Sloss Furnace…i was told in 1993 that it is a Birmingham (Alabama) landmark that everyone should see. In 1995, i bought a house & got a job that took me past Sloss Furnace twice a day for two years. Did i visit? No. People promised to take me, but it didn’t happen, until i met the Love Of My Life this summer. He is a school teacher, an educator…i could listen to him all day. On a Sunday with nothing left to do…he drove me to the famous Sloss Furnace. He showed me the path he’d taken with his students, and spoke to me, of its history, as well as any tour guide would. He said…Sloss Furnace is a great testament to Birmingham’s noble industrial past.
Sloss Furnace put Birmingham, Alabama on the map. It’s a pretty cool place, yet also bit creepy (i felt like i was being watched. ghosts?) I highly recommend going. The history is incredible…a bathhouse for blacks on one side, and a much nicer one for whites on the other. Time stands still here, allowing all who view it, a chance to see the very ugly side of Birmingham, Alabama’s history. Racism is alive & well here still, though it’s better hidden. It can be found in the closed & small minded self righteous fools who walk among us.
and here be ghosts.
To learn more visit their website: http://www.slossfurnaces.com
(The gift shop isn’t open on Sundays:(