Stiefelmeyer's

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Stiefelmeyer's
Stiefelmeyer's July 2012 02.jpg
The building in July 2012
Stiefelmeyer's is located in Alabama
Stiefelmeyer's
Location 202 1st Ave. SE, Cullman, Alabama
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Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1892 (1892)
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 83003444[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 22, 1983
Designated ARLH January 19, 1978[2]

Stiefelmeyer's is a historic commercial building in Cullman, Alabama. The store was founded in 1888, and occupied a two-story frame storehouse until it was destroyed by fire in 1892. Although brick had already become the material of choice for commercial buildings in the town, the current Stiefelmeyer's was built in 1892 of wood. An addition was constructed in 1900, expanding the building to its current size. As other wood commercial buildings were destroyed by fire and replaced with brick structures, Stiefelmeyer's remains the only example of the once-dominant building material in Cullman's commercial district.

The two-story building was designed in Italianate style. The building has a tall cornice with scroll-cut brackets and modillions. The front façade features two sets of double-leaf doors, each flanked by large display windows resting on marble base panels. A shed roofed canopy, similar to the one installed around 1900, covers the sidewalk along the front. The first floor doors and windows are topped with prism glass transoms. Two further entrances are along the 2nd Street side, one in the middle, and a recessed entrance near the rear. Several one-over-one sash windows with small transoms also line the side of the building. The second floor on the front and side also have rows of one-over-one windows.[3]

The building was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1978 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[2][1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Staff (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved March 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Template:ARLHref
  3. Bayer, Linda (June 13, 1983). "Stiefelmeyer's". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>