Abandoned Montgomery: Ruins of the Confederate Capitol

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Montgomery, Alabama, is the birthplace of the Confederacy and the site of many protests during the Civil Rights Movement. A constant battleground of morals and politics, the city has been in a downward spiral for decades. Its buildings are a reminder of its storied, and in many ways, controversial past. David Bulit, a long-time photographer and historian, guides readers through the city’s lesser known history. Abandoned Montgomery features the house on Goldthwaite, a mansion built for a U.S. marshal, located in what was once a wealthy and thriving neighborhood; the Grove Court Apartments, a complex built to fill the influx of people in the city following World War II; the Sayre Street School, a once historic school turned funeral home; Capitol City Dry Cleaners, part of a superfund site which contaminated part of the city’s groundwater; the town of Spectre, a movie set used for the movie Big Fish; and much more.
ISBN: 9781634992916
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Alabama
Series: America Through Time
Images: 152
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
DAVID BULIT is a Hialeah native, a city within the Greater Miami area. He began urban exploring in 2009 after watching a documentary on it called Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness, and was fascinated with the stories and places, especially one portion of the film involving the exploration of an abandoned rocket testing facility near Everglades National Park. He took up photography shortly afterwards to share with others the places he has visited, and has since had his work shared with both local and international news outlets and websites. More of his work can be found at www.davidbulit.com.
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