Temple Emanu-El

NE corner Highland Ave & Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S. Caddy-corner across Highland is Temple Emanu-El (1913), built

for Birmingham s Reform Jewish congregation. The handsome

historic structure was designed by the architect of Terrace Court

Apartments and several downtown skyscrapers.

Richmond Apartments

2030 Highland Ave. Next door is another early apartment building, the Richmond Apartments (ca. 1914), one of the best

examples of a Craftsman style apartment building in the city.

Attractive features include the grassy courtyard, open balconies,

and spacious apartments that provided a suitable housing

alternative for those who could not or chose not to own a home.

South Highland Presbyterian Church

2035 Highland Ave. South Highland Presbyterian Church (1892), like St. Mary s, dates from the Town of Highland. Built

of split-faced limestone, it features a magnifi cent rose window

within a pointed arch facing Highland Avenue.