Horace King


Horace King has been recognized as a master architect, an engineering genius and building contractor. He was a respected builder of public buildings, factories, homes and roads, and a prolific covered bridge builder in the South. He is also credited with the construction of the spiral staircase in the Alabama State Capitol building in Montgomery. King was born into slavery but was emancipated by the Alabama Legislature and later was elected to two terms as in the Alabama State House of Representatives from 1868-70 and 1870-72.