to The Birmingham District:
"Charles Linn, retired
Swedish sea captain turned banker and industrialist, acquired machinery
from the defunct Irondale furnace operation and established the
Birmingham Foundry and Car Manufacturing Company, later widely known as
the Linn Iron Works." These are located at the right edge of
the view, north of the railroad and west of 14th Street.
The L&N Railroad played a
significant part in the development of Birmingham, investing and
providing rate concessions to start up industries.
The railroads initial shops were
located as shown here, east of 14th Street and north of the railroad
Notice, based on the quote above,
how the railroad and the new industries, seemed to play off one
another. Linn Works is noted as a car manufacturing company, and
all of the products of the new industries would, of course, ship by
rail. There were no highways!