Around Ashville, AlabamaSunday, March 06, 2011
Last month when Leslie and I went antiquing up Hwy 11, we stopped for a while in Ashville. I've posted about one of the shops that we stopped at -- the one with the gorgeous basket -- but there were so many other things to see.
This is the John W. Inzer home, which is now a museum:
This pretty house is a quilt shop - it used to be a tea room:
The Masonic Lodge, built in the 1850s:
In the city cemetery is the marker for Howard Hill who is famous in certain circles -- if you've ever seen the old 1938 movie Robin Hood, he did all the archery shooting. He's even still considered the greatest archer of all time (he won 196 straight field archery competitions). There's a Howard Hill Archery company too. And he was a great football player in the '20s at Auburn.
Now this is something you don't see in many areas anymore:
Probably the most famous photograph of a home wake is by Shelby Lee Adams in Kentucky.
Not far from there was a burned-out mobile home and another house that had all these pieces of artwork all around:
Our last destination before lunch was the John Looney house, built around 1820 and quite possibly the oldest dogtrot house in Alabama.
A two-story double dogtrot:
Lunch was at Shaw's Barbecue, which was recommended to us. It had all the hallmarks of a great bbq place -- football artwork, the Ten Commandments posted on one wall, good cue and fried pies, a tip jar "please be kind and tip waitress + cook. We share our tips cause we are a team and work hard 2gether :)" and in appreciation for our payment, we received a refrigerator magnet with the upcoming NASCAR races listed.