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Grand Entrance: 1939

Grand Entrance: 1939

1939. "Watts-Parkman-Gillman House, 713 Mabry Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Two-story masonry construction dates to 1852. Greek Revival stone columns across front. Fine ironwork on second-story balcony." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

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Those Column Capitals...

...are copied from the Tower of the Winds, in Athens. They were popular in the Greek Revival era because they looked like Corinthian capitals but cost less. Read all about them here.

The Column Capitals...

Are sort of neo-Egyptian, round with a single tier of leaves. The more common column capitals would have been Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Uncommon for the era.

Sturdivant Hall now

Sturdivant Hall

Nice Detail

On both floors, small columns echo the larger columns by the doors. Handsome; hope we have a 'today' picture for this beautiful house.

Hurrah, it is still with us, as glorious as ever!

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