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Gorgas House

 
 
Gorgas House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Gorgas House Marker
Inscription.
Built 1829 as University dining hall.
Remodeled as a residence 1840.
Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953

(Reverse):
Preserved as a memorial to:
General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883)
Chief of Ordnance, C. S. A. 1861-1865
President of the University 1878-1879

Mrs. Amelia Gayle Gorgas (1826-1913)
University Librarian 1883-1906

General William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920)
Surgeon General, United States Army
Sanitary engineer whose work in eliminating Yellow
Fever assured Construction of Panama Canal.
 
Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.733′ N, 87° 32.85′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Capstone Drive and Colonial Drive, on the right when traveling west on Capstone Drive. Click for map. Building # 1014 Gorgas House is located on the Campus of the University of Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan Hall, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver-Barnard Hall (within shouting distance of
Gorgas House Marker Side B image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Gorgas House Marker Side B
this marker); Site Of Franklin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gorgas-Manly Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Little Round House (about 300 feet away); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Storrs Cadet Troop (about 500 feet away); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  University of Alabama Campus Tour, Gorgas House. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationGovernmentMilitaryScience & MedicineWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Gorgas House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Gorgas House & Marker
Gorgas House, 1829 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
4. Gorgas House, 1829
The Gorgas House, designed by William Nichols was part of his design of the original campus of the newly established University of Alabama. This building was one of only four to survive the destruction of the campus by Federal Troops on April 4, 1865.
The Gorgas Hospital, Panama City, Panama image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, April 17, 1992
5. The Gorgas Hospital, Panama City, Panama
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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