A Photo for Friday




November 22, 2017

Shelby, AL

Continuing a theme from last week: the industrial remains of the greater Birmingham, AL region. These are the remains of a chemical plant that operated from 1918 to 1919 near what was the Shelby Iron Works

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Mister Bluster says:

    Looks like that place will hold the heat in as good as my 1977 model trailer house.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:


  3. Franklin says:

    I think that’s held up pretty well if it really last operated over a century ago!?

  4. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    nice perspective. Amazing how well some of this stuff holds up, isn’t it?