Alabama State Capitol Building at Tuscaloosa

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Title

Alabama State Capitol Building at Tuscaloosa

Subject

Old State Capitol

Description

Tuscaloosa was the state capitol of Alabama from 1827 to 1846 . Originally in Cahaba,the capitol was moved to Tuscaloosa because of flooding in Cahaba. The Capitol Building was designed by William Nichols, Alabama State Architect, who also designed buildings at the University of Alabama. When the capitol was moved to Montgomery, the building housed the Alabama Central Female College from 1856 until the building burned in 1923. The foundation of the building can still be seen at Capitol Park in Tuscaloosa.

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Drawing

Identifier

540

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

8-inches by 10-inches