Monday, March 1, 2010

Building history

I did not expect to see jaw- dropping historic architecture on my "mommy jaunt" to Mobile, Alabama....But never under estimate a small southern town. Two beauties that I spotted are authored by local architect George Bigelow Rogers. Arriving in Mobile on his way to a vacation in Mexico young Bigelow decided to stay and reap the rewards of a boom economy at the turn of the century. From what I can quickly see one of Bigelow's first commissions was the re-design of the Methodist Government Street Church already dubbed the "The Beehive"...Bigelow's choice of style in this instance is the Spanish Colonial....but what a warm up to his 1920' commision of the Scottish Rite Temple in all its Eygptian Revival Glory..What a guy this Bigelow must have been.

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