Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome to the Bridge Tender's House

The pale yellow Bridge Tender's House adorned with a few bright flowers
 is a welcoming presence in Lafayette Park. Situated right on the river bank,
 the historic abode once served as home for the bridge tender whose job
 was to open and close the original swing bridge for boats.
That bridge was demolished to make way
 for the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1940.

6 comments:

Jeannie Marie said...

Interesting angle! I love that yellow, I may have to try and make a visit there!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautifully preserved piece of history. Love the perspective highlighting the wall.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What a pretty little house! I'm glad it survived modernization!

William Kendall said...

In this case, yellow works beautifully.

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a nice photo. Thanks for the history!

Madge Bloom said...

Beautiful...