Category Archives: Americana

Fresh Peanuts

Morris Avenue is a narrow cobble stone avenue that was named for Josiah Morris. Morris, was one of the initial shareholders in the Elyton Land Company who proposed the name “Birmingham” for the new city. By the late 1800’s Morris Avenue was lined with three and four-story brick warehouses. One of these building has been home to one of the city’s most famous icons, Peanut Depot. The building was built in 1885. Then around the 1930 or 40’s Peanut Depot, which the Cassimuss family had started in 1907 at a different location on Morris Avenue, move in to their new space and resumed its operation.
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Sloss Furnaces – Acrylic Gel Project

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Earlier this year, I visited Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Sloss began making Pig Iron in 1882 and continued until 1971. Today the unique park is the only one of its type in existence.

 

I decide to take the above shot and give it a painterly appearance by using Snap Art 3 software by Alien Skin. Snap Art allows you to experiment with multiple artistic styles. Afterwards, I cropped the photograph and had it printed at Bay Photo on an 8×20 canvas textured paper, and then mounted onto a 2mm black styrene backing.

 

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Horton Mill Covered Bridge

 

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The Horton Mill Covered Bridge is a Town Lattice Truss construction over two spans and crosses the Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River in Blount County, Alabama. It is located on Horton Mill Road and Covered Bridge Circle off State Route 75 about 5 miles north of the city of Oneonta.

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Easley Covered Bridge

 

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The Easley Covered Bridge is located in Blount County on Easley Bridge Road off U.S. Route 231, just south of the town of Rosa, about 5 miles northwest of the city of Oneonta. The county-owned bridge is constructed of a combination of both wood and metal, and spans the Dub Branch of the Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River.

 

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John Looney House

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Captain John Looney and his company of Volunteers from Maury County Tennessee, fought under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, where they defeated the Creek Indians during the war of 1812. When the conflict ended in 1814 the resulting treaty made it possible for Alabama to become a state in 1818.

 

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