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White Pages and Yellow Pages for:



CITY: BIRMINGHAM (Includes Bessemer to Warrior)

MARCH 1955



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IMPORTANT

CENTRAL OFFICE NAMES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SOME
TELEPHONE NUMBERS APPEARING IN THIS DIRECTORY

DO NOT USE THIS DIRECTORY UNTIL
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At That Time Many Telephone Numbers Will Be Changed to Include Central OflSce Name<»

The Number You Wish to Dial May Be a Combination of a Name and Five Figures or May %^
Composed of Only Figures. If the Number is Preceded by a Name, Then Dial the First Two Ut^fers
of the Office Name and All Five Numerals. Examples: To Dial VErnon 3-9537 Dial VE 3-9537. to Dial
TRemont 1-9537 Dial TR 1-9537, to Dial TRemont 9-9537 Dial TR 9-9537, If the Number You Wish
to Call is Composed of Only Figures, Then Dial the Figures in Their Respective Order as in the Past.

When Placing a Long Distance Call from a Telephone Having a Central Office Name in
the Number^ Please Give the Operator the FULL Office Name and All 5 Numerals, .

If the Dial on Your Telephone Does Not Have Both Numbers and Letters, Please Report
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ON AND AFTER SUNDAY, MARCH 13th
and on thot dote dispose of your old directory

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SEE PAGES I TO 3 FOR INDEX. TELEPHONE SERVICE CALLS.
EMERGENCY CALLS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION



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GARDENDALE, ALA.
GRAYSVILLE, ALA.



PINSON, ALA.
WARRIOR, ALA.



Also (Following YeLow Vagesj Telephone Subscribers' Listings of

BESSEMER, ALA.
March 1955-

Index

Business Transactions With the Company Page 2

How to Use the Dial Telephone in Birmingham Page 2

How to Place Out-of-Town Calls Page 3

General Information Page 3

Birmingham Subscribers' Listings Beginning Page 4

Gardendale, Graysville, Pinson and Warrior Subscribers'

Listings and Dial Instructions. -Following Birmingham Listing Section

Classified Telephone Directory Yellow Pages

.Bessemer Subscribers' Listings ,___Following Yellow Pages

Index— Localities



Locality Name

Adamsville

Alden

Birmingham

Blossburg

Bradford

Brookside

Cardiff

Clay

Corner Rd.

Dixiana

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in These Localities are Listed)



Graysville

Graysville

Birmingham

Graysville

Pinson

Graysville

Graysville

Pinson

Warrior

Pinson

Warrior



Ensley

Fairfield

Fairview

Fultondale

Gardendale

Graysville

Homewood

Irondale

Kimberly

Lindberg

Midfield

Morris



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Birmingham


Mt. Olive


Gardendale


Birmingham


Mountain Brook


Birmingham


Birmingham


Palmerdale


Pinson


Birmingham


Pinckney City


Graysville


Gardendale


Pinson


Pinson


Graysville


Pleasant Grove


Birmingham


Birmingham


Powderly


Birmingham


Birmingham


Tarrant


Birmingham


Warrior


Trafford


WarHor


Graysville


Village Springs


Pinson


Birmingham


Vinesviile


iJ'rmingham


Warrior


Warrior


Warrior



Service Calls

Long Distance Pl^} ]]^

Information — Numbers Not Listed in Directory i^ial ^16

TO REPORT DIFFICULTY t.. , . v^ . ,,

With a Local Call ^ Dial 'Operator

With a Long Distance Call Dial 110

To Report a Telephone Out of Order . I^ial 114

Mobile Telephone Calls Dia 110

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Business Office— Telephone Company 7r^v.7^;rTT-r;^- - -;.Vv^o?.xt

Calls from BIRMINGHAM to BESSEMER, GARDENDALE, GRAYSVILLE or PINSON—

Dial **51", then dial number desired
Calls from BESSEMER, GARDENDALE, GRAYSVILLE or PINSON to BIRMINGHAM—

.^ . • Dial *'7'\ then dial number desired

Note: For Gardendale, Gray&ville, Pivson and Warrior, See Information Preceding These Subscribers' Listings.

\ Emergency Calls

FIRE aweZ POLICE Before an emergency arises, place an "X" op2Wsite your FIRE and POLICE numbers.



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Birmingham i 3-1293

Fairfield / 6-2442

Homewood '.TRemnt 1-2189

Irondale Jy. 9-6409

Mountain BrooH - TRemnt 1-5634
Pleasant Grove U _ _ 57-4601

Tarrant X- 52-2122



POLICE

53-5431
56-5217

TRemnt 1-2154
9-4703

TRemnt 1-5634
57-4601



Forest Ranger — Jefferson

County 58-3128

Sheriff — Jefferson

County 54-5638

Alabama Highway

Patrol 56-3434

Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation (FBI) 4-7711



52-2331

Subscribers may secure assistance on Emergency Calls by dialing "Operator''
Note: For Garden((ale, Graysville, Pinson and Warrior, See Inforn mtion Precedin g These Subscribers' Listings.



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jervice that will be satisfactory
lowever, we realize that difficulties
r^s occur despite all our efforts to avoid
thenTT On page one of this directory is shown infor-
mation regarding placing long distance calls, securing
numbers not listed in the directory, reporting telephones
out of order and making emergency calls. Other mat-
ters, including all business transactions, should be
taken up with the business office either, by telephone,
personal visit or letter.

BUSINESS OFFICE ...

1706 2ncl Av., N. Birmingham 2, Ala.

Telephone 7-9011. Business Hours 8:30 AM to 5:00
PM — Mondays through Fridays. Closed on Saturdays.

Offices: 4— 9— 52— 59— TRenint 9— Gardendale—
Graysville — Pinson and Warrior, Ala.

Wm. M. Eagerton, Manager

Telephone: 7-9011

Offices: 3— 7— 5G— 58— VErnon 3

W. L. Ferguson, Manager

Telephone: 7-9011

Offices: 6—53 — 54 — 57— TPvemnt 1
D. S. Cheyne, Manager

Telephone: 7-9011

C. P. Malone, District Manager

Telephone: 7-9011



Service Applications, Changes and Discontinuances

Applications for new service, chang'Gs, additions to existing
-icrrvice and discontinuance of service should be handled with our
business office. A telephone call will enable you, in almost every
case, to transact business promptly and satisfactorily with our
business office.



Telephone Calls to the Business Office

Dial 7-9011 and ask the operator who answers "Telephone
Company" for the representative who handles your service. If
you are not a subscriber and wish to inquire about telephone
service, ask the operator for the representative who handles new
service.



Bills and Payments

Bills are rendered monthly on one of six billing dates and in-
clude local service charj?es in advance for a one month period
from date of bill and long- distance service for a one month period
precedipor the date of the bill. Bills may be paid by mail or in
person at our business office, located at 1706 2nd Av., N., Bir-
mingham 2, Ala. There is a depository in the lobby of the
building', for the convenience of customers wishing to pay bills
before or after office hours, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holi-
days.

Current bills without balances may also be paid at any of the
payment agencies listed on the back of the bill.



Directory Library

A directory library containing directories of many of the princi-
pal cities in the United States is maintained in our business office
for the convenience of our customers who wish to personally visit
our office to obtain information from these directories.



How to Use the Dial Telephone In
i Birmingham^ Ala.

The Dial

The dial has ten openings and ten figures, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9 and 0. One figure is associated with each dial opening. Some of
the openings will also have letters on the dial. The letters will
always be found in groups of three, for example, the letters
"ABC" are found associated w^th the second opening and "DEF"
with the third opening, etc. It is most important not to confuse
the letter "O" and the figure "Zero." The letter "O" is found with
the three letters "MNO," while the figure "Zero" is associated
with the last dial opening and the word "Operator."

Wait For Dial Tone

Remove the receiver from the hook and listen for the dial tone
which is a steady humming sound indicating that the line is ready
for you to dial. If you do not hear the dial tone within a. reasonable
length of time, hang up, wait a few seconds and try again.

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How to Dial a Number

1. If the number you wish to call is preceded by a Central Office
Name — Dial the first two letters of the Central Office Name
and then each figure of the telephone number.

2. If the number you wish to call consists of figures only — Dial
each figure of the telephone number.

Proceed as follows:

When you hear the dial tone, place your finger in the opening
associated with the first letter or figure of the number, turn the
dial around until your finger strikes the finger stop, then remove
your finger and, without touching the dial, allow it to return to
its normal position. Proceed in the same way to dial the second
letter or figure in the number, and then all the other figures in
the number. If your finger slips, or you make a mistake, hang up
the receiver, wait a few seconds for the dial tone and dial again.

Before dialing a second call, always hang up the receiver for
a few seconds to clear the previous connection.

Ringing and Busy Signals

A few seconds after you have completed dialing, you should
either hear the ringing signal, an intermittent burr-rr-ing sound,
indicating that the bell of the called telephone is ringing, or you
should hear the busy signal, a buzz-buzz-buzz, indicating that the
called line is bus^^

If the called telephone is busy, you should hang up your receiver
and try the call again later.

If you do not hear either the ringing signal or the busy signal
within half a minute, hang up your receiver for a few seconds
and then try the call again.

Dial "Operator" for Assistance

If at any time you wish further information regarding the
procedure to follow in making calls of any kind, dial "Operator"
and ask her for ths \information desired.

If you fail to hear the ringing signal or busy signal after re-
peated attempts to reach a number, or if you have any other diffi-
culty in completing a call, dial "Operator" and report the condition
to her.

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Cpin Box Telephones

Instructions for opel'ating coin box telephones are mounted on
each coin box station. ■

Calls from a Party^Line or from a Line With an
■ Extertsion Telephone

Listen to make sure that the line is not in use. If you do not hear
the dial tone, ask if the linQ^ is being used. If no response is re-
ceived, hang up the receiver and then try again.

However, if you hear successive clicks, indicating that someone
is dialing, wait until the dialin.{^,stops and then say that you have
interfered with the call, that it \Vill be necessary to hang up and
dial the complete number again. Tlden replace your receiver on the
hook. ^

If you hear another party on yoAr line during or after dialing,
say that the line is in use and request him to hang up his receiver.
If the other party comes in on the lljiie while you are dialing, after
he hangs up, you should also hang lip for a few seconds and then
dial the complete number again. (

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2.



To Dial Another Party on Your Line

To dial another party on your line, it is necessary to dial a
special code number instead of the number listed in the telephone
directory. If you wish to know who else is on your line, this in-
formation may be secured by dialing 114. If you do not know the
code number to dial for the desired party, proceed as follows:
1. If you are a two-party subscriber, it is only necessary to dial
code number 1191.

If you are a four-party or eight-party subscriber, dial 114,
Repair Service, and give your telephone number as well as the
telephone number of the desired party. You will be given the
proper code number to dial.
After you have dialed the proper code number hang up your
receiver. Your bell, as well as that of the party you dialed, will
ring at brief intervals until the called party answers. When your
bell stops ringing, remove your receiver and talk to the party
answering. If your bell does not stop ringing in from one to two
minutes, it indicates that there is no one to answer the called
telephone. You should then stop your bell and clear the connection
by removing your receiver for a few seconds and. then replacing it.



Long Distance Calls






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Rates and information concerning initial period, overtime and
Federal taxes on long distance calls may be obtained by calling
"Long Distance". Night and Sunday rates apply from 6 P. M. to
4:30 A. M. and all day Sunday.

Overseas Telephone Service

Information on the availability of telephone service to overseas
points and rates applicable thereto may be obtained by calling
"Long Distance". -

Reduced rates apply on calls to many countries during night
hours and on Sunday.

How to Place Out-of-Town Calls

There are two general classes of Out-of-Town Calls, Station-to-
Station and Person-to-Person, explained below.

Station-to-Station Calls

(From One Telephone to Another)
A station-to-station call is one where you ask to be connected
with a certain telephone in a distant place. However, if you ask
for a particular person or for an extension telephone reached
through a private branch exchange, as in a particular department
or hotel room, the call is a person-to-person call. A station-to-
station call usually is completed more quickly and the rate is less
than for a person-to-person call.

The time at the originating point when the conversation starts
determines whether the day or night rate applies. Charges begin
when the called telephone is answered, provided the calling party
is holding the line.

To Place a Station-to-Station Call

Pirst — Give the operator the name of the place you are calling.
Second — Give the telephone number you are calling (if known),
otherwise, the name and the address (if known) of the party
whose telephone you are calling. For example: J. W. Brown's
Residence — 425 Main Street.
Thi7'd — Give your telephone number when the operator asks for it.

Person-to-Person Calls

(From One Person to Another)

A pcrson-to person call is one where you ask for a particnlnr
person or extension telephone reached through a private branch
exchange, as one in some department or hotel room. The rate for
a person-to-person call is higher than the rate for a station-to-
station call.

The time at the originating point when the conversation starts
determines whether the day or night rate applies. The initial
period is three minutes, after which charges for additional time
apply. Charges begin when the called person or extension tele-
phone reached through a private branch exchange is obtained,
provided the calling party is holding the line. Charges may be
reversed without any change in rate.

To Place a Person-to-Person Call

First — Give the operator the name of the place you are calling.
Second — Give the name and the telephone number (if known) of
the person you are calling, otherwise, the name and the address
(if known) of the called party. For example: Mr. J. W. Brown, at
telephone 2470, or Mr. J. W. Brown, at J. W. Brown's residence —
425 Main Street.
Third — Give your telephone number when the operator asks for it.



Collect Calls

If the charges on the call are to be paid at the distant tele-
phone, you should tell the operator when filing the call that it is a
"collect" call. The charges, if accepted at the distant telephone,
will be billed to that telephone.

General Information

Tariffs

Tariffs which show rates, rules and regulations for telephone
service and facilities are on file with the Regulatory Commissions
having jurisdiction over such matters, and are available for pub-
lic inspection at our business office.

Transmitting Messages

Employes of the Telephone Company are forbidden to accept
oral or written messages to be transniitted by an employe over
the lines of the Telephone Company.

Attachnnents to Telephones

To render satisfactory service, it is important that the Tele-
phone Company furnish and maintain all apparatus and equip-
ment connected with its lines. Except as provided in the Tariffs,
no line, instrument, appliance or apparatus not furnished by the
"Telephone Company shall be connected with, attached to or in
any way used in connection with facilities of the Telephone
Company.

Advertising Telephone Numbers

The advantages of showing telephone numbers on stationery,
signs, cards, etc., are recognized, though the growth and changes
in the city and the corresponding growth and arrangement of
telephone facilities may require the changing of telephone num-
bers. For this reason, stationery, signs, cards, etc., showing tele-
phone numbers should not be printed in large quantities.

Telegrams by Telephone

You may telephone telegrams, cablegrams or radiograms to the
Western Union Telegraph Co., and have the charges billed to
your telephone account if you are a telephone subscriber.

Architects' and Builders' Service

When building or remodeling, you may arrange with your ar-
chitect or builder to provide telephone outlets while construction
is in progress. The Telephone Company will gladly advise with
you, your architect or builder. Just call the Telephone Company
and ask for "Architects' and Builders' Service." ^

Recording of Telephone Conversations

A short "beep" tone heard over the telephone about every
15 seconds indicates that the person with whom you aie talking
is recording your conversation by means of his electrical re-
cording machine connected to the line. The "beep'' signal is
produced automatically by a device which connects tlie recorder
to the telephone line and which is provided by the Telephone
Company for your protection.

Use of a recorder without this signal is unlawful. If you
do not want a record made of what you are sayine, ask the
person with whom you are talking to disconnect his recording
machine. When he 'disconnects his recorder, the signal is no
longer heard.

Telephone Directories

Every effort is made to make the directory as acciu-ate as
possible. The Company, however, assumes no liability foi damages
arising from errors or omissions in making up or jointing of
this directory. Please report any incorrect listings by calling the
Business Office promptly.

Loss of time and inconvenience by calling wrong numbers can
be avoided if you consult the current directory before placing a
call and avoid the use of obsolete directories.

Between directory issues certain numbers do not appear in the
current directory due to changes and new installations. These
numbers may be seemed by calling "Information."

The use, in connection with Telephone Directories, of any
auxiliary covers, tabs, stickers, inserts or other matter, except
such as are provided by, or with the consent of, the Telephoi
Company is prohibited.

Telephone directories of other cities in this and certain foi
countries can be obtained for our customers who ,need
Prices, etc., may be secured by calling the business office.

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

ALPHABETICAL TELEPHONE DIRECTORY



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BIRMINGHAM



AAA motr club

Highway Travel Bureau 415 N 21 - - 34-3268

Emergency Auto Service 415 N 21 54-7958

A A A A Sales Serv furn 2425 2 Av N l"?|^l

A A A Associated Moving Serv 2515 2 Av N 7-4835

AAA Bamacals decals

2607 Bevrly Dr Mtn Brk-TRemnt 9-5443
AAA Building Co Inc 1612 Jacksn Blvd Tarrnt- -52-6424
AAA Furniture & Stove Exchange

2311 2nd Av N .?'X?I?

A A A Key & Lock Co 4908 Gary Av iTxiS?

AAA LOAN CO IO6V2 N 21st 5y?.?i

AAA PRODUCTS CO 405 S 19 54-1473

AAA Screen & Weatherstripping Co

2406 Av D Ens - 58-6071

A A A Van Lines 2110 lOth Av N ^"ISJi

A & A Auto Parts Co 3001 5th av N 5'3§i9

A & A Cafe 300 N 14th Z^S?!?

A & A Delicatessen & Grocery 3500 1st Av N. 4-9439

A& A Furnished Rooms 2420V2 4 Av N 54-l%2

A A Used Cars 830 3 Av W '"^Z"?!}?

A & A WELDING SHOP 7732 Ga Rd- - 59-1513

A & A Window Cleaning Co 1629 51st Centrl Pk-6-9602
ABC Concrete Step & Products

1601 8th Fairfld Highlnds - 58-8133
ABC DOMESTIC COKE AGENCY 425 S 15th 4-6533

ABC LETTER SERV 28 S 20 ^4-5771

ABC Loans 29V2 N 77 59-5417

A B C Trailer Rental 2731 N 26 4-9247

ABC Woodworks Co 3621 Bankhd Hwy-— TRemnt 1-8395

A & B Clothing Co 1824 3rd Av N ^-3475

A & B FURNITURE CO INI 3024 N 27 54-2591

A C Welding & Supply Co 3645 10th Av N 59-0062

A & D EXPRESS 130 3 Av N 5"}?ii

A D T Protection Serv Protective Life Bl - -7-6149

AG of Ala Inc

Groc Dept 114 S 14 ^'°'^^

Produce Dept 1132 1 Av N 4-7592

A & M CLEANERS 2144 Pike Rd -58-9361



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