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I grew up in south Alabama where wood was the building material of choice. The first home I remember had been built that way about the turn of the century amidst a block of others of the same vintage and construction. Across the alley from our house stood the old Evergreen Baptist Church, a two-story wooden structure constructed jointly by the local Masons, who still used the upstairs for their meetings, and the congregation which had worshipped downstairs before erecting a larger building across the street.


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