Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's All In The Details


When strolling along 20th Street in downtown Birmingham recently, I looked up and found this lovely old window. Loved the details.  Can anyone supply us with the name of this building?

9 comments:

altadenahiker said...

No, I can't. But I met two people from Birmingham this weekend, and they weren't nearly so charming as you. I was shocked; I kept waiting for them to be interesting.

jb said...

Come on, V - do the investigative stuff....

Luis Gomez said...

You are so right! Details are wonderful.

Daryl said...

Love it, I wish 'they' hadnt painted over it, I bet if it was steam/sand blasted it would be even more gorgeous

Virginia said...

HIker, I'm still laughing.

JB, that's YOUR job.

Luis, thank you

Daryl, I think it's metal like the other buiilding we photographed that day, or at least some of it's metal. Look at the rust.

Birdman said...

That BIG white building over there.

TheChieftess said...

Very cool windows!!! Love the detail! Our Virgina Southern Belle is one in a million I'm guessing!!!

Bob Crowe said...

It's obviously seen better days but it's full of elegance. I guess that's the story of a lot of historic American urban buildings.

Dystopos said...

It was originally the Nabers, Morrow & SInnige drugstore, a five-story commercial building erected in 1898 and designed by Harry B. Wheelock.

I'll look this weekend to make sure, but I suspect the exterior has always been white, and is a combination of glazed brick with terra-cotta details and cast iron columns.