Architectural drawings; Watercolors; Houses; Dwellings; Doors & doorways; Windows; Shutters; Porches; Columns; Balconies; Hand railings; Ironwork; Roofs; Towers; Moldings; Vases; Women; Trees; Landscapes (Representations)
This image is a watercolor painting of the Varner-Alexander House (also known as Grey Columns) in Tuskegee, Alabama done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, two story columned porch, steps, balcony, iron hand railing, decorative ironwork, sloped roof, and tower room rising from the roof 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 molding under the roof and above the windows, the columns, the iron railing from the balcony, the decorative ironwork on the side of the house, the decorative windows framing the door, various scales, and stone vases. In the lower right corner, there is an Alabama Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture stamp. Above the stamp there is a handwritten inscription "1st Medal." The painting is in fair condition with a minor hole in the top left corner, and is encapsulated.
Unknown (rendering); Varner, William (house)
Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives Dept. Architecture, School of -- Architectural Renderings Student Projects
Auburn University Libraries
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Library of Congress (Historic American Buildings Survey): http://www.loc.gov/item/al0335/ ; Alabama Department of Archives and History (Varner-Alexander family photos): http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/search/collection/photo/searchterm/varner-alexander%20tuskegee/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/cosuppress/
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Tuskegee -- Macon County -- Alabama ; Old Montgomery Road (Institute Road), Tuskegee, Macon County, AL (Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site)
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97 x 143 cm