The Story of Southern Accents Architectural Antiques


In 1969, Dr. Garlan Gudger began saving architectural odds and ends from buildings that were to be razed in the Cullman, Alabama area.  As news spread about Dr. Gudger’s collection, he began inviting people to come on Saturdays to see his salvaged collection, which he stashed in his garage. He eventually moved his inventory to a store in Cullman,  and Southern Accents Architectural Antiques was born.


According to their website, Dr. Gudger’s business is now known as the “South’s largest collection of architectural antiques.”


Southern Accents Architectural Antiques sells hardware, antique windows and doors, salvaged wood, ironwork, mantles, tiles, shutters, and more. It has been featured in several national magazines such as Southern Living and Southern Lady.


More stuff in the additional warehouse!

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques is one of my favorite places to visit and is worth a road trip to Cullman, Alabama.

You should totally go!

Source: Our Story



Wrought iron fencing outside.


They have more doorknobs–lots of doorknobs!–upstairs.


Spindles, anyone?