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9 ornate Southern-style wrought-iron balconies

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Gorgeous, graceful balconies, crafted from intricate ironwork, adorn many homes and businesses in the Southern states. Here’s a look at some stunning examples!

1) Ironwork balcony on South Battery Street, Charleston

Ironwork balcony - South Battery Street, Charleston

 

2) A vista through iron lace, New Orleans (photo from 1920s)

A vista through iron lace, New Orleans-1920s

 

3) Pontalba buildings, New Orleans (1920s)

Pontalba buildings, New Orleans-1920s

 

4) Pontalba buildings, New Orleans (photo from 1937)

Chartres Street, opposite Jackson Square

Pontalba Buildings, Chartres St. opp. Jackson Sq., New Orleans-c1937

 

5) St James’ Hotel, Selma, Alabama (photo from 1939)

1939-St. James' Hotel, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama

 

6) Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House (photo from 1936)

230 Barnard Street, Savannah, Georgia

1936-Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House, 230 Barnard Street, Savannah

 

7) Dock Street Theatre Charleston, South Carolina (photo from 1936)

Dock Street Theatre Charleston c1936

 

8) Sanford-Staylor House in Mobile, Alabama (photo from 1936)

Servants Quarters on Saint Francis Street, originally built around 1830

Sanford-Staylor House Servants Quarters Saint Francis Street, Mobile-1936

 

9) Hardee-Hartridge house, Savannah

3 Gordon Street, West, Savannah, Georgia. The home started to be built by Noble W Hardee in late 1850, and was completed by Algernon S Hartridge after the Civil War.

Hardee-Hartridge house Savannah

 

All photos courtesy the US Library of Congress

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