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Hale County, Alabama

PO Box 396
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: (334) 624-4257
Fax: (334) 624-1715

In west-central AL, south of Tuscaloosa; organized Jan 30, 1867 from Greene, Marengo, and Perry counties. Name Origin: For Stephen F. Hale (1816-78), early settler, lawyer, and Confederate army officer

Area (sq mi):: 656.47 (land 643.74; water 12.74) Population per square mile: 28.50
Population 2005: 18,316 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 10.90% Population 2000: 17,185 (White 39.60%; Black or African American 59.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $12,661; median household $25,807; Population below poverty level: 26.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,292-$18,368
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.70% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hale County, Texas

500 Broadway St Suite 140
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-5261
Fax: (806) 291-9810

In west-central TX panhandle, north of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Lt. John C. Hale (?-1836), a TX officer killed in the battle of San Jacinto

Area (sq mi):: 1004.77 (land 1004.65; water 0.12) Population per square mile: 36.10
Population 2005: 36,233 State rank: 80 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 36,602 (White 45.20%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 47.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 27.10%). Foreign born: 8.20%. Median age: 31.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,655; median household $31,280; Population below poverty level: 18.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,690-$22,848
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 15.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Plainview County seat (21,995)

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    Located in Hale County, Alabama, the second poorest county in the state, Rural Studio gives students hands-on designing and building experience and challenges them to confront the philosophical, ethical, and practical questions that face architects, especially when designing with limited resources for people whose backgrounds may be very different from their own.
    With support from the OHD program, the DESIGNhabitat 2 project team partnered with a new HFH affiliate in Hale County, Alabama, one of the western Alabama counties most affected by hurricane Katrina.
    They also wanted to bring architecture down to earth by having students construct the buildings they design and by having them become part of the communities they design for Students who sign up for the Rural Studio program are asked to move to Hale County, Alabama, to develop what has come to be known as an architecture of decency.
    One only has to kick at its red surface to detect the layers of hurt beneath it.' This is Hale County, Alabama, one of the poorest places in the US and the rural backwater 'beneath the radar' of regulation where Samuel Mockbee found space to develop his Rural Studio.
    Still, his low- or no-cost buildings in Hale County, Alabama, could rival any avant production (and didn't look out of place at this year's Whitney Biennial).
    Hale County, Alabama. Total resident population: 15,861.
    These are the construction materials students at Samuel Mockbee's "Rural Studio" use to build dream houses for poor people in Hale County, Alabama. For 10 years, until his death in 2001, Mockbee challenged, shaped, and discipled middle-class students from Auburn University in what he called "the classroom of community" where they experienced the "smell and feel of poverty." The Rural Studio's curriculum moves its more than 430 students beyond paper architecture to an artistic, ethical, and political discipline rooted in community.
    The table, the landscape for Kemmis and the people of Montana, architecture for Samuel "Sambo" Mockbee, his students, and the residents of Hale County, Alabama, is being rebuilt, reestablishing some of those things that have the capacity to gather us together.
    Hale County, Alabama: 100 miles west of Auburn, 100 miles south of Birmingham, 40 miles north of Selma, is in the center of the state.
    The late Samuel Mockbee and his students at the Auburn University School of Architecture in Hale County, Alabama, made structures that were bracingly innovative in form and in their use of salvaged materials (e.g., the amazing Mason's Bend Community Center with its wall and roof of Chevrolet Caprice windshields), and th ey revisited and reinvigorated the aesthetic, political, and economic concerns of such architectural predecessors as Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra, whose inexpensive materials and streamlined open-air designs weren't just a matter of affect but the upshot of decisions made in hopes of effecting change.
    A terrific piece by William Christenberry, meanwhile, can be seen as a deconstruction of the older photographer: Building, Hale County, Alabama, 1967-2000, a grid of sixteen pictures of a single buil ding as it is renovated, expanded, and transformed over thirty-odd years, starts out looking just like Evans and winds up closer to Bernd and Hilla Becher, not only describing a different structure (and a different America) but invoking a different conceptual genre.