Finding "Lost Birmingham"

Author Beverly Crider stopped by Talk of Alabama today to talk about her book, "Lost Birmingham." {}The book is about landmarks and areas around the Magic City that may have been forgotten or are not as well known.According to the web site,, "Birmingham has many notable historic landmarks today, but so many more are all but forgotten. The Bangor Cave Casino was once a world-renowned speakeasy. The Thomas Jefferson Hotel featured a zeppelin mooring station, drawing lots of attention from tourists. Other significant sites from the past, such as Hillman Hospital and the buildings on the 'Heaviest Corner on Earth,' are unknown even to natives now."Crider hope readers will "discover the forgotten soul of the Magic City."