This is a photo of Walter Bellingrath's fishing lodge, Belle Camp, in the 1940s. This was used as a summer recreation spot for the Bellingraths before the property was developed into the Gardens.
This image shows a broad, wood-sided, one-storied house surrounded by a thick growth of trees and shrubs native to south Alabama. A sidewalk runs along the side and front of the house made from tile pave stones with landscaped flowerbeds on either side of the sidewalk.
Bellingrath Gardens, photos, Thomas McGehee, Belle Camp, fishing lodge