President's Mansion

University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Photos 

University of Alabama, President's House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, April 3, 1934. FRONT VIEW. - NORTH ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

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. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS AL-207)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 1972
Reference number
72000186
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Military; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant year
1841

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2012: New photos from WillyT

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