J. L. Parker House, 1833-1932 (Lakewood)

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J. L. Parker House, 1833-1932 (Lakewood)


Architectural drawings; Watercolors; Houses; Dwellings; Doors & doorways; Windows; Shutters; Porches; Columns; Balconies; Stairways; Hand railings; Ironwork; Roofs; Chimneys; Moldings; Men; Women; Horses; Carriages & coaches; Trees; Landscapes (Representations)


This image is a watercolor painting of the J.L. Parker House, also known as Lakewood, in Livingston, Alabama done by James Lake Parker III in 1932. The house was built in 1833. Miss Julia Strudwick Tutwiler resided at Lakewood during her tenure as President of Alabama Normal College (now the University of West Alabama). The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, columned porch, columned balcony, exterior iron staircase with hand railing, sloped roof, and two chimneys surrounded by trees and landscaping. There is a woman on the exterior staircase, a man on the walk leading to the house, and a woman and driver in a horse-drawn carriage, all in period dress. The house is placed within framing art showing its architectural features including the molding under the roof and around the upper windows, the columns, the decorative windows around the doors, the ironwork of the exterior staircase, various scales, and a floor plan of the porch and staircase. Along the lower right edge just above the corner, there is an Alabama Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture stamp with a handwritten inscription "2nd Medal" and a stamped red star. In the lower right corner is the artist's information block which reads: "James Lake Parker III, measured drawing, Ala. Poly. Inst." The painting is in fair condition, with minor edge wear, holes, and spots of discoloration, and is encapsulated.


Parker, James Lake, III (rendering); Unknown (house)


Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives Dept. Architecture, School of -- Architectural Renderings Student Projects


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Library of Congress (Historic American Buildings Survey): http://www.loc.gov/item/al0732/ ; Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_%28Livingston,_Alabama%29






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Livingston -- Sumter County -- Alabama ; U.S. Highway 11 (Washington Street), Livingston, Sumter County, AL

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Original Format

watercolor painting

Physical Dimensions

101 x 147 cm

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