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The Modernization of Tuscaloosa’s Built Environment: The Architecture of Don Buel Schuyler, 1937 – 1964

Don Buel Schuyler
Don Buel Schuyler

The University of Alabama’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum showcased local architecture November 8, 2016, through February 27. 2017.  The exhibit, “The Modernization of Tuscaloosa’s Built Environment: The Architecture of Don Buel Schuyler, 1937 – 1964,” chronicled Schuyler’s work, primarily highlighting his contributions to Tuscaloosa but touching on his entire career.”

As designer for many notable residential and commercial buildings in Tuscaloosa, including 1 Wood Manor, the Queen City Bath House and Possom Hollow, Schuyler was known for his innovative approach. While still in college, he patented the use of concrete beams and upright foundations, something no one else had done at the time”, said Katherine Edge, museum director.   He also worked with Frank Lloyd Wright on a few projects before he branched off on his own. Read More

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