Monday, December 21, 2009

Historic Terrace Court



Today we revisit Southside's historic Terrace Court building. Located on the corner of 20th Street and Highland Avenue, my sources say it was the first high rise building built in the south. ( Guess that was pre Burj Dubai! ) I'm guessing the tile floor below is original to the building. I've posted photos from two businesses housed here: Chaffin Carousel Carving School here and Dave's Pub here. Hope to go inside and get some photos when I make a visit to Chaffin's after the holidays.



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13 comments:

Birdman said...

I love this image of the stairs and stone railing.

brattcat said...

And I'm fascinated by the brickwork in the second image.

Rob said...

Stepping up into history. Interesting architecture full of great details.

Thérèse said...

A very busy architecture! As busy as I am, lol... I'll switch to your French side now :)

JM said...

Great perspective and details!
Your header is SO... Christmas! :-) Really nice shot!

Daryl said...

Life has gotten in the way of blog visiting .. I apologize ... wonderful shot and I always have the same thought when I see old staircases: If only they could talk .. imagine all that has gone up/down and on them

J Bar said...

Amazing architecture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ken Mac said...

absolute elegance. Wow, such old school southern charm V

Petrea said...

I love old buildings the best.

Bob Crowe said...

Why that looks positively you-row-peein'. British, specifically. Old money elegance in B'ham.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes the Greek keys above the bricks in the next to last image. Nice post, Virginia!

"Nice" - That reminds «Louis» of those hypocritical women in his native Texas, drawling "Well, isn't thet niiice?!", their false sincerity dripping from their voices, spoken about something of which they actually disapproved of...

Perhaps «Louis» should modify his text to "That's a fine post, Virginia." He really means it. ;-)

Julie said...

Love the detail in these images, VJ. The colours and textures of the first fill me with quiet joy. Unassuming yet contributing at the same time. My sort of concept.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

detail photos are my favorite. The greek key pattern is a favorite of mine