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  • Tags: Bessemer City Hall

B1f41a - Bessemer City Hall in construction - 1947.jpg
Box 1 Folder 41: "Box 1 folder 41, which contains 2 pictures from 1947, we believe of Bessemer City Hall first without the addition. It’s hard to believe that this is the same year. I don’t believe it could possibly be the same year but then again…

b1f31a - Bessemer City Directory - 1946 - lists WJLD radio.jpg
Box 1 Folder 31: "This is box 1 number 31, a page from the Bessemer City Directory from 1946 that list WJLD - the radio station - located at 1800 3rd Avenue. And that was of course Bessemer City Hall. It’s a copy from the actual book, the actual…

b1f27 - Jan 2, 1945 Bessemer City Council minutes.jpg
Box 1 Folder 27: "Box 1 number 27 is a copy of the minutes from the Bessemer City Council leasing space to WJLD for a studio space in their building. They were on the 3rd floor and the meeting took place in January, January 2, 1945. WJLD spent 2…

b1f22a Kelley Choral Singers.jpg
Box 1 Folder 22: "Next is box 1 number 22, which is a picture of the Kelly Choral Singers and we have Norman Wooding Jr and William McKinstrey who later went on to broadcast at WJLD, and this from 1944, the back of the picture describes a great deal…

Maddox Gospel Singers
Henry Burton, Jefferson County gospel quartet singer and member, Pillars of Birmingham. Henry served in Korea as a vocalist and his gospel group, the Christian Special Service Group, was an opening act for Marilyn Monroe’s performance for the troops…
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