From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 10:08 AM
To: Capitol Book
Subject: A Busy Week
The Capitol Book Newsletter
Monday, October 23, 2006
1. Beautiful Mobile Ironwork
2. Huntingdon's Cards on the Table Tonight
3. Bob Inman Friday
If you've ever walked around the old parts of Mobile you've surely
noticed that nearly every building down there is graced by beautiful
ornamental ironwork. If you'd asked us anything about it, all we'd have
known was that it was wrought iron, and we'd have been wrong. It's not
wrought iron, it's cast iron, or at least most of it is, and there's
lots more we learned about it in the beautiful new book An Ornament To
the City: Old Mobile Ironwork by John Sledge, the architectural
historian for the Mobile Historic Development Commission. John is not
only an architectural historian, though. He's also a very good writer,
and, incidentally, the Book Editor of the Mobile newspaper. The book,
richly illustrated by many photographs by Sheila Hagler, belongs in the
library of every architect, every resident or ex-resident of Mobile, and
anybody else interested in Alabama history, or just enamored of the
things that make Alabama different from everywhere else.
Come meet John Sledge, who'll be here at the store TOMORROW, TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 24 FROM 5-6 PM. The book is a coffee table sort of book, $34.95
For or Against...
The hot topic around the old neighborhood is Huntingdon's plan to sell
part of the Cloverdale campus to the Lowders, who'll turn it into a
small mix of residential and commercial buildings. But before now, we've
not really known what we were arguing about, since nobody's seen any of
the actual plans for the property.
Those plans will be unveiled TONIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT 6:30 at a
public meeting in FLOWERS HALL there on the Huntingdon campus. If you
live in Cloverdale, or even if you don't live here but just love it, you
owe it to yourself and to the neighborhood to come tonight and see what
their plans actually are.
This deal is going to happen - or go down to defeat - in just a couple
of weeks in front of the City Planning Commission. Which is to say,
don't miss this meeting tonight thinking there'll be several more before
anything happens. There won't be. Come tonight!
Is It Christmas Yet?
No, but the first new Christmas book is out. It's The Christmas Bus by
ex-Montgomerian and Capitol Book favorite Bob Inman, who'll be here THIS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 for a booksigning. More about this one later this
Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106