Smithfield Historic District

Smithfield Historic District

Smithfield Historic District is roughly bounded by Eighth Avenue N, Sixth Street N, Fourth Terrace N, and First Street N. Smithfield was developed in the early 1900s as a neighborhood for prominent black professionals.

Many homes in the district were designed by notable black architect Wallace A. Rayfield.

Also in Smithfield is Parker High School, Birmingham’s first high school for African-American students.

Smithfield Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.