Grove Court Apartments, Montgomery, Montgomery County, 1974 (Places in Peril 2009)
Not too long ago, the Grove Court Apartments in Montgomery may have been overlooked as just another “modern” twentieth-century building. Today, however, preservationists give more attention to identifying and preserving our recent past—those resources dating from the post–World War II era. And, now, buildings such as Grove Court are getting a second look. Designed in 1947 by local architect Clyde Pearson, this building stands out in the capital city as a rare example of the International Style, a contemporary design usually more popular in large urban areas than in smaller cities like Montgomery. Its long rectilinear form, taut plane surfaces devoid of ornamentation, concrete construction, fl at roof, deep cantilevered balconies, corner windows, and bands of metal casement windows are hallmarks of a style rooted in post–World War I Europe. Despite retaining a high level of architectural integrity, the Grove Court Apartments are in a deteriorated condition. The property is currently on the market, and new owners with a renovation plan may provide hope for this landmark of the recent past.
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Alabama's Endangered Historic Landmarks
Each year since 1994, Alabama Heritage has highlighted threatened historic sites throughout Alabama. The “Places in Peril” list has identified more than 215 imperiled historic resources throughout the state, and is compiled by the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. The locations highlight the results of deferred maintenance, perceived obsolescence, development pressures, and lack of funding—forces that now more than ever threaten our cultural legacy. But awareness is a powerful force, too, and can cultivate a renewed determination to be responsible stewards of our heritage. For more information, visit the AHC or the ATHP websites. Alabama Heritage is proud to bring to you a selection of the places designated as perilous. Please keep your comments to information relevant to the featured place in peril. Alabama Heritage reserves the right to delete any comment that we deem inappropriate.