Greensboro Avenue, 1880

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Title

Greensboro Avenue, 1880

Subject

Carriages and carts
Dirt roads
Courthouses

Description

This post-Civil War photo was taken from what is now University Blvd. looking south. It is notable in that it is the only known photograph of the 1845 Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, although it shows only the clock tower above the trees. It was demolished about 1908 to make way for the Alston Building. The four-faced clock was moved across Greensboro and installed in the tower of the city hall. On the right is the drug store operated by Dr. Reuben Searcy.

Source

Personal Collection of Jason Townsend

Date

circa 1880

Contributor

Whitney Telle (Description)

Type

Postcard

Identifier

307

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

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