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Clarion Hotel

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 5216 Messer Airport Highway , Birmingham, AL, US, 35212

  • Phone: (205) 591-7900
  • Fax: (205) 591-6004
3.4 out of 5 (102 reviews)
65% of guests recommend this hotel

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Alabama Penny Savings Bank Building

310 18th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
At a time when racial prejudice was at an all-time high, Alabama Penny Savings Bank offered African-Americans something almost unheard of: their own bank. Founded by William Reuben Pettiford in 1890, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank was the first black-owned bank in the state. Even more, they were the second largest black bank in the country, offering African-Americans the money they needed to finance homes, businesses, and churches. Before Alabama Penny Saving Bank closed in 1915, at one time, they conducted business as high as a half million dollars. Worth a visit to see an important piece of black history. 
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