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Mason Building

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Area  less than one acre
Architect  Edgar Love
Opened  1927
Built  1927 (1927)
NRHP Reference #  80000719
Added to NRHP  22 September 1980
Mason Building
Location  115 E. Clinton Ave., Huntsville, Alabama
MPS  Downtown Huntsville MRA
Similar  Southern Adventures, Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville Museum of Art, Twickenham Historic District, Huntsville Botanical Garden

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The Mason Building is a historic commercial building in Huntsville, Alabama. It was built by the owners of Mason's Furniture, which was founded in 1908. In 1927, they built a new building which they intended to lease to other tenants. It was designed to be built in stages, and be up to five stories tall, but only the first two were ever built. Sears Roebuck began leasing the building in March 1929, at which time a mezzanine and elevator were added. Sears left Huntsville in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, and Mason's moved their store into the building. The company operated until 1977; since then, the building has housed a number of businesses, including a pub.

The fa├žade is clad in terra cotta tiles, with piers at the corners extending above the cornice. The ground floor has large glass panes and a recessed central entrance. A terra cotta band painted with a wave pattern separates the ground floor from the mezzanine-level windows, three in each bay. The mezzanine and second floor are separated by stepped rows of tiles, a wider band which originally featured a scalloped molding with a bell design, two rows of dentils (small then large), and a cornice. The second floor is divided by two wide piers, with two multi-light casement windows in the outer bays and three in the middle. The simple cornice and piers extending above it are a by-product of the intended five-story design being cut short.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

References

Mason Building Wikipedia


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