Huge, abandoned department store in downtown Birmingham! Epic.
The Pizitz Department Store opened in 1923 as the Pizitz flagship store, and finally closed for good in December 1987.
It has been abandoned ever since, and has become quite dilapidated. It was originally planned to re-open as an office in summer 2012, but these plans to renovate the property have been hindered by planned tenants pulling out, and the City of Birmingham pulling funds. All hope seems lost at this point, as the building still sits in the same condition that it did in 2010, when plans were announced.
The store in 1949. The Thomas Jefferson Hotel (known as Leer Tower today) can be seen in the background.
We ventured in...
Now you will witness the past, a historic piece of Birmingham, left behind, as time stops for nothing.
The sights we have seen.
"Beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep..."
Office of the boss man.
The First Aid room still had some supplies in it, including a pile of syringes...
And an oxygen tank.
The basement was full of personal belongings... Things from the past of the Pizitz Family. All left behind, now subject to water damage.