joy young 1937

A photograph of Joy Young Restaurant, which operated in Birmingham, Alabama, on 20th Street across from the old Tutwiler Hotel from 1919 to 1980. (Various descendent versions lasted until the late 90's). The Wachovia Tower (formerly SouthTrust) occupies this site now.


Photograph c. 1937 by the Birmingham View Company. For more information, see BhamWiki:Joy Young.

  • Fancy Horse 9y

    I wondered what had happened to it. I ate my first dinner in Birmingham there, when I was a college freshman. A group of us traveled to B'ham for the day, and shopped, went to a movie at Eastwood Mall (rocking chair seats!), and ate dinner at Joy Young's. It was a gorgeous, clear October day, and I fell in love with the city then.
  • Michael Lehmann 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called the Worldwide Chinese Restaurant Documentation Project, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • J.L. Ordaz 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Storefront Design (1940s-1950s), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Shepherd Leach 5y

    According to my parents the Chop Suey Inn on Greensprings Hwy is owned by family members of the owners of Joy Young.
  • Dystopos 5y

    That's my understanding, but I haven't found any published confirmation.
  • gmex98 3y

    StarsPrez you are right!!! They are the family members of the original and it is fantastic.
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