Home of Ellen Peter-Bryce

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Title

Home of Ellen Peter-Bryce

Subject

Bryce, Ellen Peter, 1841-1929

Description

Ellen Peter-Bryce began plans for this home in 1892, upon the death of her husband Dr. Peter Bryce, the first superintendent of what is now Bryce Hospital. The hospital was named for Peter Bryce upon his death. and Ellen Bryce changed her last name to Peter-Bryce.

Peter-Bryce had the home, which she called a "cottage" in spite of its size and spacious grounds, built on the northeast corner of 7th Street and 21st Avenue.

Peter-Bryce had young ladies for paying guests for several years, then changed to boys. Frank L.Grove, a former Tuscaloosa High School principal, and Sam F. Clabaugh, then editor of The Tuscaloosa News, lived there for six years.

In an article in a Feb. 13, 1966, issue of The Tuscaloosa News, Grove was quoted as saying, "She frequently would let Sam and me invite two young ladies for Sunday dinner. We accused her of trying to help us on to matrimony, which she frankly admitted."

Mrs. J. Reese (Sue) Phifer, Mrs. Charles (Nell) Beauchamp, Mrs. Hugh Mallory Privet and Jack Jolly Clarkson, lived in their great aunt's home during her declining years.

Ellen Peter-Bryce died on April 8, 1929 and was buried beside her husband on the Bryce Hospital grounds.

Creator

The Tuscaloosa Times

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa Times

Date

May 12, 1899

Contributor

Ian Crawford (Description)
Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1049

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

photograph

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