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

The Jemison Home

 
 
The Jemison Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By American Sign Restoration, September 14, 2015
1. The Jemison Home Marker
This historic marker was restored by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Inscription. Built by Robert Jemison Jr. Completed 1862, the 26 room Italian Villa style mansion is distinguished by its octagonal cupola and delicate carved fretwork. Jemison, a member of Alabama Legislature for 20 years (1840-63), 1861 Secession Convention (he voted against secession), Confederate States Senate 1863-65, helped establish Alabama Insane Hospital. Boyhood home Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, inventor of generator used in splitting the atom and of William "Bully" Van de Graaff, first All American Athlete from University of Alabama. Hugo Friedman in 1955 acquired this mansion for Tuscaloosa County as a Library.
 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.1′ N, 87° 33.883′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensboro Avenue (State Highway 215) and 13th Street, on the right when traveling north on Greensboro Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1305 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa AL 35403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chabannes - Sealy House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site (about 600 feet away); The Friedman Home
The Jemison Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. The Jemison Home Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion History. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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The Jemison Home & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. The Jemison Home & Marker
The Cupola atop of the Jemison Home image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
4. The Cupola atop of the Jemison Home
Delicate carved fretwork image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
5. Delicate carved fretwork
The Jemison Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
6. The Jemison Home Marker
Photo of the marker before the 2015 restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2015, by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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