Several weeks ago I traveled back to the Shelby Iron Works located in Shelby County, Alabama. Afterwards, while processing my images I ended up focusing on several buildings located near the iron works instead.
These are processed using Lightroom, Perfect Photo Suite. Then I took each image and processed it again using Snap Art to give it a painting appearance.
The original Dennemora Hotel was built in 1863 but burned in 1898. The Shelby Iron Company rebuilt the hotel and called it the New Dennemora Hotel. It was a two-story wood frame state-of-the-art thirty room hotel.
It was completed in 1900 at a cost of $10,000. It is said that the hotel was the state’s first hotel to have electricity and internal plumbing, and until it’s closing in the 1970’s, was considered the oldest operating hotel in Alabama.
Looking through this porch window an old school desk is seen across the room.
Down the road a way is this old store.