Autopsy of Architecture

Stories Behind the Nation's Historic Buildings & Structures

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John McCown House

Photo © 2017 David Bulit, John McCown House - Mayfield, Georgia

Just on the outskirts of Sparta is the Birdsong House, also known as the John McCown House, located in the unincorporated community of Mayfield which consists mostly of middle to low-class citizens. Back in the early 1800s though, Mayfield and all of Hancock County were thriving as plantations flourished due to the large demand for

Clayborn Temple and the Memphis Sanitation Strike

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Clayborn Temple - Memphis, Tennessee

Clayborn Temple is a historic church with national significance due to its role in the events of the Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968. The church started in 1888, the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church, decided to purchase a lot on the corner of Pontotoc and Hernando for the construction of their new building. Ground was