Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

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NewSouth Books, 2012 - History - 174 pages
Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what some would call progress. More than two hundred photographs of lost buildings give three historians the opportunity to relate stories of those who once worshipped, learned, and lived in Auburn. Together, these photographs and the accompanying text vividly convey the uniqueness of the village of Auburn that was. Lost Auburn is more than just a document about the lost architectural fabric of a charming village. It is both a volume of insightful commentary and an opportunity to reflect on the role of community in the life of a Southern town.
 

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Contents

The Setting
3
A Town of Schools
47
Churches
61
Early Period Houses
77
From the Civil War to World Conflict 18651918
91
Scrapbook of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
105
Auburn Houses After World War I
111
Businesses
127
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About the author (2012)

Ralph Draughon Jr. serves on the Alabama Historical Commission and the board of directors of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. A Ph.D. in southern history from the University of North Carolina, he taught at the University of Georgia, established a research center at Stratford Hall (Robert E. Lee's birthplace in Virginia), served as curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection, and acted as historical advisor to a major national archeological firm.

Delos Hughes is a native of Auburn, Alabama. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He taught political philosophy at Washington and Lee University from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. As Emeritus Professor of Politics, he researches architectural history subjects. Hughes has published studies of courthouses in Alabama, Virginia, and South Carolina; a New Deal homesteads project in Tennessee; and an early effort to design buildings for the University of Alabama. He is a co-author of three books from NewSouth Books: Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs , Historic Alabama Courthouses: A Century of Their Images and Stories , and No Place Like Home: An Architectural Study of Auburn, Alabama--The First 150 Years .

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