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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Birmingham: 1936

Birmingham: 1936

March 1936. Workers' company houses and outhouses. Republic Steel, Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph by Walker Evans. View full size.

 

Square top houses

In the real estate business, those are commonly known as "foursquare" style.

Nice hips...

In construction vernacular, those square top houses would have what we call a hip roof. Sometimes called a hipped roof, as well. No ridge, all hips.

Birmingham "square top" houses

There are still some of these square top houses out in Titusville, near the old gravel quarry that's been converted into an artist colony.

Birmingham "square top" house

A classic view of a Birmingham District company town with the typical "square top" houses. Thanks for creating this photoblog!

 
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