A long, wooden covered bridge, established the first connection between georgia “the well known character and reputation of horace king, the builder, is a. In his time, horace king was the most talented bridge-builder in the south, often using the town lattice truss design he was financially successful, keeping. The historic covered bridge, which spans euharlee creek, was built in 1886 by washington w king, son of famed bridge builder and freed slave horace king,. I blogged at the primary peach about one of the most respected bridge builders of the south in the 19th century i have always been fascinated.
Prior to the civil war, one-time slave horace king was famous in alabama for his bridge-building skills but it was his post civil war job that brought him to the. Horace king – bridge builder – bradwell lodge #4 (now lewis hayden #6) 2 john t king – trustee clark atlanta university – bradwell lodge #4 (now lewis. His name was horace king he was a slave for half his life, and he earned a place in history for the legacy of more than 100 covered bridges he built throughout. Horace king learned how to build town lattice covered bridges as a slave this black man was frequently called in to oversee construction of the bridges.
Horace king was an alabama slave and architect who built the biggest first construction project in 1824, which was the first bridge to connect. Horace king (sometimes horace godwin) (september 8, 1807 – may 28, 1885) was an american architect, engineer, and bridge builder king is considered the. horace king was born a slave in cheraw around 1807 under the guidance of john godwin and by working with his bridge building company, horace soon. Moore's bridge park & horace king historic site moore's who was one of the most respected master bridge builders in the area in the mid-nineteenth century. First to review this covered bridge was built in 1840s by freed slave and noted bridge builder horace king 391 feet this structure is the oldest and longest .
Development of wood trusses and covered bridge construction, explores the son of horace king, a freed slave who became a prolific bridge builder in the. Not far from interstate 85 and exit 147 at commerce, covered bridge fans will find watson mill bridge preserves the work of master bridge builder horace king. Dr richard bailey, a prominent scholar on horace king, shows off a to dedicate the gravesite of famed bridge builder horace king and the.
Horace king was a bridge builder, legislator and emancipated slave his portrait, which was donated by historian and author richard bailey,. Born a slave, horace king became a master builder who constructed covered bridges over every large river between western georgia and. The red oak creek covered bridge was built by master bridge builder horace king in the 1840s and still carries traffic across red oak creek near woodbury,. Horace king: slave & master bridge builder a part of my hometown history i learned about the relationship of john godwin and his former.
Horace king horace king (1807-1885) was the most respected bridge-builder in alabama, georgia, and northeastern mississippi during the. The most famous builder of wood bridges in georgia was horace king, a former slave from south carolina who learned the art of bridge building from his owner, . Horace king was the most respected bridge builder in west georgia, alabama, and northeast mississippi from the 1830s until the 1880s.
Horace king (reference in the baia talks interview) (september 8, 1807 king is considered the most respected bridge builder of the 19th. Horace king, born a slave on september 8, 1807 in chesterfield district, south carolina, was a successful bridge architect and builder in west georgia,. Only 12 miles north of warm springs, the old bridge is a rare surviving example of the ingenuity of famed bridge builder horace king including approaches, it.