On this day in Alabama History: The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park dedicated

On this day in Alabama History: The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park dedicated
A statue of Tempatations lead tenor Eddie Kendricks is seen at Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park in Birmingham, Jefferson County. (From Encyclopedia of Alabama, photograph by Lamar Jones)

Oct. 16, 1999

Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park in Birmingham was dedicated Oct. 16, 1999, on the corner of 18th Street and Fourth Avenue N., the site of the former Brock’s Drugs building.

Eddie Kendrick was a member of the famous Motown group The Temptations. Kendrick, born in Union Springs, called Birmingham home after moving there when he was a boy.

The park contains bronze sculptures of Kendrick and the other Temptations, with inscriptions of their hit songs along with speakers playing music by the group. The monument was recently repaired and refurbished by original artist Ron McDowell in 2013.

Read more at Bhamwiki.

For more on Alabama’s Bicentennial, visit Alabama 200.

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