Published on June 5, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
The interactive Avondale map offers multiple views of the area

Samford University religion professor David Bains has incorporated his students’ spring research into an interactive online map of thirty-nine current and twenty-one former religious sites in Birmingham’s historic Avondale neighborhood. 

The map is part of an extensive, ongoing research project documented on Bains’ Magic City Religion website.

View the Avondale map here.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.