Dearing Place, 1837-1934
Architectural drawings; Watercolors; Houses; Dwellings; Doors & doorways; Windows; Shutters; Porches; Columns; Balconies; Hand railings; Woodwork; Roofs; Chimneys; Moldings; Wreaths; Women; Trees; Landscapes (Representations)
This image is a watercolor painting of the Dearing Place (also known as the Dearing House or the Dearing-Swaim House or Spence House) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama done by W.N. Chambers in 1934. The house was built in 1837. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, two-story columned porch, steps, balcony, wooden railing, sloped roof and two chimneys surrounded by trees and landscaping. There is a woman in period dress on the porch. The house is placed within framing art showing its architectural features including the wooden balcony railing, the door, a shutter, a corner of the roof and the molding under it, columns, floor plans, scales, a side view of the interior and exterior of the house and two wreaths. In the lower right corner, there is an Alabama Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture stamp with a handwritten inscription "2nd Medal" and the artist's information block which reads: "A house in Tuscaloosa, Ala. measured and drawn by W.N. Chambers, A.P.I., April 14, 1934." There are two labels on the lower right edge. The first reads: "School of Architecture Architectural Renderings, RG 457, Original number 20, "The Dearing Place." The second reads: "20." The painting is in excellent condition and is encapsulated.
Chambers, W. N. (rendering) ; Dearing, Alexander (house)
Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives Dept. Architecture, School of -- Architectural Renderings Student Projects
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Tuscaloosa -- Tuscaloosa County -- Alabama ; 2111 Fourteenth Street, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL
Still Image Item Type Metadata
watercolor painting, 87 x 124 cm
87 x 124 cm