President's Mansion

University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


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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Street View 


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 

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

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2020: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 9, 2012: New photos from WillyT