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May 12, 2016 (May 6 deadline) Tuscaloosa: Multi-site Tour of Historic Tuscaloosa

May 12, 2016

Calling all History Lovers and Future Architects!  Join your Everest Academy Friends (open to all homeschoolers) for a multi-site tour of Historic Tuscaloosa!
Meet @ 10:30 at The Old Tavern. This historic structure was Tuscaloosa's first inn and was located on the stagecoach route that passed through Tuscaloosa. One of the few remaining nineteenth-century inns in the state, the Old Tavern provides visitors with a rare glimpse of early Tuscaloosa commercial architecture. During its operation as a hostelry, it served as the temporary home and meeting place of legislators, Confederate soldiers, and countless people traveling to or through the city. At one time, it was even the temporary home of Governor John Gayle (1831-1835).  The Old Tavern is located at 500 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa.

You can read more here:  http://www.historictuscaloosa.org/index.php?page=tour

Then, 11:30 we will travel just half a mile to the Battle-Friedman house.  Built about 1835 by Alfred Battle, a North Carolina native who had come to Tuscaloosa in 1821, this historic beauty and its outbuildings occupied the entire city block!  Willed to the city of Tuscaloosa in 1965 by Hugo Friedman, the house is operated by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society and is available for rental for weddings, receptions etc. The Battle-Friedman house is located at 1010 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa .

Then we will travel to Capitol Park for a picnic lunch.  This park was the site of the Alabama Capitol when Tuscaloosa was the seat of state government from 1826-1846. In 1847 the capitol was moved to Montgomery, and the building became the home of the Alabama Central Female College. A visible reminder of the old capitol building that burned in 1923 is the stone foundation and two small columns.
Our last tour will be at 2:00 at the Jemison Van de Graff Mansion.  This magnificent Italianate house was built in 1859-1862 by Senator Robert Jemison Jr. to serve as his town house. The house was ahead of its time technologically: it was the first in Tuscaloosa to have a fully plumbed bathroom and even had its own gas plant to provide gas for illumination. After serving for a period as the city library, it was acquired by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society and the Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa. A joint board was set up to oversee restoration of the house, which is ongoing. The Jemison Mansion is located at 1305 Greesnsboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa.
Confirm number of participants to Jackie Reames at 256-506-9923 by May 6th. Cost is $ 15.00 per family for ALL tours.  A great value!  See you then!

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers.
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