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Oak Place front elevation, #Huntsville, #Alabama - hpsw178SO #historical

Oak Place


George Gilliam Steele, one of Huntsville's preeminent architects, designed and built Oak Place as his country residence circa 1840 on 320 acres. An outstanding example of Early Greek Revival architecture, it was unique for the period with its split-level style, English basement, sliding pocket doors, and other unusual architectural features. Oak Place was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War and served as headquarters for General Joe Wheeler when a military camp was established in Huntsville during the Spanish-American War. Purchased by the East Huntsville Baptist Church in 1960 and renovated in 1980.


Historic American Building Survey (HABS) - 1934

National Register of Historic Places - 1974

Alabama Historical Association 2002




Again, here's a scenario wherein over a period of time, imagery has been re-examined and reworked. Or, should instead I write "manipulated"? After all, I had earlier referred to my perspective as it correlates to the definition, and art.


In this image, tilt & perspective corrections were made, as well as lighting/exposure, contrast, sharpening, etc. The sky was overexposed and clipping, so I made some corrective adjustments to it, and added a bit of vignetting which further ameliorated clipping.

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Taken on October 11, 2009