Dr. A.M. Brown House
This historic home is significant for its association with its designer, architect William A. Rayfield, and its first owner, Dr. Arthur M. Brown. Brown was one of Birmingham's first African American physicians and Rayfield was one of Alabama's first African American architects. The Craftsman style home was constructed around 1908 for Dr. Brown and has remained in excellent condition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is currently the location of the Birmingham Art Club and A. M. Brown Memorial Community Center.
Backstory and Context
William A. Rayfield arrived in Birmingham in 1907, after having worked at the Tuskegee Institute. He designed several homes in Birmingham, but his specialty was churches.
Wright, A.J. "Arthur McKinnon Brown." Encyclopedia of Alabama. December 11, 2014. Last updated July 7, 2017. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3648.
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