George Franklin Barber Homes in Union Springs, AlabamaFriday, January 23, 2009
I got an email last week from Chris (hi Chris!) who enjoys the architecture of George Franklin Barber - he graduated college from Tennessee but lives up north now - and was wondering if I was going to be in Union Springs any time soon. I wrote him back that I was going to be in Union Springs later that day just by coincidence, and he called me with the addresses of two homes there that were built with GFB plans (I told him I was doing this in spite of the fact he was a Vol!)!
This is the other GFB house that Chris gave me directions to. When we pulled up outside, I noticed that there was someone on the side porch, so I got up and told them that I really loved the design of their house:
Everything about this home was just exquisite, and although there was some disrepair it was beautiful. It reminded me a little of the Robert Polidori: Havana book that we have, where the homes in Cuba that were just decadent years and years ago today still have this very worn elegance...