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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Little Round House

 
 
The Little Round House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. The Little Round House Marker
Inscription. Constructed as a guard house for the Alabama Corps of Cadets during the early 1860's, the Little Round House provided shelter from inclement weather for cadets on sentry duty. Until 1865, it also housed the University Drum Corps, which was composed of rented slaves. One of the few University buildings not destroyed by Union forces when the campus was burned in 1865, this building became the office of the University surgeon in 1871, and was used later by non-military students as a residence. In 1888, the building became a storage area for University records and in 1933 the Jasons, a men's honor society, was permitted to use it as headquarters. In 1990, the building was converted into a memorial for all honor societies of the University.
 
Erected by Unversitat. Alabam. SIGILL.
 
Location. 33° 12.714′ N, 87° 32.79′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Capstone Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oliver-Barnard Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry
The Little Round House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
2. The Little Round House & Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Storrs Cadet Troop (within shouting distance of this marker); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotunda Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of Franklin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gorgas House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
More about this marker. The Little Round House and marker are located next to on the west side of the Gorgas Library on the campus of the University of Alabama.
 
Additional keywords. University of Alabama
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
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