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Tear it Down!

In October, 1979 then Birmingham mayoral candidate, now embattled Mayor Larry Langford stumped about tearing down Sloss Furnaces.  It is around this time that members of the community angered by the demolition of Birmingham’s original train terminal and other sites rallied together to save Sloss, ultimately succeeding in having it designated a National Historic Landmark.  Currently it is the only industrial site in the country to carry that designation.

Thanks to al.com, John Archibald, and Dan Fulton for the video.

One Response to “Tear it Down!”

  1. Dan Fulton says:

    A group of my students from
    Lakeview School recorded
    the video.
    The segment shows part of
    a political forum conducted
    at Thomas School.

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