tired old house and they are dying because people can't afford to maintain them, or pay the taxes on them. And there is not enough money from historic preservation groups to help those of us who would love to restore them.
10 endangered Alabama plantation homes, plus 15 mansions lost to history
Have you ever driven by a once-stately, crumbling old home with an obviously proud heritage and wonder why it was left to the elements?
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Oaklawn Plantation House: Located in Spring Hill, TN two miles off US 31, Oaklawn has held the imagination of Civil War buffs and historians for many years. Considered one of the finest in the region, Absalom Thompson built this brick plantation home in 1835.
Very neat "eyebrow" windows
"The most unusual feature of the house is its "eyebrow" windows set into the frieze above the pilasters, each originally masked with wooden screens utilizing a Greek Key motif. More commonly seen in Northeastern houses, these windows admitted light and air to the low-ceilinged rooms on the largely hidden third floor. The soffits feature mutules studded with guttae. A hipped roof tops the cornice." - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Bluff_Plantation#cite_note-sile...
Umbria Plantation, also known as the Samuel Pickens Plantation, was a historic cotton plantation and Greek Revival-style plantation house near what is now Sawyerville, Alabama. The plantation was established by Samuel Pickens, the younger brother of Alabama's third governor, Israel Pickens. The house was an unusual example of a raised basement plantation house built on a U-shaped plan. It was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey during the 1930s. It was destroyed in a…
Encyclopedia of Alabama
The Forks of Cypress plantation house, built ca. 1820s in Lauderdale County, a unique Alabama example of a plantation house
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The Architecture of the Old South
I have written before of my love for architecture and that of Frank Lloyd Wright, whom I still consider to be the greatest American architect that ever lived but I won’t limit myself to admiring ju…