• Hilltop Sanatorium | Photo © 2016 Bullet, wwwautopsyofarchitecture.com

    Hilltop Sanatorium*

    In the early-20th century, the tuberculosis epidemic was running rampant throughout the Northeastern United States and many cities began taking the initiative and constructed sanatoriums to house and care for the sick patients in the area. Hilltop Sanatorium was built on a sloped hilltop surrounded by 500 acres of forest. Modeled after southern plantations, the […]

  • Ruffner No. 2 Mine | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Ruffner No. 2 Mine

    Ruffner No. 2 mine was an ore mine operating from about 1886 to 1953 on the southeastern slopes of Ruffner Mountain to supply the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company with red iron ore. The mine originally employed drift mining techniques to access exposed outcrops of the soft iron-rich Irondale Seam and some parallel outcrops of […]

  • Town of Spectre | Photo © 2017 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Town of Spectre

    Spectre is a fictional town in the 2003 Tim Burton film “Big Fish”. In the movie, Edward Bloom takes an abandoned path through a haunted forest where he eventually comes upon a small town. The town has no roads lead or cut through Spectre. It contains rows of homes and businesses which lead up to […]

  • Big Blossom Orphanage | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Big Blossom Orphanage*

    *This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. This mansion was built in the early-1900s for an army corps inspector, his wife and daughters. The house was described has having long draperies which hung from the ceiling to the floors, and the large marble staircase and halls were polished […]

  • Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

    Slossfield Community Center

    Dr. Thomas Boulware, later nicknamed ‘The Old Stork’, was brought over to Birmingham by Dr. Charles Carraway where he performed many of Alabama’s obstetric firsts including the first pregnancy test administered, the first ‘bikini cut’ Caesarean section, and the first OB/GYN residency approved in the state. In the realm of the indigent care though, Boulware […]

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Big Blossom Orphanage | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Big Blossom Orphanage*

*This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. This mansion was built in the early-1900s for an army corps inspector, his wife and daughters. The house was described has having long draperies which hung from the ceiling to the floors, and the large marble staircase and halls were polished […]

Slossfield Community Center | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Slossfield Community Center

Dr. Thomas Boulware, later nicknamed ‘The Old Stork’, was brought over to Birmingham by Dr. Charles Carraway where he performed many of Alabama’s obstetric firsts including the first pregnancy test administered, the first ‘bikini cut’ Caesarean section, and the first OB/GYN residency approved in the state. In the realm of the indigent care though, Boulware […]

Garden State Sanatorium | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Garden State Sanatorium*

*This location is undisclosed to help prevent further vandalism and damage to the property. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease with a high mortality rate. The tuberculosis epidemic started in Europe around the 17th century known as the Great White Plague, because of how pale those infected with TB had become. High population density, as well […]