In 1875, Willis Milner began to see a dream. The young city of Birmingham, Alabama was already beginning to grow at a rapid pace and with that growth, the city center was already becoming crowded and congested. Milner started seeing something beyond. What he saw was a more refined place, a place away from town and nestled within the coolness of a mountain slope. He saw a place rich in natural beauty and at the same time rich in culture and architectural beauty. He saw a place where people could live and gather along parks and sidewalks, a place where people could dream and grow and thrive. He saw a place where people could connect. And so, the Highland Park neighborhood was born.

1236 22nd Street South

The History

Top: Aeroplane view of Birmingham, Alabama
Bottom: White Marble Quarry

Birmingham has for many years been revered for its rich architectural history—in design, craftsmanship, use of natural materials and resources. Historically, Birmingham has been known for its beautiful masonry work, stone work, and classically planned city quarters that set an exquisite stage for The Tramont. 

Top: Highland Avenue
Bottom: 20th Street North from Morris

Top: Five Points Methodist Church
Bottom: St. Mary’s Church of the Highlands

Many of Birmingham’s famous architectural gems have been preserved over the years establishing the structural heritage, beauty, and texture of the city. Many iconic and historic churches and synagogues still grace Birmingham. 

Top: St. Paul’s Church
Bottom: Interior of St. Paul’s Church

Terminal Station

The Iconic Terminal Station that once was the gateway to Birmingham serves as inspiration for the quality and sense of place at The Tramont. The grandeur of the entryways, detailing in the glass and brickwork, and integrated city access made the Terminal station a place of beauty and connectivity. Though it was torn down in the late 1960s, the impact of this monumental structure still resonates with the architectural landscape of downtown Birmingham.

Top: Birmingham Country Club
Bottom: Mountain Brook Club

Birmingham has long maintained its legacy of beautiful country clubs and The Tramont is neighbors with many of the elite memberships.