Highland Avenue is Old Birmingham. These homes were built in the early 1900’s. The brick house was for many years the home of Birmingham Civic Ballet. I took ballet lessons there. My teacher, beautiful Gloria Gustavson, would leave each day from teaching ballet and walk to the white house next door, which was a boarding home at the time. Today the brick house has been fully restored and is known as The Donnelly House named for the original inhabitants. It is the site of many weddings, receptions, teas, and luncheons. Thank goodness these homes are restored and well cared-for so many of us can enjoy their Southern splendor!