February 7th, 2010

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Abandoned Places - The Lyric Theatre vs The Alabama (July 09)

The Lyric and Alabama Theatres both followed a traditional mold in terms of set-up. Both complexes have extensive underground structures that are/were used for lounges, meeting halls and restrooms. Here is where the two sites diverge a bit. While the Alabama’s public areas below ground were and continued to follow these functions; the Lyric’s took another path after the theatre closed. The lower floor of the Lyric became a rescue mission for the alcoholics, addicts and prostitutes that once roamed the downtown of Birmingham.

The Lyric - The stairwell to the basement

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