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Morris Avenue is a narrow cobble stone avenue that was named for Josiah Morris. Morris, was one of the initial shareholders in the Elyton Land Company who proposed the name “Birmingham” for the new city. By the late 1800’s Morris Avenue was lined with three and four-story brick warehouses. One of these building has been home to one of the city’s most famous icons, Peanut Depot. The building was built in 1885. Then around the 1930 or 40’s Peanut Depot, which the Cassimuss family had started in 1907 at a different location on Morris Avenue, move in to their new space and resumed its operation.
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Did you attend the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk last weekend? A friend, Chris Watts and I joined a group in Birmingham, Alabama. This year we met on Morris Avenue in front of the Peanut Depot. Morris Avenue is paved with old cobblestones from the late nineteen century, and Peanut Depot has been located and roasting peanuts there well over an hundred years. They still use antique roasters, and a time honored method of not adding any oils or preservatives just the way they did when they began back in 1907.

 

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