Donegan Block

105-109 N. Side Sq., Huntsville, Alabama

Two-and-one-half-story, Italianate Revival brick structure on the Courthouse Square

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Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2014

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Description 

"The Donegan Block is an attached, two-and-one-half-story, brick structure of Italianate Revival design. The facade is divided into four bays by shallow brick pilasters which were faced with cast iron on the street level; only remnants of these remain. Each bay has three windows; the second floor windows are of tall, narrow proportions and have round heads. Heavy roll moldings with a keystone wrap around the top of each window. The attic floor also has three openings per bay, but these are short, squat, shuttered vents with segmental arched tops, roll moldings and keystones. A high, bracketed, metal cornice projects beyond the wall surface. The first floor has been altered several times; but, during the most recent renovation, an attempt was made to restore the three eastern bays in a manner consistent with the upper facade. The ground floor of the western bay has been recessed, arcaded and painted. The bays are 25 feet wide and the cornice is 32 feet high. The roof slopes toward the rear where the building is only two stories high."

Quoted from Historic Resources of Downtown Huntsville by Linda Bayer, May 31, 1979, for the National Park Service.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1980
Reference number
80000706
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Italianate Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Business
Current function
Business
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1870

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2020: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • December 3, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • National Register database - Reference number 80000706