Feature of the Month

Pizitz Building

Pizitz Building

For over sixety years, the Pizitz Building served as the flagship store for the Pizitz Department Chain. In the days when the downtown department store ruled the retail business, the Pizitz Building stood as a benchmark over the rest in Birmingham until its closure in 1988.


Date:

March 1st, 2013

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Commercial

Photographer:

Jon Stone

Recent Locations

Thomas Jefferson Hotel

Thomas Jefferson Hotel

The Thomas Jefferson Hotel represents a long lost era of grand hotels. Standing at 19 stories and 287 feet tall, it quietly sits on downtown Birmingham's west end reminding us of the past that once was. Completed in 1929, it sits at 1631 2nd Avenue North.


Date:

October 1st, 2012

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Hotel | Residence

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Tennessee Coal and Iron Ensley

TCI Ensley

TCI Ensley is located in the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. Once one of the largest steel mills in the world, today it sits in rustic ruins.


Date:

September 1st, 2012

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

Class:

Industrial

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Six Flags New Orleans

Six Flags New Orleans

Six Flags New Orleans is located in the Ninth Ward off Interstate I-510 in eastern New Orleans. Originally named Jazzland, the park closed in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina damaged it and never opened again.


Date:

August 1st, 2012

Location:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Class:

Amusement Park

Photographer:

Jon Stone




The Drish House

Drish House

The Drish House is a historic plantation house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Originally the residence for Dr. John. R. Drish and his family. Standing for over 175 years, the house has witnessed remarkable events throughout its history.


Date:

August 1st, 2012

Location:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Class:

Residence

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Texas International Airlines Flight 655

TA Flight 655

Texas International Airlines Flight 655 was a Convair 600 registered as N94230 en route from Memphis, Tennessee to Dallas, Texas. After a scheduled stop in El Dorado, Arkansas the plane crashed into Black Fork Mountain in Arkansas on the night of September 27th, 1973. All eight passangers and three crewmembers were killed.


Date:

July 15th, 2012

Location:

Mena, Arkansas

Class:

Aviation

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Spectre, Alabama

Spectre

Spectre is a fictional town located outside of Montgomery, Alabama. This town was a custom set built for Tim Burton's fantasy film Big Fish.


Date:

July 15th, 2012

Location:

Montgomery, Alabama

Class:

Ghost Town

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Ambassador Hotel

Spectre

The Ambassador Hotel originally opened in 1924 as 310 West Church Street Apartments. Designed by one of Atlanta's most prominent architectural firms, it was the first upscale apartments in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Starting in 1944 the building saw many short lived named changes until 1955 when the building would be named the Ambassador Hotel. In 1997 after multiple code violations and drug busts the building was condemned by the city of Jacksonville


Date:

July 15th, 2012

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Class:

Hotel

Photographer:

Jon Stone




Public School Number Four

Spectre

Annie Lytle Elementary also known as Public School Number Four was built in 1917 and opened in 1918. The school originally overlooked Riverside Park until the completion of the I-95 and I-10 interchange in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Due to its isolated location underneath the interchange, the school would close for good in 1960.


Date:

July 15th, 2012

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Class:

School

Photographer:

Jon Stone

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