Notes:Birmingham Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets

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  • Source:Miller@55: "Birmingham was originally part of the estate of John Ormsby, granted him for his loyal service under General Forbes; the borough was laid out by Dr. Nathaniel Bedford, the surgeon of the garrison of Fort Pitt. He was a native of the iron metropolis of England, and it was prophesied in those days that 'Pittsburgh will one day become the Birmingham of America.' This town became the starting point for the immense shipments of coal and has since grown to be the center of the glass industry. The expert glass blowers of Birmingham have been the pioneers in glass work in Marion, Ellwood, Muncie, Gas City and Kokomo, all in the State of Indiana; Jeanette and Washington in Pennsylvania, and Birmingham in Alabama."