The Art of H Scott

 

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827 Byrd Road S.E. Hartselle, Alabama 35640

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Gallery I

 

SCENES OF THE SOUTH

Waldo Bridge

Waldo, Alabama

8 3/4 x 15 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

Waldo Bridge was built in 1858 to span Talladega Creek, in the Waldo community just southeast of Talladega, Alabama, and is one of the oldest covered bridges remaining in the state. The 115 feet long bridge is located near Riddles's Hole, an 1840 gold mine that was in operation for over 100 years.  The Bridge was used by Wilson's Raiders during the Civil War but, due to deterioration, has been unusable for many years.  At present both approaches are gone and only the covered span over the creek remains.  A small grist mill is located nearby that also serves as the community town hall.

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Coldwater Bridge

Oxford, Alabama 

8 3/4 x 16 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

Coldwater Bridge was built of pine lumber in 1850 by a former slave and is one of the oldest covered bridges in Alabama.  The old structure has been moved from its original location, over Coldwater Creek in Calhoun County, to its present site in the Oxford, Alabama City Park.  It is now open to foot traffic only and was moved to this location just off interstate 20 and rebuilt in an effort to preserve it.  Remains of an old mill and dam near the original location on Coldwater Creek can still be found.

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Hurricane Creek Bridge

Brookwood, Alabama

8 3/4 x 15 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

The last covered bridge in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on state road 59 between Vance and Brookwood, has been only a memory to locals since 1961.  It was accidentally burned by campers underneath the bridge in June of that year.  The old bridge was built, using wooden pegs as fasteners, around 1850 by the early settlers of the community to span Big Hurricane Creek.

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Gillilands Bridge

Gadsden, Alabama 

8 3/4 x 16 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

This completely restored, 85ft., Town type constructed bridge now crosses a small lake at scenic Noccalula Falls, just off U.S. 11, at Gadsden, Alabama.  Only parts of the original structure, built of rough lumber and shingles on the Gilliland homestead near Reece City, remain.  The old bridge was donated to the city of Gadsden and moved to its present location in 1968.

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Salem Bridge

Opelika, Alabama

8 3/4 x 15 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

This old bridge was built in 1900 over Wacoochee Creek near Opelika, Alabama to connect the Lee County communities of Salem and Shotwell.  Hand-hewn oak pegs joined all the latticework, roof trusses and substructure.  High waters and erosion had caused damage to the bridge supports even before a tree fell across a portion of the bridge in the summer of 2005 and collapsed the entire bridge.  There are plans to move the bridge to Opelika Municipal Park and completely restore it there.

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Okachoy Bridge

Equality, Alabama 

9 3/4 x 16 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

The 56 foot long Okachoy Bridge, across Okachoy Creek in Coosa County, Alabama, was built to connect two county seats, Rockford in Coosa County and Dadeville in Tallapoosa County.  Wagons forded the small creek for years near where the bridge was later built and the ruts worn by the wagon wheels can still be seen in the rock.  This old historic bridge was burned in June of 2001.

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Kymulga Bridge

Childersburg, Alabama

8 3/4 x 15 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

Kymulga Bridge was built in 1861 and crosses Talladega Creek in the old Kymulga community near Childersburg, Alabama.  The bridge was erected just preceding the Civil War and a gristmill was constructed nearby during the war.  Both the bridge and the mill have been restored in recent years and are now open to the public.  Visitors can see corn ground in the old mill using water powered turbines with the original millstones that were imported from France.

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Rowan Oak

Oxford, Mississippi 

9 3/4 x 16 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

Rowan Oak, built in the 1840's, was the home of William Faulkner from 1930 until his death in 1962.  It was named by the Faulkner's for the legend of the Rowan tree, which is recorded in Sir James Frazer's "The Golden Bough".  After 1930 Faulkner did most of his writing at Rowan Oak.  The small office that Faulkner added on to the home has been left just as it was at the time of the author's death.

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Swann Bridge

Cleveland, Alabama

8 3/4 x 15 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints-$35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate-$50.00 each

Swann covered bridge, which stretches 324 feet across the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, is one of the longest covered bridges in the United States.  As all the Blount County, Alabama covered bridges do, the Swann Bridge uses a Town-type truss promoted by Ithiel Town, who was granted a patent on his truss.  This bridge is located just west of the community of Cleveland and is still being used.

 

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Horton Mill Bridge

Oneonta, Alabama

9 1/4 x 16 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints- $35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate- $50.00 each

Horton Mill Bridge, which is one of the only three remaining covered bridges in Blount County, Alabama, spans a vertical rock cliff gorge.  Located just off Highway 75 a few miles north of Oneonta, it is the highest covered bridge over water in the United States.  It stands 70 feet above the Calvert Prong of the Locus Fork on the Black Warrior River and is still in use. 

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Easley Bridge

Rosa, Alabama

10  x 15 image area
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Easley Bridge is the smallest of the covered bridges still remaining in Blount County, Alabama.  It spans a small creek whose banks are covered with mountain laurel, yellow jasmine, and honeysuckle, all of which bloom in the spring.  The bridge is still in use and is located about 1.5 miles south of the small community of Rosa.

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Alamuchee-Bellamy Bridge

Livingston, Alabama

10  x 15 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints- $35.00 each
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Having been originally built in 1861 across the Sucarnochee River on the old state road in Sumter County, Alabama, this old bridge now stands in its third location.  In 1924 it was moved to span Alamuchee Creek on old Bellamy-Livingston Road and was in use there until 1958.  It was removed to the campus of the University of West Alabama and restored in 1971 where it serves foot traffic only to the students.  The old historic bridge, in its first location, was used by General Nathan Bedford Forrest to move his troops into Mississippi during the Civil War.  In its Alamuchee Creek location the bridge was used for the execution by hanging of horse thief Steve Renfroe.  Quite ironically, he was serving as Sumter County Sheriff when he was apprehended.

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Nectar Bridge

Cleveland, Alabama

10  x 15 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints- $35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate- $50.00 each

Nectar Bridge, built over Locust Fork in 1932, was the seventh longest covered bridge in the world.  It was burned by vandals in 1993, leaving the small Nectar community of Blount County, Alabama with a great sense of loss.  The old bridge had been a community meeting place and the site of many baptism ceremonies in the past.  It was also said by many to have been haunted by the ghost of a U.S. Mail carrier who had died there.

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W. C. Handy Home

Florence, Alabama

9 3/4 x 16 1/2 image area
Signed Open Edition Prints- $35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate- $50.00 each

Although now a few blocks from its original location , the boyhood home of William Christopher Handy on the west side of Florence, Alabama is an impressive sight.  Handy,  who would later be known as "The Father of the Blues", was probably best known for his compositions of "St. Louis Blues" and "Beale Street Blues".  He was born in this tiny log cabin on Nov. 16, 1873 and spent his boyhood in the area accumulating the musical knowledge he would later use to produce the sounds of the "blues". 

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             Morning Glory                               Honeysuckle                                Trumpet Vines

               8 1/2 x 12                                       7 x 16                                          8 1/2 x 12

Individual Signed Prints- $35.00 each
Matted with brass name plate- $50.00 each

Set of all 3 signed prints-$90.00 each
Set Matted with brass plate-$125.00 each

These three paintings by H. Scott Grammer represent a swiftly vanishing age of machinery on the farms of the southern United States.  These neglected old relics are now being overtaken by the foliage native to the region.  Even though rust has become the dominant hue of most of this old equipment, there is a beauty in the contrasting colors of the blooming plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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