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

Rotunda Plaza

 
 
Rotunda Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Rotunda Plaza Marker
Inscription.
The Rotunda Plaza is dedicated to
John H. and Carolyn Cobb Josey
(Classes of 1950 and 1951, respectively)

In recognition of the establishment in 1992 of the
John H. and Carolyn Cobb Josey Library Endowment Fund,
ensuring continued excellence of library and information
services to The University of Alabama.

The Flagstones embedded in this plaza mark the original foundations
of the Rotunda, which housed the first library of the University of
Alabama, and which, on April 4, 1865, was burned by Federal Troops.
Rediscovered and excavated in 1984, the foundations symbolize the
link between the Library's past and its future.

 
Location. 33° 12.688′ N, 87° 32.771′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Drive north of University Blvd. Click for map. Marker is located on the west side of the front steps to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, Building #1013, 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. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Storrs Cadet Troop (a few
Rotunda Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Rotunda Plaza Marker
steps from this marker); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (a few steps from this marker); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of Franklin Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oliver-Barnard Hall (about 300 feet away); Tuomey Hall (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  University of Alabama's Quad. (Submitted on May 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Rotunda Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Rotunda Plaza
View of the Quad in 1859. The Rotunda can be seen in the center image. Click for full size.
University of Alabama Libraries: William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
4. View of the Quad in 1859. The Rotunda can be seen in the center
This image was photographed from the University of Alabama's Presidents Mansion south of the Quad.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library now stands on the site of the old Rotunda image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
5. Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library now stands on the site of the old Rotunda
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 15 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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