Architecture

Two Miles Long and Two Yards Wide

St. Francisville, Louisiana

From the Spanish moss hanging from ancient oaks to the French, Spanish, and English architecture and landscape design, little St. Francisville holds far more than its fair share of Southern delights.

Rural Churches of the South

Florida, Virginia, West Virginia

The South has some churches of superb architecture and stature that can stand next to any of the world. But our smaller, more typical churches, especially in rural areas, have a beauty and interest all their own.

America’s Appalachian Manor

Asheville, North Carolina

George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore has been from the beginning not only a millionaire’s dream home but one of America’s most fascinating works of art

The Alabama Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama

Saved by a hair from complete destruction, Birmingham’s beautiful Alabama Theatre remains one of the South’s best examples of the impact a state’s architecture has on its culture

Princeton’s Timely Creative Renaissance

Princeton, West Virginia

Ever since the coal industry changed, this coal-built mountain town has been mining it’s native spunk and creativity to add beauty on top of beauty

Christmas in Florida: Saint Augustine’s Festive Lights and Sights

Saint Augustine, Florida

Despite the lack of very conventional Christmas-y weather, Florida has plenty of Christmas traditions all its own

The Southern Courthouse Square

Lake City, Florida; Pearisburg, Virginia; and Valdosta, Georgia

Why the courthouse square in the South and not a “village green”?

Christmas at an American Castle

Asheville, North Carolina

The Biltmore is unquestionably the closest America has come to a palace, and there’s no time like the holidays to visit this grand home

Savannah’s Unconquerable Urban Core

Savannah, Georgia

The city Sherman spared has also had the sense to save itself from economic and architectural ruin, preserving the best of its ingenious planning and native beauty

Town Overnight: The Story of Stunning Guthrie, Oklahoma’s First Capital

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Once the center of all things Oklahoma, Guthrie remains to this day one of the loveliest Victorian towns in the South

The Savannah Architecture of John S. Norris

Savannah, Georgia

He was one of the most important architects of his time, and he hit his stride of greatness when he started building in the South

Earnestine & Hazel’s

Memphis, Tennessee

From pharmacy to café to bordello to bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s many incarnations provide the perfect backdrop for local lore, tall tales, and good old-fashioned ghost stories.