The Quiet Home – it eliminated jangled nerves from working in a noisy environment in 1965.

Birmingham, Alabama was a pilot city for the ‘Quiet home’ program in 1965 to eliminate the “jangled nerves” caused by working and living in noisy urban environments.Birmingham parade of homes2

The 1965 Parade of Homes was a marketing event in Birmingham, Alabama for new home construction put on by the Birmingham Association of Home Builders in 1965. Many people moved ‘Over the Mountain’ to the suburbs on Tyler Road which makes up Hoover, Alabama today.

Birmingham parade of homes1

Event took place off Tyler Road

The event took place at a new subdivision off Tyler Road in Hoover with 13 new homes constructed by 13 separate builders on site drawn by lot. Visitors were invited to park at a paved lot at the intersection of Columbiana Road and U. S. Highway 31 and take shuttle buses to the site.


The wooded area was transformed from a forest to a beautiful suburb. The Parade of Homes films below will bring back memories of what the area and the new construction of houses, many which still exist today.

The names of the homes are listed below. It would be fun to know how many of these homes still exist?

  1. “Greenview Relay House”
  2. “The Aristocrat”
  3. “The La-Due Manor”
  4. “The Mountaineer”
  5. “The Crestview”
  6. “Villa Serena”
  7. “The Diane”
  8. “Whisper Home”
  9. “The Monticello”
  10. “The Greenview”
  11. “The Southernaire”
  12. “The Greenwood”
  13. “The Tanglewood”

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today

See historical books by Donna R. Causey

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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