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

Old Tavern

 
 
Old Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By American Sign Restoration, August 28, 2015
1. Old Tavern Marker
This historic marker was restored by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa County.
Inscription. Built in 1827 three blocks east on Broad Street. Stage stop and inn frequented by many political leaders while Tuscaloosa was State Capital. Moved to Capitol Park, 1966.
 
Erected 1968 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.494′ N, 87° 34.425′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Avenue and University Blvd, on the right on 28th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 28th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama Central Female College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masons Marks (about 300 feet away); Tuscaloosa (about 300 feet away); Clement Comer Clay (about 300 feet away); Arthur P. Bagby (about 300 feet away); Hugh McVay (about 300 feet away); Benjamin Fitzpatrick (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Tuscaloosa - The Old Tavern. (Submitted on November 3, 2015.)
 
Categories. GovernmentIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Old Tavern & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 4, 2006
2. Old Tavern & Marker
The Old Tavern (1827) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. The Old Tavern (1827)
<i>Duffies Tavern, 2800 Twenty-eighth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL</i> image. Click for full size.
By Alex Bush, January 21, 1934
4. Duffies Tavern, 2800 Twenty-eighth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL
The Old Tavern has been a fixture in downtown Tuscaloosa since the time of the capital era. Innkeeper William Dunton built the structure in 1827, three blocks from its current site as a tavern and hotel 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). -- Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society

This photo, courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress, shows the tavern at its old location at 2800 Twenty-eighth Avenue.
Old Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
5. Old Tavern Marker
Photograph of the marker prior to its restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on .   5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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