In my spare time (all three minutes of it), I enjoy photographing old structures and abandoned buildings. I came across this home I've driven past countless times but never really stopped to pay close attention until one day last week.

The Maxwell-Hamner home on Main Avenue in Northport, Alabama, features Queen Anne style mill work, gables, and a turret that makes the house a beautiful and unique architectural icon of West Alabama.

Built around 1885 by Northport merchant, Richard Maxwell (1822 - 1885), for his daughter daughter Clara. In 1890, Clara Maxwell married Charles R. Hamner and the two moved in and made the house their home. The marriage of the two families produced the historic name the house is known by today.

See the photo gallery below.