In the summer of 1928, Theodore Swann had a mansion built for him on Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. He documented the construction on 16mm motion-picture film. My real estate agent had the film transfered to VHS. I was allowed to borrow the VHS and make a transfer to DVD. These screen captures are from that DVD. More can be found on flickr.
Mrs. Swann holds up a calendar page to record the date: April 18, 1928
OSHA was not represented on site.
An English vaulted hall was imported and rebuilt below the rear terrace.
They brought the camera with them to opening day at Rickwood Field.
And to a summer camp.