Inscription. George Washington Foster, planter, built this Greek Revival Mansion. An Act of the legislature was required to close Court Street, In fall of 1864 it was headquarters of Nathan B. Forrest, General, CSA. Foster's daughter, Sarah Independence McDonald and her family, lived here until 1900 when it became the home of Governor Emmet O'Neal. In 1922 it was acquired by Thomas M. Rogers Sr., and in 1948 by the University of North Alabama.
By Sandra Hughes, June 13, 2009
|1. Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855 Marker|
Listed Historic American Buildings Survey National Resister of Historic Places.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.323′ N, 87° 40.762′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ervine Avenue and North Court Street, on the right when traveling west on East Ervine Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in front of Rogers Hall on the campus of University of Northern Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35632, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sannoner Historic District (about 600 feet away, in a direct line); Simpson House~Irvine Place~Coby Hall (about 600 feet away); Seminary - O'Neal Historic District (about 600 feet away); Locust Dell Academy (about 700 feet away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sannoner Historic District Medical Arts Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Pickett Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
By Sandra Hughes, June 13, 2009
|2. Courtview, Rogers Hall|
|Court Street dead ends at Rogers Hall (an antebellum mansion) on the UNA campus.|
Also see . . .
1. Lauderdale County, Alabama People of the Past. George Washington Foster (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Governor's Information. Alabama Governor Emmet O'Neal
Born: September 23, 1853
Died: September 7, 1922
Birth State: Alabama
Family: Married Lizzie Kirkman; three children
School(s): University of Alabama
Periods in Office: From: January 17, 1911
To: January 18, 1915 (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. Rogers Hall. Rogers Hall, also known as Courtview and Alumni House, located at 500 Court Street, Florence, Alabama, is a three-story antebellum structure built in 1855. It is one of the oldest historic landmarks on the University of North Alabama campus and one of the university’s most distinctive structures. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
4. University of North Alabama. Rogers Hall (Courtview) (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
5. wapedia. Wiki: Rogers Hall (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
1. Rogers Hall
Rogers Hall was constructed by planter George Washington Foster at the summit of Court Street (hence its original name, Courtview). Because construction would result in the permanent obstruction of a major thoroughfare, the city had to secure the approval of the Alabama Legislature before work could begin. Permission was granted with the stipulation that “the beauty of the home justify the inconvenience caused the people of the city.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
|3. Courtview, Rogers Hall Side View|
— Submitted March 26, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.