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Property Name Maysville Historic District
Reference Number 13000959
State Alabama
County Mobile
Town Mobile
Street Address Bounde d by Virginia St. , Ann St., Duval St., and Houston St .
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/25/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Archaeology: Historic/Non-Aboriginal
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000959.pdf
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The Maysville Historic District is locally significant under Criterion C for architecture for its large concentration of late 19th and early to mid-20th century houses. Late 19th century architectural styles include Late Victorian and Classical Revival. Early to mid- 20th century styles include the Four Square, Colonial Revival, Craftsman/bungalow, Minimal Traditional and early Ranch homes. The diversity of styles reflects national tastes, but also illustrates regional influences. Raised brick foundations, large recessed or projecting porches, low pitched roofs with wide eaves and extensive use of windows and doors for light and ventilation are common local features. This did not change until the advent of central air and heating, which resulted in housing styles and forms that more closely followed housing in the rest of the country regardless of geographic location.

 

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