In the early 1900s, Gustav Stickley began publication of his influential magazine The Craftsman. The magazine was devoted entirely to the construction and interior design of the Arts & Crafts movement. Stickley was an architect himself, as well as a furniture-maker. He was also an ardent proponent of the Arts & Crafts philosophy that advocated for a revolt against the presumed evils of the Industrial Revolution – mass-produced, shoddy goods – and a return to handcraftsmanship. Working with architect Harvey Ellis, Stickley designed 221 house plans which he published in The Craftsman.
Before World War II, the Craftsman was one of the most popular styles of housing. Most Craftsman homes are smaller cottages, often referred to as bungalows, with a small front porch. However, in the Southeast, these large-scaled Craftsman dwellings are quite rare.
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My name is Leland Kent and I have had an interest in abandoned places ever since I was a kid. In 2016, my obsession with the forgotten and abandoned inspired me to create this blog. My goal is to showcase the obscure, sometimes historic, forgotten places I have visited across the Southeast. I hope to preserve the past through documentation and photographs since many of these amazing places are often lost to neglect, demolition, or renovation. I released my first book, Abandoned Birmingham, in July 2018 and it is available worldwide through most major booksellers. My photographs have been featured on CBS Inside Edition, CNN Travel, Houston Chronicle, The Weather Channel, MSN, Yahoo News, NPR, the UK Sun, the Daily Mail, NOLA.com, AL.com, and many others.
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