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Rides => National Register of Historic Places - Alabama => Topic started by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 09:31:33 AM

Title: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 09:31:33 AM
1.   Alabama State Capitol – Dexter Ave
2.   Alabama State University Historic District 915 S Jackson St
3.   Bell Building 207 Montgomery St
4.   Brame House – was on S. Hull, no longer present
5.   Patrick Henry Brittan House – 507 Columbus St
6.   Autin Hall – Maxwell AFB 2nd St
7.   Comm College Air Force Bld – Maxwell Blvd at Maxwell
8.   Cassimus House - 110 N Jackson St
9.   City of St. Jude Historic Dist – 2048 W Fairview Ave
10.   Cleveland Court Apartments – 620-638 Cleveland Ct
11.   Cloverdale Historic District – (Norman Bridge, Cloverdale, Fairview, Felder, Boultier)
12.   Cottage Hill Historic District –  (Goldthwaite, Bell, Holt, Clayton)
13.   Court Square Historic District – (Dexter Ave, Perry, Court, Monroe Streets)
14.   Jefferson Davis Hotel – Catoma and Montgomery Streets
15.   Dexter Avenue Baptist Church – 454 Dexter Ave
16.   Dowe Historic District – 320 and 334 Washington Ave and 114-116 S Hull St.
17.   Edgewood – 3175 Thomas Ave.
18.   First White House of the Confederacy – 644 Washington Ave
19.   Garden District – (Norman Bridge Rd, Court St., Jeff Davis & Fairview Ave)
20.   Gay House – 230 Noble Ave
21.   Gerald – Dowdell House – 405 S. Hull St.
22.   Governor’s Mansion – 1142 S. Perry St.
23.   Grace Episcopal Church – 906 Pike Rd
24.   Grove Court Apartments – 559 S. Court St
25.   Harrington Archaeological Site – Address Restricted
26.   Huntingdon College Campus District – 1500 E. Fairview Ave
27.   Jefferson Franklin Jackson House – 409 S Union St
28.   Gov. Thomas G Jones House – 323 Adams Ave
29.   Lower Commerce Street Historic Dist – (RR tracks, Commerce, N. Court, Bibb, Coosa)
30.   Maxwell AFB Officer’s Quarters Historic District
31.   McBryde-Screws-Tyson House – 433 Mildred St
32.   Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station – 210 S. Court Street
33.   Montgomery Union Station and Trainshed – Water Street
34.   Montgomery VA Hospital Historic District – 215 Perry Hill Rd
35.   Mt. Zion AME Zion Church – 467 Holt St
36.   Muklassa – Address Restricted
37.   The Murphy House – 22 Bibb Street
38.   Old Ship AME Zion Church – 483 Holcombe St
39.   Opp Cottage – 33 W. Jefferson Davis Ave.
40.   Orderman-Shaw Historic District – (McDonough, Decatur, Madison, Randolph)
41.   Pastorium, Dexter Ave. Baptist Church – 209 S Jackson St
42.   Pepperman House – 17 Mildred Street
43.   Perry Street Historic District – (McDonough, Sayre, Washington, Donaldson)
44.   Powder Magazine – End of Eugene St.
45.   St. John’s Episcopal Church – 113 Madison Ave
46.   Sayre Street School – 506 Sayre St
47.   Scott Street Firehouse – 418 Scott St
48.   Semple House – S. Court and High Street
49.   Shepherd Building – 312 Montgomery St (Demolished 2010)
50.   Jere Shine Site – Address Restricted
51.   Smith-Joseph-Stratton House – 302 Alabama St.
52.   South Perry Street Historic District – (Perry St. between Washington & Dexter)
53.   Stay House – 631 S. Hull
54.   Steiner-Lobman & Teague Hardware Buildings – 184 & 172 Commerce St.
55.   Stone Plantation – 5001 Old Selma Road
56.   Tankersley Rosenwald School – Hwy 31 in Hope Hull
57.   Dr. C.A. Thigpen House – 1412 S. Perry St.
58.   Tulane Building – 800 High St.
59.   Tyson-Maner House – 469 S. McDonough St.
60.   US Post Office & Courthouse Montgomery – Church St. between Moulton & Lee
61.   Wharton – Chappell House – 1020 Maxwell Blvd.
62.   Winter Building – 2 Dexter Ave
63.   Winter Place – 454 S. Goldthwaite St.
64.   William Lowndes Yancey Law Office – Washington & Perry Streets

Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 09:45:35 AM
Bluesman had gotten a few pics of the most touristy places and posted them so they will need to be retaken.  The first pics posted here will be when I joined in and was on my white Honda Shadow VLX.

I came across an online photo of those pics recently and decided to resurrect this thread, because it's a great excuse to explore my county and there are more than enough places to keep me or anyone else who wants to join in, busy for awhile.

Quoted info on the properties are lifted from Wikipedia

Pics will be placed in no particular order.
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 09:46:53 AM
8. The Cassimus House is a historic Queen Anne style house at 110 North Jackson Street in Montgomery, Alabama. The two-story frame house was completed in 1893. It is the last residential structure remaining in its city block. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1976

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The structure is directly adjacent to a War Memorial

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 09:55:25 AM
13. The Court Square–Dexter Avenue Historic District is a 17.6-acre (7.1 ha) historic district in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Centered on the Court Square Fountain, the district includes twenty-seven contributing buildings and two objects. It is roughly bounded by Dexter Avenue, Perry, Court and Monroe streets. Architectural styles in the district include Italianate, Late Victorian, and various Revival styles. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1982. The boundaries were subsequently increased on August 30, 1984.

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This area was once home of the Slave Markets in Montgomery, and many years later, the site of this event

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:01:52 AM
27. The Jefferson Franklin Jackson House, commonly known as the Jackson-Community House, is a historic Italianate-style house in Montgomery, Alabama. It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on July 21, 1978 and to the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1984.

The two-story frame house was built by Jefferson Franklin Jackson in 1853. Jackson served as a United States Attorney for northern and central Alabama. He died during the Civil War years. His wife subsequently remarried to Thomas H. Watts, Governor of Alabama from 1863 to 1865. Descendants of the family owned the house into the 20th century and it remained a residence until 1943.

The house was purchased in 1943 by the Montgomery City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, an African American organization comprising twenty-five adult clubs and fifteen youth clubs, for use as a meeting place. The Montgomery City Federation had been formed in 1939 with a goal of promoting positive citizenship. The house became known as the Community House and was used as a Girl Scouts headquarters, a social and civic center, and, in December 1948, the first Montgomery library open to African Americans. Significantly, the house was used to host meetings of the Women's Political Council. They were the first group to officially call for a boycott of the racially segregated Montgomery bus system, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:06:10 AM
28. The Governor Thomas G. Jones House is a historic Victorian-style house in Montgomery, Alabama. The two-story frame building was built in 1855. It is best known as the residence of Thomas G. Jones, Alabama's 28th Governor. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1978.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:12:49 AM
37. The Murphy House is a historic Greek Revival style house in Montgomery, Alabama. The two-story masonry building was built for John H. Murphy, a Virginia cotton and slavery merchant who owned a large warehouse at 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, where slave traders in the 1850s confined slaves until they could be sold at auctions. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1972.

John H. Murphy moved his family to Montgomery and had completed this house by 1851. In 1854 the Montgomery Water Works Company was chartered, with Murphy serving as director. Murphy died in 1859, but his family stayed in the residence throughout the Civil War. Documented visitors during this period include Jefferson Davis and William Lowndes Yancey. The house became the headquarters of the Union Provost Marshal during the military occupation of Montgomery in 1865.

Little is known about the house following the Civil War. In 1902 the Elks social club bought the house to use as their lodge and maintained it until 1967. In that year they went bankrupt and the house was foreclosed on, later to be sold at public auction. In 1970 the Montgomery Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board purchased and restored the house to serve as their offices. It has remained in the board's possession to the present day.



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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:23:26 AM
41. The Dexter Parsonage Museum, historic home to twelve pastors of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920-1992, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was restored in 2003 by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, Inc., under the direction of church members, acting as an Authentication Committee.

Visitors to the Dexter Parsonage Museum will experience the actual residence where Dr. King and his young family lived between 1954 and 1960; an Interpretive Center, and the King-Johns Garden for Reflection. Parking is available for cars and tour buses.
The Interpretive Center, located adjacent to the Parsonage, features a gift shop, restroom facilities and an orientation room for viewing videos and discussion groups on Dr. King’s family, community, and pastoral life. The permanent exhibit in the Interpretive Center includes a timeline of photographs of the 12 Dexter pastors who lived in the Parsonage, a wall of Pastoral Wisdom (inspiring quotes from several pastors), unpublished photographs of Dr. King, Dexter members, civic/business leaders, and Montgomery ministers active in the bus boycott; and historical accounts on the bombing of the Parsonage and other significant events.

The nine-room clapboard Parsonage, built in 1912, has been restored to its appearance when Dr. King and his family lived there. Much of the furniture presently in the the living room, dining room, bedroom and study was actually used by Dr. King.
 
 The King-Johns Garden for Reflection, located at the rear of the Dexter Parsonage Museum, is nestled in a magnolia tree-lined garden, featuring a sea of white azaleas and crape myrtles. Designed with a circular walkway, symbolizing unity, it provides a quiet space for tourists to reflect on the teachings of two of Dexter’s most renowned ministers.

Many believe that it was by Divine Intervention that those two ministers — VERNON JOHNS (1947-1952) and MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1954-1960) — had consecutive pastorates on the eve of the modern Civil Rights Movement. They were men of action, deeply rooted in philosophy and religious faith. Rev. Johns urged his congregation to fight oppression by becoming economically independent; he believed that self-determination was the hallmark of a people’s claim to freedom. Dr. King taught non-violent resistance to oppression as a means of achieving social and political parity. Both men believed that the blessings of liberty were secured by direct action. In the serenity of this garden, you are invited to reflect upon six timeless themes about which Rev. Johns and Dr. King often preached, lectured, and wrote:
Equality, Forgiveness, Hope, Peace, Understanding, Unity


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
45. St. John's Episcopal Church is a historic Gothic Revival church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. It was designed by the New York City architectural firm of Frank Wills and Henry Dudley. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 24 February 1975.

St. John's parish was organized in 1834 and by 1837 the parishioners had moved into a modest brick sanctuary on the corner of Perry and Jefferson Streets. After little more than a decade, the church needed to expand after the state capital moved to Montgomery and a rise in cotton production swelled the region's population. The current building was completed in 1855, in the same city block as the old, but facing Madison Street.
 
St. John's Episcopal Church was involved in several historic events around the time of the American Civil War. It hosted the Secession Convention of Southern Churches in 1861, which had helped fuel the South's secession movement. St. John's was also the church attended by the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America. The church was forced to close its doors in 1865 under Union Army orders; it would reopen for services in 1866.

The old building from the 1830s was torn down in 1869 and its bricks were used to construct an addition to the main structure. The building was expanded again in 1906. The church hosted many Army recruits from the nearby "Camp Sheridan" tent city during World War I, until the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic forced the church to temporarily close its doors.

In May 1925, a bronze plaque in honor of President Jefferson Davis was dedicated.[4] John Trotwood Moore, the State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee, was invited to give a speech.

The church was renovated in the 1950s and again in 2006.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 10:50:29 AM
47. Scott Street Firehouse was built ca 1890, when Montgomery had grown up the hill from downtown, and it was too difficult for the fire horses to pull the heavy fire equipment up the steep slopes to an outbreak. Ergo, they built a new station up the hill in the residential neighborhood. Back then the firefighters were all volunteers; Montgomery did not have a city fire dept until 1898. The horse drawn fire engine era did not end until 1926. The Scott Street station remained in service until 1966. I recall seeing a movie made in Montgomery circa 1915 which showed a horse drawn fire apparatus rushing past the Capitol on Bainbridge Street. The scott street firehouse was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1981.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:00:52 AM
51. Smith-Joseph-Stratton House

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:04:15 AM
58. The Tulane Building is a historic building in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.. It was built from 1904 to 1908 by Victor Tulane, a black businessman who was a trustee of the Tuskegee Institute. Booker T. Washington visited the Tulane in the building in 1908. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 21, 1979.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:08:08 AM
59. The Tyson-Maner House is a historic mansion in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.. It was built in 1890 for Archibald Pitt Tyson, a former farmer turned real estate developer. It remained in the family until 1930, as it was inherited by his wife Ellen Nicholson Arrington in 1918 and later by their children. By the 1970s, it belonged to Carl Herbert Lancaster, an architect. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 10, 1979.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:13:49 AM
62. The Winter Building is a historic building in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S..

The building was erected from 1841 to 1843 for John Gindrat, a cotton broker and banker. It was inherited by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gindrat, and her husband, Joseph S. Winter, in 1854.

During the American Civil War of 1861-1865, the second floor was home to the Southern Telegraph Company. It was there that LeRoy Pope Walker, the Confederate States Secretary of War, sent a telegram to General P. G. T. Beauregard to advise him to fire on Fort Sumter, and thus start the Battle of Fort Sumter.

It remained in the same family as late as the 1970s, when it was used for offices and a clothing store.

The building was designed in the Italianate architectural style. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since January 14, 1972.[3]


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:40:11 AM
15. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The church was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

 On January 1, 2008 the US Government also submitted it to UNESCO as part of an envisaged future World Heritage nomination and as such it is on the so-called UNESCO 'Tentative List of World Heritage Sites'. In 1978 the official name was changed to the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, in memory of Martin Luther King Jr., who helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the church's basement. The church is located steps away from the Alabama State Capitol.

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church congregation was organized in 1877 and was first known as the Second Colored Baptist Church. The church trustees paid $270 on January 30, 1879 for a lot at the corner of what is now Dexter Avenue and Decatur Street. The first church building was a small wood-frame building, it began to be replaced by the current structure in 1883. The new brick building was not completed until 1889. The church began serving the broader African American community on October 3, 1887 when it hosted the first registration of students for Alabama State University. This community service continued into the 20th century with activities associated with the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1899, Selma University cofounder William H. McAlpine became pastor. Vernon Johns, an early leader of the Civil Rights Movement, served as pastor from 1947 to 1952. He was succeeded by Martin Luther King, Jr., who was pastor of the church from 1954 to 1960, and organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott from his basement office.

Near the church is the Dexter Parsonage Museum, which served as home to twelve pastors of the church between 1920 and 1992. The church was added, on its own merits, to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 11:49:50 AM
21. The Gerald–Dowdell House is a historic Italianate style house in Montgomery, Alabama. The two-story frame and masonry raised-cottage was built in 1854–55 for Perley and Camilla Gerald. Perley Gerald was born in New York and migrated to Alabama in 1829. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1980. It was extensively restored in 2000 and now houses the law offices of Wilkerson and Bryan, P.C.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:15:05 PM
At this point, I have posted all my older photos and have started up again with my current motorcycle.  The plan is to take a section of town at a time and cover all in that area.  I've found it can take a little time to find an address riding the bike, get the pics, and try to orient the marked map to find the next, especially when some of the areas are not places you want to hang around longer than necessary.
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:16:45 PM
5. The Patrick Henry Brittan House, also known as the Brittan-Dennis House, is a historic Italianate style house in Montgomery, Alabama. The one-story brick house was completed in 1858 by Patrick Henry Brittan, 10th Secretary of State of Alabama. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1979. The building is located at 507 Columbus Street.

The house went through various owners after the Brittan family, and was eventually acquired by Old Alabama Town in 1994. Old Alabama Town is a partnership of the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery and City of Montgomery. It was founded in 1967. Many of its more than fifty authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures from around the state are clustered together into a village-like grouping that operates as a living history museum. They have restored the Patrick Henry Brittan House, and, unlike many of Old Alabama Town's rescued properties, it remains on its original site.



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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:28:12 PM
1. The Alabama Capitol Building
The current capitol building was built from 1850 to 1851, with Barachias Holt as supervising architect. Holt, originally from Exeter, Maine, was a master mechanic by trade. Following his work on the capitol he created a successful sash, door, and blind factory in Montgomery.

The new building utilized the brick foundations and general layout of Button's previous structure, with modifications by Holt. The modifications included a full three-story building over a basement and a three-story front portico, this time without a pediment. Holt's dome was a departure from the previous work also, this time the wood and cast iron dome was supported on a ring of Corinthian columns and topped with a simple twelve-sided glazed lantern. John P. Figh and James D. Randolph were the principal contractors. Figh had previously completed extensive brickwork on the William Nichols-designed campus for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Randolph was in charge of the carpentry work, which was at least partially accomplished by subcontractors.[10] Nimrod E. Benson and Judson Wyman were the building supervisors.

The new capitol building was first occupied by the Alabama Legislature on October 1, 1851. The clock over the portico was installed in February 1852. The clock, along with a bell, was purchased by the City of Montgomery and presented to the state in 1852. In proportion to the capitol building, the clock appears as a square white box with black dials and crowned with a gabled roof. The dials are 10 feet (3.0 m) in diameter with 4-foot (1.2 m) minute hands and a 3-foot (0.91 m) hour hands. It has been criticized as architecturally inappropriate on various occasions since its initial installation. With the secession of Alabama and six other Deep South states and subsequent formation of the Confederacy in February 1861, the building served as its first capitol until May 22, 1861.  A commemorative brass marker in the shape of a six-pointed star is set into the marble floor of the front portico at the precise location where Jefferson Davis stood on February 18, 1861, to take his oath of office as the only President of the Confederate States of America.
 
Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America on the steps of the capitol building on February 18, 1861.
In 1961 Governor John Patterson flew a seven-starred version of the Stars and Bars over the capitol for several days in celebration of the centennial of the Civil War. His successor, George Wallace, raised the Confederate Battle Flag over the dome on April 25, 1963, the date of his meeting with U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to discuss desegregation at the University of Alabama, as a symbol of defiance to the federal government. The flag remained there for almost 30 years. Several African American legislators and members of the state chapter of the NAACP were arrested in 1988 after attempting to remove the flag. The flag was removed during renovations to the dome in 1991, and its return was barred by a 1993 state court decision, which ruled that a state statute from 1895 allows only the national and state flags to fly over the capitol building.

The building served as home to the Alabama Legislature until 1985, when it moved to the Alabama State House. Officially, this move was temporary, since the Alabama Constitution requires that the Legislature meet in the capitol. In 1984, a constitutional amendment was passed that allowed the Legislature to move to another building if the capitol were to be renovated. The renovation started in 1985 and was completed in 1992 by the architecture group Holmes and Holmes. Upon the reopening of the building, the Governor of Alabama and numerous other state offices moved back into the building, but the legislature remained at the State House.

On May 7, 2009, the legislature reconvened in the capitol building for the first time since September 20, 1985, due to flooding in the State House. This required some adapting, as the capitol did not have desks in the House chamber and those in the Senate chamber were 1861 replicas. Neither chamber has a computerized voting system. The capitol building's heating and air conditioning is supplied from the State House. Because the electricity had been turned off in the State House due to the flooding, there was no air conditioning in the capitol.

The original core of the building, as well as the subsequent additions, is essentially Greek Revival in style. The 1851 three-story core of the building features bays delineated by Doric pilasters and a monumental three-story hexastyle portico utilizing the Composite order. The original core of the building is 150 by 70 feet (46 m × 21 m), with an original central rear judiciary wing measuring 40 by 50 feet (12 m × 15 m). The first extension to the rear added another 70 by 50 feet (21 m × 15 m). Each side-wing is 100 by 92 feet (30 m × 28 m).

The additions started with an extension to the east wing on the building's rear facade in 1885. Then a south wing with Beaux-Arts influences was added in 1906. An externally identical north wing was completed in 1912. The matching side-wings were designed by Montgomery architect Frank Lockwood, in consultation with Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead & White. The symmetrical north and south side-wings are each joined to the 1851 structure with a hyphen. Each hyphen features a recessed two-story Ionic portico on the west facade. Both of the adjoining side-wings feature two-story hexastyle Ionic entrance porticoes on their north and south elevations, respectively. The west and east facades of these wings also feature decorative two-story hexastyle pseudo-porticoes with engaged Ionic columns. A new east wing addition with a new three-story tetrastyle portico was built during the 1985–92 restoration. The new portico includes columns that match the Composite order originals of the main entrance portico on the 1851 west elevation.



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There is much more information on the grounds, the monuments, etc. but these simple photos did not cover any of that, so it encourages a future trip or additional photos from other riders.
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:32:09 PM
35. The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, also known as the Mount Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex, is a historic church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Located on 467 Holt Street, it was built in 1899 and extensively remodeled in 1921.
In 1955 the Montgomery Improvement Association, who organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, was formed in the building. During the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965, marchers rested at the church on their way to the Capitol.

 It is included on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. The congregation moved to a new location in 1990, and on November 4, 2002, the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The sides of the building are decorated with murals depicting Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the Selma to Montgomery marches


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There are several markers in the area commemorating the march, and though I noticed the mural, I thought it may have been added after the building was named to the register and did not include it.  Also, it is not an area where you want to hang around alone.

Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:34:50 PM
12. The Cottage Hill Historic District is a 42-acre (17 ha) historic district in Montgomery, Alabama. It is roughly bounded by Goldthwaite, Maxwell, Holt, and Clayton streets and contains 116 contributing buildings, the majority of them in the Queen Anne style. The district was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on April 16, 1975 and the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976.


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This is just a snapshot of one street, more notable structures may be found at the following addresses if anyone would like to add them:

108 Whitman, 415 Martha, 603 Martha, 551 Clay, 422 Herron, 521 Herron, 639 Martha
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
63. Winter Place is a historic complex of two conjoined houses and three outbuildings in Montgomery, Alabama. The buildings were constructed from the 1850s through the 1870s. The Italianate style North House was built in the 1850s and was the home of the Joseph S. Winter family. The Second Empire style South House was built in the 1870s and was the home of Winter's daughter, Sally Gindrat Winter Thorington, and her husband, Robert D. Thorington. Joseph S. Winter's first house in Montgomery was designed by Samuel Sloan in 1851 and it is believed by architectural historians that Sloan designed Winter Place as well.

 Following several decades of neglect, the property was placed on the Alabama Historical Commission's Places in Peril list in 2004. It was purchased in 2006 by Craig Drescher, who is stabilizing and restoring the structures.

 The complex was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on September 29, 2005 and to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 2006.


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It's difficult to capture the expanse of the property from these quick photos.  I was going to comment on the neglect until I found a website showing the progress on the property.  There have been substantial improvements from where it once was; I hope this beauty will one day be restored.
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:40:25 PM
31.
The McBryde–Screws–Tyson House, also known as the Tyson House, is a historic Greek Revival style house in Montgomery, Alabama. The two-story frame building was completed in 1855.

 It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1980.


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Photos were taken from where I was parked in front of The Winter Place (63.)
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:45:00 PM
38. Old Ship African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a historic African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the oldest African American church congregation in the city, established in 1852. The current Classical Revival-style building was designed by Jim Alexander and was completed in 1918. It is the fourth building the congregation has erected at this location. Scenes from the 1982 television movie, Sister, Sister, were shot at the church. It was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on March 3, 1976 and the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 1991

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on August 21, 2017, 03:49:06 PM
42. The Pepperman House (also known as the Ludlow House) is a historic house located at 17 Mildred Street in Montgomery, Alabama.

It was built from 1887 to 1888 for M.E. Pepperman, a pawnbroker. Shortly after, they sold it to Effingham Wagner, a dentist, who sold it to Robert M. Henderson in 1890. Henderson was the co-owner of Vandiver and Company, a wholesale grocer's, with his brother-in-law, W. F. Vandiver. By 1913, Frances M. Perry, his wife and their seven children moved into the house, until they sold it to William R. Ludlow and Richard G. Ludlow in 1943. In the 1970s, William R. Ludlow, Jr. turned it into an antique store, until he sold it to the Aronov Realty Company in 1979.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1982.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:13:28 AM
16. The Dowe Historic District is a 1-acre (0.40 ha) historic district in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes 320 and 334 Washington Avenue and 114–116 South Hull Street. The architectural style of the four contributing buildings ranges from Greek Revival to Queen Anne. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 1988.

I failed to notice the S. Hull Street addresses, so here is half of the district – the 2 homes on Washington

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:20:36 AM
18. The First White House of the Confederacy was the executive residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capital of the Confederate States of America was in Montgomery, Alabama. Completely furnished with original period pieces from the 1850s and 1860s, the 1835 Italianate-style house is open to the public. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974 and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage since 2012.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:22:14 AM
29. The Lower Commerce Street Historic District is a 45-acre (18 ha) historic district in the old commercial district of Montgomery, Alabama. It includes fifty-two contributing buildings. It is roughly bounded by the Central of Georgia railroad tracks, North Lawrence Street, Madison Avenue, and Commerce Street. Architectural styles in the district include the Italianate, Classical Revival, and Renaissance Revival. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1979, the boundaries were subsequently increased on February 25, 1982 and January 15, 1987.

Here are some views of Commerce Street

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:23:47 AM
32. The Greyhound Bus Station at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. The May 1961 assaults, carried out by a mob of white protesters who confronted the civil rights activists, "shocked the nation and led the Kennedy Administration to side with civil rights protesters for the first time."

The property is no longer used as a bus station, but the building was saved from demolition and its facade has been restored. The site was leased by the Alabama Historical Commission and a historical marker was located in front of the building. In 2011, a museum was opened inside the building, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum won a national preservation award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2012.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:24:56 AM
33.  Montgomery Union Station and Trainshed is a historic former train station in Montgomery, Alabama. Built in 1898 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, rail service to the station ended in 1979 and it has since been adapted for use by the Montgomery Area Visitor Center and commercial tenants. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 11:44:20 AM
64. The William Lowndes Yancey Law Office is located at the corner of Washington and Perry Streets in Montgomery, Alabama. It served as the law offices for one of the South's leading advocates of secession from the United States, William Lowndes Yancey, from 1846 until his death in 1863. He joined with John A. Elmore to form a legal firm after his resignation from Congress on 1 September 1846. Yancey wrote Alabama's Ordinance of Secession after the election of Abraham Lincoln and subsequently served as the Confederacy's Commissioner to England and France.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was also declared a National Historic Landmark on 7 November 1973. The building's interior included the historic floor plan and other decorative details when it was declared a landmark. The late 1970s brought redevelopment of the site and the building was altered, this caused substantial losses to enough of the historic elements that the landmark designation was withdrawn on 5 March 1986. The building remains on the National Register of Historic Places, however.

As a lawyer, populist legislator, firebrand orator, and party leader, William Lowndes Yancey was an important figure in sectional politics in the leadup to the Civil War. As one of the leading Southern Fire-Eaters, he gained national influence as an aggressive advocate of Slavery and States' Rights and exacerbated sectional differences that led to the secession of the Southern states from the Union. He had his law office in this building from 1846 until his death in 1863. Through successive modernizations and restorations in the 1970s and 1980s, the building lost much of the historic integrity for which it was originally designated a landmark, leading to the withdrawal of its designation. It was, however, retained on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:02:15 PM
34. The Montgomery VA office on Perry Hill Road does have some older structures near the back, but is listed because of being managed by the National service. 

I have only taken a photo of the main entrance.


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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:03:51 PM
48. The house was built in the early 1850s for Samuel Farrow Rice, who served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and the Alabama Senate, and later as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

In the late 1860s, the house was purchased by Henry Churchill Semple, a veteran of the Confederate States Army. The house remained in the Semple family until 1924. It was later acquired by John Haardt, a realtor, and used as offices.

By 1970, it was purchased by the state of Alabama


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It is the current headquarters of the Alabama Historical Commission and I recognized it immediately from the back cover of the Alabama History textbook we have at home.
Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:05:57 PM
54. The Steiner-Lobman and Teague Hardware Buildings are historic buildings in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.. They were built by businessmen Louis Steiner and Nathan Lobman circa 1891 for their hardware store. By 1895, the Southern building was sold to William Martin Teague, the owner of the Teague Hardware Company. The buildings remained in the respective families as late as the 1970s. They have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since January 31, 1979

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I have heard some say the original owner is buried in the “coffin” on the roof.  Who can tell me the purpose of the actual structure?

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:09:31 PM
57.  The Dr. C.A. Thigpen House is a historic mansion in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.. It was built for Dr. Charles A. Thigpen, a physician, circa 1898. It was designed in the classical style by architect Frank Lockwood. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since December 13, 1977.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:16:45 PM
3. The Bell Building is an office building located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. It was built in 1907 by local businessman Newton J. Bell, and was the tallest building in Montgomery at the time. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The height of the building is 187 feet.

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Title: Re: Montgomery County
Post by: Guidedawg on September 05, 2017, 04:35:21 PM
46. The Sayre Street School building is located at 506 Sayre Street, in an older residential neighborhood near downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The school was originally built in 1891 by builder J. B. Worthington and today serves as office space. On February 19, 1982 the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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Another one that appears to be sadly deteriorating.