Windham Construction

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Windham Construction was Birmingham’s leading African-American construction company during the first half of the 20th Century. The company was founded in 1895 by Thomas C. Windham, and in 1897 his brother Benjamin Windham joined the operation.

The firm was often employed to construct building designed by architect Wallace Rayfield, including 16th Street Baptist Church, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank, the Windham Building and the Trinity Baptist Church. Other notable projects included the 7-story Colored Masonic Temple, completed in 1924, and 23rd Street Baptist Church, which was completed in 1929.


  • Curtis, Nancy C. (1996) Black Heritage Sites: The South New York City: The New Press, p. 38. ISBN 1565844335