The President's Mansion

The President's Mansion (HMGVQ)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.564', W 87° 32.766'

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In 1838 The University of Alabama Board of Trustees appropriated funds for a more suitable residence for the University's new president Basil Manly. The mansion on this site was built between 1839 and 1841 from plans provided by Michael Barry who served as architect and building superintendent for the project. Although Manly, the mansions first occupant was a very popular president, the legislature regarded the structure as unnecessarily lavish. According to tradition, Louisa Frances Garland, wife of President Landon C. Garland, valiantly saved the stately residence from destruction when Union Troops under the command of Major General John T. Croxten destroyed the campus on April 4, 1865. The mansion, which has undergone a number of restorations assumed its predominantly white appearance in 1908.
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HM NumberHMGVQ
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Placed ByThe University Of Alabama
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 449106 N 3674634
Decimal Degrees33.20940000, -87.54610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.564', W 87° 32.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 33.84" N, 87° 32' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 681-775 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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