funds, needed
for its construction, will be raised among
the Italians of Ensley. Douis M. Maenza,
Charley Rouse, L. Dovoy and Guy Bopres
to are members of a committee authorized
by Bishop Allen to receive donations.
A lot has been purchased on Avenue J
and Seventeenth street for the site of the
new church. It is 150 by 150 feet, and is
an ideal lot for a church, both in size
and location. According to present plans
work will begin on the new structure in
the near future.
In the western portion of the city twro
new' church buildings, Walker Memorial
and the Methodist Protestant, are being
erected and one, the St. Paul’s Methodist,
is being planned.
Walker Memorial to Cost $25,000
The new Walker Memorial edifice is
being erected by the congregation at a
cost of $26,000, and will be one of the
most imposing structures in that part
of the city. According to tile plans, drawn
up by Mr. Hunt of Chattanooga, the
building will be in two sections, one
for the Sunday school department and
the other for the main auditorium where
services will be held.
The main auditorium will be 50 feet
square, in addition to a space for the
pipe organ and a gallery. The estimated
seating capacity of tills section will be
TOO. The material for the church will be
high grade pressed brick.
The Sunday school and the foundation
for the church was recently completed at
a cost of $12,000. And it was dedicated
on July 27 by Bishop James H. Mc
Coy. Tho Sunday school auditorium has
a seating capacity of 300. By special ar
rangement the 12 class rooms have been
so arranged that they can be opened into
the auditorium and by this the seating
capacity will be increased 150.
Although the plans for the new
building were adopted by the congre
gation three years ago and the foun
dation layed at tile same time uctivo
work did not commence until last Oc
tober. It is the hope of the congrega
tion, however, to have the structure
completed and ready for services bv
the first of the year.
Walker Memorial church was for
merly the old Elyton Methodist church
and Is the parent of all the other Meth
odist churches In the city. Several
years ago it became evident that the
location should be more central to bof'i
the Princeton and Elyton sections of
the western portion of the city and to
this end the old building was moved
three blocks to the lot adjoining the
site of the new church, which was do
nated by R. S. Munger.
At an estimated cost of $10,000 the
congregation of the Methodist Protes
tant church is erecting a handsome
one story brick edifice on the corner
of Berry street and First avenue. Work
on the present structure was begun in
the latter part of March, and It is
rapidly nearing completion.
ThiB Is the second attempt that has
been made by the congregation in the
past nine months toward erecting i
church building. Last October a lot
100x140 feet was purchased for $125o’
and work on a church edifice was im
mediately begun. On March 21, 1913
the partially completed structure was
totally destroyed by the cyclone that
swept over the city on that date.
Although this was a complete loss
to the church, as no storm insurance
was carried on the building, the congre
gation was not discouraged and at once
started preparations for the erection of
the present structure.
Has Interesting History '
The church which has the unique dis
tinction of being the only one of that
denomination in the city, has a very
interesting history. There was no
church of the Methodist Protestant de
nomination in Birmingham until tile
Alabama conference assigned the Rev.
T. C. Cassudy here to begin the work
of organizing a congregation and build
ing a churclr.
The first service was held in the Fifth
Avenue Presbyterian church on the first
Sunday afternoon in January, 1911. A
hall was then rented In the Fraternal hall
building, a church was organized and
services held there for 10 months
In September, 1911, the pastor conduct
ed a meeting in a tent at Cleveland sta
tion. which ran 30 days. A Sunday school
was organized and interest at this point
grew to such large proportions that It
was decided to eiect a ehuch in that im
At present there are 113 persons enrolled
as members of the church and 195 in the
Sunday school. The Young People's
Christian Endeavor society has a mem
bership of 25 and the junior society 33.
Tb« congregation of the St. Paul’s Moth
At The Theatres This Week
Everest Monkey Hippodrome at the Orpheum
Odist cnurcn nave plans unaer way iui
the erection on Lucy avenue of a one
story brick structure, which, it is esti
mated. will cost $5000.
The members of the church and Sun
day school have long outgrown the old
place of worship and by a determined
effort on the part of the pastor, the Rev.
C. S. Marable, assisted by the congre
gation, arrangements have been made to
commence work on the new structure in
a short time.
A novel method of raising money for
the new church is being used. The mem*
bers of the church propose to raise a
half mile of dimes and already a large
sum has been realized. A club has been
organized, composed of children and la
dies, for the purpose of visiting all parts
of the city in the interest of the new
In the eastern part of the city the
Woodlawn Presbyterian church is erect
ing another imposing house of worship
at a cost of from $15,000 to $20,000.
Work was commenced on the new struc
ture two months ago and the corner stone
was laid on July G, in commemoration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
church. The plans of the church call
for its completion by the middle of Oc
The new building is located on First
avenue and Fflty-seventh street. It has,
a frontage of 50 feet and extends back
95 feet. When completed the main audi
torium of the church will seat GOO peo
ple. The building will be constructed
with white stone, and the architecture is
a combination of several styles. Weller
& Martin were the architects who de
signed the building.
On the South Highlands one of the most
handsome and costliest churches in the
city, the new' Temple Emanu-El, is in
the course of construction, while plans
for another fine church, St. Andrew’s
Episcopal, are rapidly being completed.
Temple Emanu-el Dedicated
Work was commenced on the new tem
ple over a year and a half ago, and
when it is completed the total cost will
range close to $150,000. The church was
dedicated in June, 1912, and will be com
pleted in time for the Jewish holidays
in the fall.
A snpriiil feature nf Hip ohnrrh is; the
huge dome, which almost completely cov
ers the entire main auditorium. The
panels in the dome have received special
treatment at the hands of a well known
artist. Consequently, the building can
justly be considered one of the best in the
city for speaking and musical effecls.
The auditorium seats about 800.
The organ for the church cost $7500
and is equipped with a full set of chimes
of 32 notes. This instrument is one of
the very best in the south and has some
of the exclusive features that can only
be found in the larger eastern cities.
The organ will be run by a live horse
power electric motor. It was built by
the W. W. Kimble company of Chicago,
directed by Max Hess.
The building was designed by William
Weston and is located on the corner of
Highland avenue and Twenty-first street.
After several months of careful prepara
tion on the part of the congregation of
St. Andrew’s Episcopal church plans aro
nearing completion for the erection of
the new edifice to he located on the cor
ner of Twelfth street and Eleventh ave
Contracts have been let for the founda
tion work and active operations will com
mence as soon as the rector. Rev. Willis
G. Clark, returns from liis vacation.
According to the plans for the new
church drawn by Mr. Marriott of the Joy
Marriott company, the church will have
a width of 45 feet In front and of 55 in
the rear. The height from the ground
to the tip of the cross on the dome will
be 55 feet. The estimated seating ca
pacity of this edifice will be 400. The
material for the church will be gray lime
stone and its architecture Tudor-Gothic.
About a month ago the rector and the
vestry closed a deal whereby the rectory
on Central avenue was exchanged for the
home of J. V. Allen, which adjoins the
new’ property of the church.
The consummation of this deal gives
St. Andrew’s church, a frontage of -50
feet on Eleventh avenue and 240 on
Among the other churches being planned
is the Central Park Baptist church. A
building permit for $1200 was taken out
Thursday and work will commence in a
“Crying Down Credit”
Although Tommy Atkins is an honor
able person, and is not in the habit of re
pudiating his just debts to civilians, still
he is not compelled to discharge them if
they amount to less than a certain sum.
This is because by military law he cannot
be sued for any debt or damages under
£30 in value, says Tit-Bits. Accordingly,
if Private Atkins can persuade a confid
ing tradesman or stockbroker, or per
haps an accommodating financier, to give
him credit up to £29 19s. 11 %d. there is no
legal machinery that will recover the
money. It cannot be stopped from his
pay or deducted from his pension.
In order to protect civilians from pos
sible loss by “giving tick’’ to soldiers, a
system is in force of “crying down
credit." Whenever a regiment arrives In
a fresh station llie commanding officer
has to issue a public proclamation to the
effect that anybody who permits the
troops to run up bills w'ill do so at his
own risk. The course generally adopted is
to send a color sergeant with a drummer
and a couple of privates through the
principal streets the day after arrival.
Every quarter of an hour or so the party
halts, the drummer sounds a warning tap,
the non-com. expands his chest, clears his
throat, and calls on the inhabiVnts to
take notice that “the lieutenant-colonel
commanding - regiment hereby de
clares that he will not be responsible for
any debts incurred by the officers, non
commissioned officers, or men of the reg
iment, and that any civilians giving them
credit are not entitled to recover the
amounts when under £30 in value.”
This exemption, however, only applies to
the professional pay and allowances of a
military debtor. Consequently, if a sol
dier has a private income, or a gold mine,
or a parcel of gilt-edged securities, or
wins a £500 “Heads or Tails" prize, such
property can be seized to satisfy a judg
ment summons. Of course, most soldiers
are not in such a position, or have any
thing more than the bare pay of their
True to Life
From the St. Louis Republic.
Visitor at Art Gallery: “I'm afraid T
don’t get this picture, at all. To me it
looks like a big black smudge in lamp
black. One of the works of the new
school of futurism, I suppose?"
Attendant: “Oh, no, sir; that’s a regu
lar landscape, and one of the prize win
ners, sir. (Consults catalogue.) It’s called
‘Pittaburg at Noon/
VAUDEVILLE WILL, iiE
A Bill of Five Numbers Will Be Pre
sented in Popular Playhouse
The vaudeville show to he presented at
the Orpheum theatre this week consists
of live “acts" that Manager Semon has
collected from various sources. The
change will no doubt be welcomed after
two weeks of “tabloids" and the manage
ment is making plans for capacity bus
iness at both performances Monday night
and at the matinee in the afternoon.
There will be a matinee every afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock and two performances
every night, the first at 7:30 and the sec
| ond at 9 o'clock.
I Three features are offered on the bill
which are said to be exceptionally good.
William A. Weston company pre
sents “Attorneys” at the Orpheum
William Weston is one of the legitimate
headliners of vaudeville, due to the orig
inality of his “act,” the size of the com
pany and the surprise that is given the
audience in the sketch, “The Attorney V
which he presents. Five people are called
on to assist Mr. Weston.
For the children—old and young—Man
ager Semon has the Everest Monkey Hip- !
podrome, one of the big animal acts of !
the stage. These monkeys are well I
trained. The children will be given an
opportunity to see the monkeys as the
first animal act in many weeks. Special
arrangements are made for children with
Jack Marshall has recently graduated
from musical comedy to vaudeville. He
was a star in the ‘‘legitimate” and he is
proving equally acceptable in a monolog
which he presents this week at the Or
pheum. Songs, sayings, stories and other
features will be offered.
Comedy acrobats to open the show are
always favorites with Orpheum audi
ences, and it is said that Fleshe and Lab
cock are two of the best in this variety of
entertainment. They are good acrobats
as well as good laugh makers.
The fifth of the “acts” is Norwood and
Norwood, a black face comedy team.
The motion pictures will offer a good
comedy subject and an educational film,
and will make the week’s entertainment
complete. The house is well cooled and
comfortable at all times.
Mice on Submarines
That the rearing of fancy mice can be
made not merely an interesting hobby, but
also a source of substantial profit, is il
lustrated by the experience of a Scar
borough man, hundreds of whose tiny
pets find their way annually into the
hands of the admiralty, says Tit-Bits.
The admiralty is not a purchaser direct
from smaller men. but gets its supplies in
very large quantities from the big deal
ers, who, in turn, take lesser quantities.
'I’he prices paid by the dealers are Is. Gd.
to 2s. Gd. per dozen, and as these tame
mice are very prolific many hundreds can 1
be produced in the year, even by thei
Tame mice are required principally for
use in submarines. They are exceedingly
prone to suffocation. The Scarborough
fancier, Mr. Beanland. illustrated this by
covering the palm of his hand with or
dinary liquid paint, and placing a tame
mouse upon it. The tiny creature was
at once overcome by the smell of the
paint and suffocated in an incredibly
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