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. Together with notable local architect Wallace Rayfield, Windham constructed many significant buildings within the city including the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank , the Windham Building and the Trinity Baptist Church in the early 20th Century.

Another major project completed by the firm was the 7-story Colored Masonic Temple, built in 1922.


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