5 Places That Prove We Don't Build Them Like We Used To

November 26, 2014 4 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

They say we don't build them like we used to. Here's five places around town that suggest this saying may be true.

1. Dorsey Company Bakery

100 years ago, this building was the largest and most modern bakery in the South.

Now a part of Kirby Smith Middle School's campus, this Mediterranean Revival style building was the Dorsey-O'Neil Bakery when it opened in 1914. Who would have thought a place created to churn out 200,000 loaves of bread and cakes each day, needed to look like this?

The former bakery's fermentation room along North Main Street.

The bakery's ovens were behind this wall along North Hubbard Street.

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