John S. Sledge

Books
12:02 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

"The Pillared City: Greek Revival Mobile," by John S. Sledge, Photography by Sheila Hagler

In Alabama, Greek Revival may have flourished best in Mobile, but when planters from the Black Belt came to town to meet with their cotton factors and to shop, they liked what they saw and sometimes had their country rural places built in this style.

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Don Noble
10:52 am
Mon March 5, 2007

An Ornament to the City: Old Mobile Ironwork

Sledge's story is in large part a sad tale, however, due to the lack of preservation in Mobile. But, along the way, we learn a lot about the various kinds of ironwork, both locally manufactured and shipped from Philadelphia and NYC, how it came to flourish there, and what happened to it.

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