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Smith Hall, 1908

 
 
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By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Smith Hall, 1908 Marker
Inscription.  Named for Eugene Allen Smith (1841-1927), University Professor and State Geologist, who served the State in this dual capacity for fifty-four years.

Smith rebuilt the collections of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, which had been destroyed by Federal Troops in 1865. As State Geologist he made an unparalleled contribution to knowledge of the State's mineral resources.
 
Erected by University of Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 33° 12.717′ N, 87° 32.642′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Capstone Drive, on the right when traveling north on 6th Avenue. Building # 1172, Smith Hall / Alabama Museum of Natural History is located on the Campus of the University of Alabama. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuomey Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology (about
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500 feet away); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Storrs Cadet Troop (about 600 feet away); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (about 600 feet away); Rotunda Plaza (about 700 feet away); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Woods Hall, 1868 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  The Alabama Museum of Natural History Website. (Submitted on April 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Smith Hall, 1908 / Alabama Museum of Natural History image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Smith Hall, 1908 / Alabama Museum of Natural History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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