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The Pillared City - Greek Revival Mobile (Hardcover): John S. Sledge

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The Pillared City - Greek Revival Mobile (Hardcover)

John S. Sledge; Photographs by Sheila Hagler

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This title focuses on a classic southern port city seen through its architecture. In ""The Pillared City"", John S. Sledge presents a richly illustrated overview of the Greek Revival period in Mobile, Alabama (1825-70), when high style and vernacular columned buildings were erected on the city's streets. Using a wealth of resources such as deeds and diaries, Sledge reveals the architectural accomplishments that helped Mobile emerge from its position as a rustic backwater to become a prominent international seaport. Sledge explains how these buildings reflect coastal and national trends and details the surprisingly advanced construction techniques required of the architects and builders. Sledge offers more than an architectural history, incorporating stories such as how the triple blows of bankruptcy, yellow fever, and fire nearly obliterated Mobile in 1839. The eventful histories behind prominent landmarks such as Barton Academy, Government Street Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Oakleigh, Stewartfield, Georgia Cottage, and the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion are detailed, as are the lives of historical figures like Henry Hitchcock, James and Charles Dakin, James Gallier, Signor Vito Viti, John Trenier Sr., and Augusta Jane Evans. Featuring sixty contemporary black-and-white photographs by Sheila Hagler and a rich array of historical images, ""The Pillared City"" captures the grace and allure of Mobile's antebellum style.


Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2009
First published: September 2009
Authors: John S. Sledge
Photographers: Sheila Hagler
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-3020-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 0-8203-3020-5
Barcode: 9780820330204

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