Autopsy of Architecture

Stories Behind the Nation's Historic Buildings & Structures

Tag: national register of historic places

Uniontown United Methodist Church

Photo © 2021 David Bulit, United Methodist Church - Uniontown, Alabama

The United Methodist Church in Uniontown, Alabama is a brick Greek Revival church building constructed in 1858 by local builder Theophilus Gilliam Fowler. Its history dates back to February 11, 1842, when the Methodists obtained a lot on Water Street from Uniontown pioneers Philip and Anne Weaver and soon erected a wooden building. Something interesting

Foster-Thomason-Miller House

Photo © 2015 David Bulit, Foster-Thomason-Miller House - Madison, Georgia

The Foster-Thomason-Miller House is a historic home located in the Madison Historic District in Madison Georgia, built by Legare H. Foster in 1883. It was later owned by Robert Usher Thomason and his family, and then the Miller family in the 1970s who restored the house to its former grandeur. Incorporated on December 12, 1809,

Memorial Auditorium

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, Memorial Auditorium - Gary, Indiana

The Gary Memorial Auditorium is an abandoned civic center in Gary, Indiana, constructed to commemorate residents of the city of Gary that were killed fighting in World War I. Commissioned by the Gary Land Company, a subsidiary of the U.S. Steel Company, the building was designed by local architect Joseph Henry Wildermuth who had previously

Kizer House

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, Kizer Mansion - South Bend, Indiana

Currently undergoing restoration, The Kizer House, also known as the Castle, was built around 1888 by businessman William L. Kizer for his family. The two and a half story home was designed in the Romanesque style, built of ashlar stone with an irregular plan, high pitched roof, and corner turret giving it the appearance of

Antebellum Arlington

Photo © 2018 David Bulit, Antebellum Arlington - Natchez, Mississippi

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River lies an abandoned antebellum known as Arlington in the city of Natchez, the county seat and only city in Adams County, Mississippi. First established in 1716 by French colonists, Natchez was once a prominent city during the antebellum years as a center for cotton planters and trade

Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary was erected in 1829 and at the time, it was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country with a final price tag of $750,000. Its architectural significance first arose in 1821, when British architect John Haviland was chosen to design the building. Haviland found most of his inspiration for

100 North Main

Photo © 2016 David Bulit | 100 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee

Built in 1965, 100 North Main is the tallest building in Memphis, Tennessee, standing at 430 feet with 37 floors. Since its construction, it has remained a focal point of the Memphis riverfront skyline. The building was designed by Robert Lee Hall, of Memphis’ largest office building (based on square footage), Clark Tower, as well

H. Gordon & Sons Department Store

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, H. Gordon and Sons Department Store - Gary, Indiana

The former H. Gordon and Sons Department Store is an abandoned four-story brick building located in downtown Gary, Indiana. The building was originally constructed for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to serve as a lodge. In 1923, architecture firm George W. Maher & Son was commissioned to design a new temple of the

United States Post Office – Gary, Indiana

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, United States Post Office - Gary, Indiana

The former United States Post Office located in downtown Gary, Indiana was constructed in 1936 as part of the New Deal, a series of programs, public works projects, financial reforms, and regulations established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to respond to needs for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression. The new post office

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