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Woods Hall, 1868

 
 
Woods Hall, 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Woods Hall, 1868 Marker
Inscription. Named for Alva Woods (1794-1887), First President of the University of Alabama, 1831-1837.

Constructed after the Civil War, this gothic revival structure was built of materials salvaged from the original campus, burned by Federal Troops in April 1865. For almost two decades, Woods Hall housed the entire university.

In keeping with the University's Military Governance (1860-1903), "The Barracks" -- as the hall was first designated--was patterned after buildings on the campus of The Virginia Military Institute.
 
Erected by University of Alabama.
 
Location. 33° 12.794′ N, 87° 32.748′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from 7th Avenue near McCorvey Drive and Stadium Drive. Touch for map. Building # 1214, Woods Hall 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. The Gorgas-Manly Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.B. Comer Hall, 1908 (about 400 feet away); The Little Round House (about 500 feet away); Oliver-Barnard Hall
Woods Hall, 1868 Marker on the left of the main entrance to the building. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Woods Hall, 1868 Marker on the left of the main entrance to the building.
(about 600 feet away); Tuomey Hall (about 600 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  University of Alabama Campus Tour, Woods Hall. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Woods Hall, College of Arts and Sciences image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
3. Woods Hall, College of Arts and Sciences
Houses the Department of Art.
One of two corner turrents on Woods Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
4. One of two corner turrents on Woods Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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