CBS42 • Sept. 30, 2019
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) – Outside of the occasional train or car passing through, Bessemer’s First Avenue North remains pretty quiet most days.
However, Mary Holland remembers when that stretch of road was the center of town, especially around the Lincoln Theatre.
“We pretty much had everything we needed on First Avenue,” Holland said. “The theater was here, there were cafes, there were bake shops, there were libraries and pretty much, it was a great.”