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University of Alabama, President's House, University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL

University of Alabama, President's House, University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL

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Summary

Significance: Designed by Philadelphia architect William Nichols, who also designed the Tuscaloosa Capitol, this Greek Revival residence is considered one of the state's finest structures. ...This residence was designed and built as the residence of the president of the University of Alabama. Refusing to leave the property, Mrs. Garland, wife of president Landon Garland, ordered Federal troops to put out the fire they had kindled, thus saving the residence from destruction during the Civil War, when many university buildings were destroyed.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-25, FN-26, FN-27
Survey number: HABS AL-207
Building/structure dates: after. 1838- before. 1842 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1907 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72000186

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Nicholls, William, Architect
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Location

Tuscaloosa33.21015, -87.54984
Google Map of 33.2101472, -87.54983759999999
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