105 South Washington Street

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Building at 105 S. Washington Street
105 South Washington Street Huntsville May 2011.jpg
The building in May 2011
105 South Washington Street is located in Alabama
105 South Washington Street
105 South Washington Street is located in the US
105 South Washington Street
Location 105 S. Washington St., Huntsville, Alabama
Coordinates 34°43′54″N 86°35′7″W / 34.73167°N 86.58528°W / 34.73167; -86.58528Coordinates: 34°43′54″N 86°35′7″W / 34.73167°N 86.58528°W / 34.73167; -86.58528
Area less than one acre
Built 1931 (1931)
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS Downtown Huntsville MRA
NRHP reference # 84000653[1]
Added to NRHP May 23, 1984

105 South Washington Street in Huntsville, Alabama, is a historic commercial building. It was built in 1931, after the previous building on the site had burned in 1925, the street level of the two-story brick building has three single-pane windows on either side of a recessed entry. A row of similar windows runs above the street level, separated by a row of rectangular panels. Above the storefront level sits a panel of soldier course bricks, with decorative terra cotta floral blocks on the corners, the same blocks are used on the top corners of the surrounds for five windows above. The frieze is terra cotta, with a series of narrow flutes above a decorative bed-mould chain. The cornice features a geometric X-pattern with small dentils on each block, the terra cotta detailing exhibits Art Deco influence, popular at the time the building was constructed.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bayer, Linda (May 31, 1979). "Building at 105 S. Washington Street" (PDF). Historic Resources of Downtown Huntsville. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014.  See also: "Accompanying photos" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014.